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HCA: Loan covenant failures would breach regulatory standards

17/09/2014 1:16 pm

Housing associations which breach loan covenants as a result of accountancy changes could be hit with a severe downgrade by the regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned.


Government to reconsider axeing local welfare funding

16/09/2014 6:30 pm

Ministers have agreed to reconsider scrapping a fund aimed at providing support for people in crisis, following the threat of a High Court challenge.

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United House losses 'not a driver for merger'

17/09/2014 2:05 pm

The new chief executive of a social housing contractor has denied that United House’s £4.5m loss was a driver for its decision to merge with Bullock Construction.


Troubled landlord in merger talks

17/09/2014 8:28 am

A troubled housing association is in merger talks with another landlord.

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Housing ideas on lock

This summer the world’s leading housing academics convened in Edinburgh to share ideas and research. Yet policy makers and housing professionals were noticeable by their absence. Michael Lloyd investigates why

Karen Neald, solicitor, Weightmans

Fraud warning

A recent case should warn councils that not all applications for the Right to Buy are on the level.

Jules Birch

The Indyref and housing

What are the implications for housing of the independence referendum in Scotland?

John Healey MP at Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico

If the hat fits: John Healey's housing mission

Former Labour housing minister John Healey is on a mission to put housing at the top of the electoral agenda - and don his hard hat and reprise a cabinet housing role. Nick Duxbury meets him

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The fate of independence

On 18 September, Scotland will decide on whether to strike out alone and become an independent country for the first time since 1707. The ‘yes’ campaign has promised that voting to leave the UK will open a ‘new era’ for the nation. But what would Scottish independence mean for housing? Heather Spurr finds out  

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    A loss for village greens, a gain for landlords?

    A Supreme Court decision clarifies the rules on when land can be declared a village green, says Stephen Harper

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    Generation rent

    A concerted effort needs to be made if we are going to make homeownership affordable for future generations, argues Steve Hicks

  • Jules Birch

    Mirror image

    Nobody pretends that reform of housing benefit will be easy but a report out today underlines the scale of the task.

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    Domestic policy

    A proposed change to the housing of domestic abuse victims is yet more evidence that changes to allocation policies are affecting vulnerable people, Heather Spurr writes

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    Colonisation of Wearside

    Peter Walls has an idea for Alex Salmond’s next campaign, tenant’s daily ice bucket challenge and housing’s hero swims the channel for charity

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    A matter of weight

    A court decision could bring new rights for obese housing professionals

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    Solutions for the housing crisis

    Ed Miliband’s ideas to solve the housing crisis need some backing up, argues Laura Tweedy

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    A fine chance of change

    When a Lib Dem MP chose to use his private members’ bill to go to battle on the bedroom tax, few anticipated he would succeed

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    Keeping up progress

    The latest diversity commission needs to force associations to demonstrate commitment

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    Eight out of 10 people

    The public believe that government plays a role in the housing crisis



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