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  • Crisis loans rescued from crisis

    30/09/2014

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

  • Getting with the program

    30/09/2014

    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.’

  • Who benefits?

    30/09/2014

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

  • Housing divides

    30/09/2014

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

  • Chocolate bribery

    29/09/2014

    Typos, prop sharing and that box of Milk Tray

  • Visions and promises

    29/09/2014

    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.

  • A lot of hot air

    26/09/2014

    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

  • Is Labour genuinely committed to social rent?

    26/09/2014

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

  • The right priorities

    26/09/2014

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

  • A long-term project

    26/09/2014

    Firm commitment is required to provide much-needed accessible housing

  • Five London homes Ed Miliband deems mansions

    25/09/2014

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

  • Consumer regulations in perspective

    24/09/2014

    Lessons can be learnt from the Homes and Communities Agency’s latest review of how it regulates consumer standards, says Dean Underwood

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