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Halfway through their mission to revive the housing market in depressed areas, pathfinders have had their funding axed. In the first of a two-part series on the demise of the landmark programme, Inside Housing reports from the communities where hope of a new start is fading fast
Staff at 17,000-home Vela Group barely had time to catch their breath between the group’s creation in December 2010 and the biggest shake-up in housing policy and funding in half a century.
Members of a Romanian-based gang who illegally claimed £800,000 in housing benefit, tax credits, income support and child benefit payments have been jailed for a total of 10 years.
- Lib Dems demand changes to workless benefit cap
- Labour launches fight against fixed-term tenancies
- Single homeless struggle in private rented sector
- Benefit cut for underoccupiers 'will not save money'
- Sickness benefit crackdown begins
- Lack of smaller homes for housing benefit changes
- Benefit cut will aid minorities
Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association, claims the government’s housing benefit policy will hurt private landlords and their tenants.
Nicky Gavron, Labour London assembly member, attacks Westminster Council’s decision to ban rough sleeping and soup runs.
Daniel Astaire, cabinet member for society, families and adult services at Westminster Council, defends his plans to stop soup runs.
- IDS' u-turn is not enough
- When is a bank not a bank?
- Housing benefit cuts are intolerant, unfair and restricting
- Who's telling the truth?
- Intelligent carbon
- Lib Dem conference blog - Tuesday
- Lib Dem conference blog - Monday