2015

Inside Housing in the media

 

2015

December


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Iain Duncan Smith's Universal Credit scheme is throwing 90 per cent of social tenants into rent arrears

Journalist: Jon Stone

Publication/Website: Independent

Date of publication: 17 December 2015

Our story: 'Nine in 10 Universal Credit tenants in arrears', by Nick Duxbury

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September


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ONS reviews housing associations’ status

Journalist: Kate Allen / Jim Pickard

Publication/Website: Financial Times

Date of publication: 17 September 2015

Our story: ONS housing association status review underway, by Pete Apps

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How £60bn could be added to the national debt with the stroke of a pen

Journalist: Mehreen Khan

Publication/Website: Daily Telegraph

Date of publication: 17 September 2015

Our story: ONS housing association status review underway, by Pete Apps

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Council houses have been sold at 70% under their market value

Journalist: Robert Booth / Tim Clark

Publication/Website: The Guardian

Date of publication: 11 September 2015

Our story: Right to Buy to Let, by Pete Apps

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August


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Report reveals significant rise in homeless and low income families 'socially cleansed' out of London

Journalist: Jon Stone

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 28 August 2015

Our story: East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge, by Heather Spurr

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Richer boroughs ‘use east London to dump homeless families’

Journalist: Joseph Watts / Mira Bar-Hillel

Publication/Website: Evening Standard

Date of publication: 28 August 2015

Our story: East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge, by Heather Spurr

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Number of homeless families forced to quit London soars 27%

Journalist: Julia Rampen

Publication/Website: Daily Mirror

Date of publication: 28 August 2015

Our story: East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge, by Heather Spurr

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BBC London News

Date of broadcast: 28 August 2015

Our story: East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge, by Heather Spurr

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You and Yours

Programme: BBC Radio 4: You and Yours

Date of broadcast: 24 August 2015

Our story: A new era for affordable rents?, by Nick Duxbury

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Right To Buy: Two out of five council homes sold by Government are being rented privately

Journalist: Mikey Smith

Publication/Website: Daily Mirror

Date of publication: 14 August 2015

Our story: Right to Buy to Let, by Pete Apps

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Profit or purpose? The fight over the future of social housing in Britain

Journalist: Nicola Slawson

Publication/Website: The Guardian

Date of publication: 14 August 2015

Our story: Large association stops building cheap rented homes, by Pete Apps

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Right to Buy: 40% of homes sold under Government scheme are being let out privately

Journalist: Paul Gallagher

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 14 August 2015

Our story: Right to Buy to Let, by Pete Apps

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The housing association that will no longer build homes for the poor

Journalist: Tom Murtha

Publication/Website: The Guardian

Date of publication:  7 August 2015

Our story: Large association stops building cheap rented homes, by Pete Apps

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July


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Summer Budget: rent cut pushes social landlords towards financial crisis

Journalist: Kate Allen

Publication/Website: Financial Times

Date of publication: 10 July 2015

Our story:  Osborne rips up settlement and cuts rents by 1% a year, by Pete Apps

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June


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Building the new private rented sector: issues and prospects (England)

Publication/Website: Parliament.co.uk

Date of publication: 12 June 2015

Several of our stories are mentioned including:  Housing associations line up for PRS guarantees programme, by Pete Apps

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May


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Family reunited after housing battle led to homelessness and separation

Journalist: Amelia Gentleman

Publication/Website: The Guardian

Date of publication: 20 May 2015

Our story: Homeless mother wins landmark Supreme Court battle, by Daniel Douglas

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How a trade mag made online features more immersive

Journalist: Catalina Albeanu

Publication/Website: Journalism.co.uk

Date of publication: 18 May 2015

Our story: The rise of the housing activist

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April


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Thousands of homeless people moved around London without councils informing each other

Journalist: Daniel Douglas

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 23 April 2015

Our story:  Surge in families pushed out of London, by Heather Spurr

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Housing associations say they'll sue if the Tories force them to sell off homes under right-to-buy

Journalist: Jon Stone

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 15th April 2015

Our story:  Landlords threaten legal action over Right to Buy extension, by Daniel Douglas

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March


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Housing group Circle Anglia Limited 'failing' tenants in some London homes

Journalist: Jonathan Savage

Publication/Website: BBC News online

Date of publication: 7 March 2015

Our story:   Circle ends contract with Kier, by Heather Spurr

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Feburary


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Government forced to admit that Right to Buy scheme hasn't hit its targets

Journalist: Paul Gallagher

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 25 February 2015

Our story:  Government massively overestimated Right to Buy replacements, by Pete Apps

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Bedroom tax means homes left empty may be sold for £1

Journalist: Nigel Nelson

Publication/Website: Daily Mirror

Date of publication: 16 February 2015

Our story: Empty Feeling, by Martin Hilditch

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Silver Hill housing; Affordable and social homes plan 'unlawfully' scrapped by Winchester council

Journalist: Lamiat Sabin

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 14 February 2015

Our story: Council affordable housing reduction 'unlawful', by Daniel Douglas

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The homelessness monitor: England 2015

Publication: Crisis

Date of publication: February

Several of our stories are mentioned including: Transparency urged over out-of-London homeless placements, by Heather Spurr

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January


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Housing may hold key to election as waiting lists rise in critical marginals

Journalist: Hannah Fearn

Publication/Website: The Independent on Sunday

Date of publication: 25 January 2015

Our story: One million 'waiting for social housing in marginal constituencies', by Carl Brown

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SNP will fight Westminster veto over welfare changes, says Nicola Sturgeon

Journalist: Nicholas Watt & Libby Brooks

Publication/Website: The Guardian (online)

Date of publication: 22 January 2015

Our story: Westminster will be able to veto Scottish benefit changes, by Heather Spurr

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West Lancashire Council forced to stop supporting tenants hit by the bedroom tax

Journalist: Hannah Fearn

Publication/Website: The Independent

Date of publication: 15th January 2015

Our story:  Council ends bedroom tax support for vast majority of tenants, by Pete Apps

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