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More than 11,000 households now on universal credit


More than 11,000 households were claiming universal credit last month, government data published today reveals.

Grainia Long - CIH

Spend more on homes to cut benefit bill, says CIH


The government should spend more cash on subsidising affordable homes and tackling low pay if it wants to cut the soaring housing benefit bill, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.

Housing associations are exploring the use of drones

Watchdog issues drone warning to housing associations


A watchdog has warned social landlords to seek permission before using drones near homes or risk prosecution.


Government to redefine term 'Traveller'


The government plans to tighten up planning rules to allow councils to limit the number of authorised Gypsy and Traveller sites in their areas. 

Scotland will vote on their independence

What's on in the housing sector this week - 15-19 Sept


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 September


ICO warns social landlords over data protection


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has told the social housing sector to ‘mend its ways’ before a new law on data protection comes into force later this year, or face prosecution.

Lesley Griffiths

Wales loses housing minister role from cabinet


In a cabinet reshuffle today, Lesley Griffiths took on responsibility for housing from Carl Sargeant, with a ministerial title of communities and tacking poverty.

More legal news

Steven Harper

A loss for village greens, a gain for landlords?


A Supreme Court decision clarifies the rules on when land can be declared a village green, says Stephen Harper

Solicitor, Weightmans LLP

Fraud warning


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

Partner, Clarke Willmott

A matter of weight


A court decision could bring new rights for obese housing professionals

Laura Tweedy

Solutions for the housing crisis


Ed Miliband’s ideas to solve the housing crisis need some backing up, argues Laura Tweedy

Editor, Inside Housing

A fine chance of change


When a Lib Dem MP chose to use his private members’ bill to go to battle on the bedroom tax, few anticipated he would succeed


Coming of age?


Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees

Sarah Lamont Bevan Brittan

Part-time crime


What happens when an employee gets into trouble with the law for an offence unrelated to the day job?

Chair, KHT

A good mix of skills


Collaboration is needed to ensure boards are diverse and useful

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