Grainia Long - CIH

CIH chief executive to leave organisation

01/10/2014 2:00 pm

Grainia Long will leave her role as chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing early next year.

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Council headquarters

Islington's planning backlash at developer ‘super-profits’

01/10/2014 9:41 am

Islington Council plans to clamp down on ‘artificially pessimistic’ viability studies used by developers to minimise affordable housing obligations.

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Money, surplus, annual results, financial, finance, accounts

Landlords call for ability to issue tax-free savings bonds

01/10/2014 9:52 am

Housing associations should be allowed to issue tax-free savings bonds to fund development and increase support in local communities for housing.

Welsh Assembly

Welsh government cuts Supporting People budget by £10m

01/10/2014 10:14 am

The Welsh government has cut the budget for Supporting People by £10m – £6m more than expected.

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For use in Inside Housing, 3 October 2014

Landlords' bedroom tax prep

The members of our welfare reform focus group are preparing for the next round of welfare changes: universal credit. Jess McCabe and Gene Robertson find out how they are coping.

Solicitor, Child Poverty Action Group

Crisis loans rescued from crisis

Mike Spencer reflects on the charity Child Poverty Action Group’s recent win on funding for low income families in a crisis

Assistant solicitor, Skaespeare's

A clear process

Landlords should check pending Right to Buy transactions to see if tenants are entitled to a larger discount, says Stewart Freeman

Acting deputy features editor, Inside Housing

Getting with the program

Agatha Christie once wrote: ‘There’s a proverb that says “To err is human,” but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.’

mould spores

Breaking the mould

Simon Brandon unearths an unexpected consequence of retrofitting social homes with energy-saving features

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    New towns - the European way

    For some years, planning and economic consultancy Urbed has been organising trips for interested parties – developers, as well as local authorities – to some of the most impressive housing schemes on the continent.

  • Paul Anderson

    Who benefits?

    Government plans to increase barriers for young people to benefits could lead to more becoming homeless, argues Paul Anderson

  • Heather Spurr

    Housing divides

    The question of housing seems to be dividing opinion amongst Conservatives at their annual conference, says Heather Spurr

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    Chocolate bribery

    Typos, prop sharing and that box of Milk Tray

  • Jules Birch

    Visions and promises

    As the parties hold their final conferences before the 2015 general election, housing has a high political profile. Here are five themes I’ve noticed so far.

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    A lot of hot air

    Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

  • Carl Brown

    Is Labour genuinely committed to social rent?

    Labour needs to explain the role it sees for genuine social housing after May

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    The right priorities

    Public engagement and enthusiasm in the housing sector are paramount to progress, says Ann O’Byrne

  • Chief executive, Habinteg Housing Association

    A long-term project

    Firm commitment is required to provide much-needed accessible housing

  • Pete Apps

    Five London homes Ed Miliband deems mansions

    Inside Housing has scoured Zoopla for £2m-plus properties that would pay his new tax - with some surprising results.



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