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  • About time

    01/09/2014

    Sellafield. Parental help. Mortgages lasting 40 years. Welcome to housing affordability in the 21st century.

  • Leader: planning for a solution

    29/08/2014

    While some councils buy up homes to boost their social housing stock, boroughs in London are struggling to spend government money for developing or improving gypsy and traveller sites (news, page x). Two prominent councils have handed back £900,000 saying that planning constraints have made their schemes impossible.

  • A good mix of skills

    29/08/2014

    Collaboration is needed to ensure boards are diverse and useful

  • Moving on up

    29/08/2014

    Councillors in London are putting housing higher on their list of priorities

  • Hard sell

    28/08/2014

    As sales pass 20,000, what’s been the impact of England’s ‘reinviograted’ right to buy so far?

  • An attempt to muzzle dangerous dogs

    27/08/2014

    Anti-social behaviour powers should provide greater protections for housing staff, other visitors and even other dogs. But, asks Jennifer Tate, will it be enforceable?

  • Put bad practice behind you

    27/08/2014

    Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed

  • Ideas Exchange

    26/08/2014

    A Policy Exchange report on social housing is heavy on criticism but light on facts, says Heather Spurr

  • Flo-nest mistake

    25/08/2014

    DCLG makes a questionable listicle about ‘incredible landlords’ and hats off to Steve White

  • Universal credit under control

    22/08/2014

    The key to the smooth running of the universal credit rollout is a universal approach, says Lord David Freud

  • The battle for hearts and minds

    22/08/2014

    The scale of the crisis in housing supply is increasingly well rehearsed, writes Emma Maier

  • Smaller landlords are ready to step up

    22/08/2014

    Smaller landlords such as Gateway are in a position to step up delivery under the 2015-18 grant programme

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