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    INTERVIEW: Kevin Stewart faces the mammoth challenge of overseeing the building of 50,000 affordable homes in Scotland over five years. Sophie Barnes finds out his plans


Two more councils to scrap choice-based lettings

TOP STORY: Two more councils have confirmed they are scrapping their choice-based lettings (CBL) systems due to concerns about use of resources.

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Greater Manchester unveils 227,000-home plan

21/10/2016 5:01 pm

Councils in Greater Manchester are looking to free up green belt land for development as part of a plan to build 227,200 new homes over the next 20 years.


New Homelessness Reduction Bill published

21/10/2016 1:17 pm

A duty on councils to temporarily house homeless people who are not in priority need has been stripped out from a new bill that aims to reduce homelessness.

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Report finds housing race inequalities

21/10/2016 10:41 am

Stark racial disadvantages and discrimination still exist in housing despite a raft of reforms since the 1960s, a report sponsored by housing associations has said.

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Flagship: third of tenants at risk of unaffordable rents

21/10/2016 7:30 am

A housing association has found one-third of its own tenants are at risk of facing unaffordable rents as they struggle to cover daily living costs.

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Sales of social housing increase by 8%

20/10/2016 4:44 pm

English social landlords sold nearly 22,000 homes in 2015/16, an increase of 8% on the previous year.

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CML: 46% of social tenants prefer to stay in sector

20/10/2016 4:40 pm

A greater proportion of sector tenants would rather still be in social housing in 10 years time than move into owner-occupation, a report has found.

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LGA wants 'urgent talks' with government about housebuilding

20/10/2016 10:03 am

The Local Government Association has called on the government to commit to urgent talks about how councils can “rapidly” build homes.

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Corbyn calls on his MPs to back homelessness bill

20/10/2016 0:01 am

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Labour MPs to attend a debate on a bill tabled by a Conservative MP aiming to preventing homelessness.

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    ANALYSIS: SNP conferences these days garner much more attention than they used to. Sophie Barnes goes to Glasgow to find out what the party is saying in housing.

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      ANALYSIS: SNP conferences these days garner much more attention than they used to. Sophie Barnes goes to Glasgow to find out what the party is saying in housing.

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    Have your say: should councils scrap choice based lettings?

    Two more councils are going to scrap their choice-based lettings (CBL) systems. Is CBL a waste of tenant and officer time? Or could such moves lead to areas where families are less interested in their local community? Have your say in our poll.


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