• Dispatches from Birmingham

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Dispatches from Birmingham

ANALYSIS: Housing association leaders have converged on Birmingham for the last few days for the annual National Housing Federation conference. There was no shortage of drama, thought-provoking discussion and juicy gossip. Inside Housing looks at the highlights

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Innovation Index 2016 revealed

22/09/2016 7:30 pm

Inside Housing and Dolphin Index have joined forces to carry out the second annual Innovation Index for the housing sector.

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Javid gives green light for 440-home scheme

23/09/2016 2:10 pm

Sajid Javid has given the green light to a controversial 440-home development in Bradford.

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HCA warns stock sales risk damaging sector's reputation

22/09/2016 3:03 pm

The social housing regulator has warned that housing associations risk damaging the reputation of the sector if they sell stock inhabited by social tenants.

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Right to Buy sales pass 45,000 since 2012

22/09/2016 1:51 pm

More than 45,000 council homes have been sold under the Right to Buy since boosted discounts were introduced in 2012, with just over 7,000 replacements started.

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House prices 'impaired' RTB demand in London

22/09/2016 11:42 am

Tenants hoping to access the extended Right to Buy (RTB) in London were frozen out because homes were too expensive to mortgage even with a £100,000 discount, landlords running the pilot have revealed.

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Wigan Council to consult on scrapping ALMO

22/09/2016 11:10 am

Wigan Council will consult on scrapping its arm’s-length management organisation (ALMO) and bringing housing management back in-house.

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Barwell: we will consider funding wider mix of tenures

22/09/2016 10:30 am

The government will consider allowing housing associations to use Affordable Homes Programme grant to fund a wider mix of tenures, the housing minister has said.

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Kier reports increased profit and turnover

22/09/2016 9:31 am

Contractor Kier Group has reported increased profit and turnover in its residential business, saying the Brexit referendum result has had “no material impact” on its operations.

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