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  • Crisis? Quelle crise?

    20/08/2014

    The French housing market is ‘in meltdown’ after housing starts plunged to the crisis level of double what we are managing in the UK.

  • 21st century digital landlord

    20/08/2014

    The digital age comes with risks for social landlords as well as opportunities, cautions Kirsty Varley

  • Bungalow Brandon Lewis

    19/08/2014

    The new housing minister’s call to build more bungalows is misguided, writes Colin Wiles

  • Update: New universal credit rules for tenants begin this week

    19/08/2014

    An alteration meaning social landlords can now tell who is claiming universal credit began yesterday, Heather Spurr writes

  • Mind the gaps

    18/08/2014

    Spot the gaps between rhetoric and reality in the speech by David Cameron about family-friendly policies.

  • Feeling the pinch

    15/08/2014

    Mark Simmonds is not getting much sympathy after claiming that MPs’ expenses make it ‘intolerable’ to live in London. Has he revealed a deeper truth about our housing system?

  • Universal credit is not just for Christmas

    15/08/2014

    Universal credit is becoming a bit of a turkey and the brick shortage is over (there is a picture of bricks prove it)

  • Speaking to be heard

    15/08/2014

    Associations have long expressed concerns about the impact of universal credit on vulnerable tenants…

  • Funding the future of social housing

    15/08/2014

    Danish bank Danske has become the latest to set out plans to lend to English housing associations.

  • Voice of renters

    15/08/2014

    Campaign group Brighton’s Future says not enough is done by politicians to tackle the housing crisis

  • Housing benefit and the coalition Video

    14/08/2014

    What has happened to housing benefit in the four years since the government inherited a system it claimed was ‘out of control’?

  • My time as an Undercover Boss

    13/08/2014

    Bims Alalade wanted to know about what happens at the grassroots level of YMCA. So she went undercover with Channel 4 to find out.

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