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  • Are we getting what we pay for?

    19/09/2014

    Pay is an emotive issue. The public is generally suspicious of high salaries - perhaps with the peculiar exception of footballers and celebrities.

  • A safe rent

    19/09/2014

    Many people, including ‘generation Y’, are in desperate need of wholesome housing

  • Landlords beware

    18/09/2014

    If landlords have stopped worrying about the looming FRS 102 accountancy changes, it might be time to dust off the nightmares.

  • Scottish referendum live blog Video

    18/09/2014

    The Scottish voters have spoken. So what comes next? Follow our live blog today to get the housing sector’s reaction to the result.

  • Stats blog: Planning approvals for social housing Video

    17/09/2014

    What’s going on in the world of planning regarding social housing? A look at the stats reveals a collapse in social housing planning approvals in the north.

  • Fraud warning

    17/09/2014

    A recent case should warn councils that not all applications for the Right to Buy are on the level, says Karen Neald

  • The Indyref and housing

    17/09/2014

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

  • Generation rent

    16/09/2014

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

  • Mirror image

    16/09/2014

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

  • Domestic policy

    16/09/2014

    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

  • Colonisation of Wearside

    12/09/2014

    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

  • A matter of weight

    12/09/2014

    A court decision could bring new rights for obese housing professionals

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