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  • Eric Pickles arrives in Valhalla

    17/10/2014

    Winning Nick Atkin’s style, Dr Earth has a vision for Nigel Farage and Eric Pickles arrives in ‘Valhalla’

  • Tackling poverty post Lyons

    17/10/2014

    The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

  • After the Lyons roar

    17/10/2014

    Although calls for a strategy to fix Britain’s broken housing market are not new, the Lyons review should be a catalyst for fresh thought and action to solve the housing crisis

  • Reform fit for our time

    17/10/2014

    Universal credit is being rolled out nationwide - and it is going to change lives, says Lord David Freud

  • Give us a strategy

    17/10/2014

    After the 2010 general election, localism was one of the government’s buzzwords, alongside its long forgotten cousin the Big Society.

  • Price fixation can be costly

    17/10/2014

    Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality

  • Helping tenants helps us

    17/10/2014

    Schemes to assist residents find work improves satisfaction and bottom line

  • Helping tenants get online

    16/10/2014

    As part of Get Online Week, Peabody’s head of digital Sigal Dwyer shares tips about how the landlord has managed to get 75% of its residents online

  • Lyons made

    16/10/2014

    The Lyons Review is the most significant report on new housing supply in years but it’s much more convincing on private sector housebuilding than social housing.

  • Reaction to the Lyons review Video

    16/10/2014

    Today, Ed Miliband announced a swathe of new measures to increase house building in response to the Lyons Housing Review.

  • Improving prospects

    15/10/2014

    A new report by the National House Building Council looks at the unprecendented decline in small house builders

  • No PRS answer

    15/10/2014

    Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

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