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Featuring regular blogs from housing sector experts and the Inside Housing team, plus contributions from individuals working in all aspects of social housing.

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  • Time for common sense on gas safety


    The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard

  • When less could mean more for housing


    Debate about the sector’s form, as well as function, needs greater urgency

  • The right to freedom


    Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

  • Re-engineering regulation


    As regulation is overhauled, providers need to be ready for change too, says Julian Ashby

  • Out of sight, out of mind


    Social landlords need to step up and make sure that social housing isn’t forgotten in the debates about the housing crisis

  • Cities can deliver solutions


    Let’s devolve powers to our 10 core cities and bring brownfield sites to life

  • Crisis decisions


    A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes

  • Poverty prism


    Who said this? ‘What is currently happening in the housing market epitomises our concerns about Britain becoming a permanently divided nation.’

  • Disabled rights


    The councillor whose disabled employment question to Lord Freud unleashed a torrent of criticism on the welfare minister writes us an exclusive blog

  • Scratching the surface


    A strategy to increase the housing options for elderly people would have a positive impact on the young and old

  • Eric Pickles arrives in Valhalla


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

  • Tackling poverty post Lyons


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





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