Slices of bread with living wage stats

Two in three associations pay living wage


The majority of landlords are helping to keep employees above the breadline, survey reveals

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'Generation rent': 1 in 5 have no desire to own home

18/04/2014 0:01 am

One in five of those classed as ‘generation rent’ have no desire to own a home, a report released today has revealed.

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Social landlords welcome residency test for allocations.

17/04/2014 3:50 pm

Requiring prospective tenants to pass a ‘residency test’ before being allocated a social home has been largely welcomed by housing associations and councils, the government has said.

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Benefits Street makers asked to leave homelessness day centre

17/04/2014 1:52 pm

The makers of controversial documentary Benefits Street have been asked to leave a homelessness day centre for trying to research a new programme looking at immigrants.

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Council invests £75m from HRA into housing projects

17/04/2014 1:21 pm

Hull Council has decided to invest £75 million from its housing revenue account in building 3,500 new homes, retrofit 3,000 and bringing 650 properties back into use.


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Scottish Government boosts apprenticeship target by 20%

Scotland will aim to provide 5,000 more apprenticeships every year, Alex Salmond announced today.

The three Rising Stars 2014 finalists

Rising to the challenge

The judges have cast their votes to choose the finalists of this year’s Rising Stars competition to find the best young talent in housing. Now it’s over to you to pick a winner. Kate Youde grills the final three to discover what drives them

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Living wage moral conundrum Video

This week we reveal the results of a survey asking whether social landlords pay the living wage.


Learning curve

A year on from the introduction of the bedroom tax, Jess McCabe catches up with Inside Housing’s welfare reform focus group to find out if dealing with the impact of the changes has become child’s play or if it’s still requiring baby steps

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    Asking the right questions

    Questioning employers about discrimination has become easier, says Sarah Lamont

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    The snoozing wage

    Find out which landlord HQ has a cake addiction, losing out living wage for snoozing and a blaze of innuendos on Twitter.

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    The will to work

    Motivating staff is becoming increasingly tricky as pay falls in real terms and workloads increase, argues Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist

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    Time to pay a fair wage

    Social landlords are acutely aware that wages are not increasing in line with the cost of living.

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    Building bonanza

    Before the reforms to housing revenue accounts, there was speculation about the extent councils would use their powers to build.

  • Chief executive, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

    Impact of council mergers on associations

    Plans to merge councils across Wales could also have a huge impact on housing associations

  • Head of sustainability, Lakehouse

    Worry over eco cuts

    A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes

  • Environmental partner, Weightmans LLP

    Keeping things green

    New guidelines for environmental offences may mean hefty fines

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    The mansion tax mistake

    Reform of council tax would be a better alternative to the mansion tax, writes Colin Wiles

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    Dear Eric Pickles

    A Tory council has written to Eric Pickles, condemning a cut that will mean families are ‘forced towards loan sharks’, writes Heather Spurr.

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    Housing review offers complete picture

    As ever the new UK Housing Review offers a mix of authoritative statistics and some fascinating new insights on housing across all tenures.

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    Only Two Emma Reynolds

    The shadow housing minister met her (name) match and Closed Circuit gets traumatised by De’Ath

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    Debt: the new safety net?

    The ‘dark underside’ of debt was examined yesterday in a report, suggesting that more and more people are ‘using credit unsustainably as a personal safety net.’

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    Help or hindrance?

    A year in to Help to Buy, who has it helped and what has the impact been so far?

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    ECO: Up the ambition

    The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell

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    The way forward

    It’s been a tough first two years of regulation for the Homes and Communities Agency, but they have prepared us for the challenges ahead


    Think of the children

    Ask parents to raise their chief concerns about their children’s future and the affordability of housing will quickly raise its head.

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    Unlock hidden value

    A long-term look at assets can be much more productive than a short-term view

  • Chief executive, Liverpool Mutual Homes

    The missing link

    The new Investment Property Databank is a waypost for social landlords

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    Pinning down payments

    Landlords need to take threats of contractor insolvency seriously

  • Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

    An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

  • Freedom to roam

    Brighton Housing Trust is no housing giant - but it’s a massive technological help to its clients. Jess McCabe reports

  • Room for procurement savings

    Scotland’s diverse social housing sector is still dogged by the spectre of unnecessary procurement costs but it could save up to £42 million per year, says Steve Malone

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Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

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