Chair, Centre for Social Justice and Liberal Democrat council leader, Eastleigh

Councils 'should take primary responsibility for housing'

28/01/2015 10:20 am

Councils should take on primary responsibility for housing delivery in their local area, moving away from their current role as ‘sausage machines’ for approving planning decisions.

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HCA concerned about association's ability to protect social assets

28/01/2015 9:37 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned that it lacks assurance that a Sunderland-based housing association can fully protect its social housing assets in the face of commercial risk.

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Landlords to face higher costs for eviction claims

28/01/2015 7:00 am

Landlords face a hike in eviction costs for a second successive year under government proposals that will cost the private and social housing sector an extra £15m a year.

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Housing officer faces trial over fraud

28/01/2015 1:40 pm

A former housing officer charged with fraudulently taking more than £3,000 from tenants over a three year period is due to stand trial in September.

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London council to wind up ALMO

28/01/2015 10:41 am

A London council has decided to wind up its arm’s-length management organisation after tenants voted in favour of the proposal.

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