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Associations slash spend on major repairs as rent cut bites

20/01/2017 7:30 am | By Martin Hilditch

Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.

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Labour writes to UK Statistics Authority over million homes target

20/01/2017 3:24 pm | By Pete Apps

Labour has written to the chair of the UK Statistics Authority seeking an adjudication over alleged “deliberate misuse of statistics” in the government’s million homes target.

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Council wins right to judicial review into government's Aylesbury decision

20/01/2017 2:42 pm | By Sophie Barnes

Southwark Council has won the right to launch a judicial review into the government’s decision to block the eviction of leaseholders from the Aylesbury Estate after appealing a previous rejection from the High Court.

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Councils could provide homelessness prevention support beyond 56 days

20/01/2017 12:25 pm | By Sophie Barnes

Councils could be required to work with households to prevent them becoming homeless beyond the 56-day time period set out in the Homelessness Reduction Bill, under an amendment planned by the government.

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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 10:14 am | By Nick Johnstone

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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HCA will consider scrapping VFM self-assessments

20/01/2017 7:30 am | By Carl Brown

The English social housing regulator will consider scrapping the requirement for landlords to produce value for money self-assessments if it feels it can instead rely on common “metrics” to measure efficiency.

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Glasgow approves 15,000-home plan

19/01/2017 2:49 pm | By Sophie Barnes

Glasgow City Council has approved a plan to deliver 15,000 homes over the next five years.

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Charity to produce sector-wide data standards

19/01/2017 1:54 pm

The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) has launched an initiative aimed at improving housing providers’ use of data.

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NLA: rental demand in London 'has nosedived'

19/01/2017 1:53 pm | By Nick Johnstone

Central London’s rental market is “beginning to show signs of topping out”, according to National Landlords Association figures released today.

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Tower Hamlets Homes named most LGBT-friendly housing organisation

19/01/2017 10:21 am | By Nick Johnstone

Tower Hamlets Homes has been named the top housing sector organisation by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, in its Top 100 Employers list.

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25,000 shared ownership homes under construction

19/01/2017 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

Housing associations have at least 25,000 shared ownership properties under construction, as the sector prepares for “an explosion” in delivery of the tenure, new figures show.

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Social rents have increased faster than earnings

19/01/2017 0:01 am | By Sophie Barnes

Social housing rents have increased faster than earnings over the last 15 years, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published today.

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Government expects 30% fall in homelessness acceptances

18/01/2017 4:10 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The government expects the new duties in the Homelessness Reduction Bill to lead to a 30% decrease in homelessness acceptances by its third year, a document seen by Inside Housing has revealed.

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Genesis appoints former energy chief as new chair

18/01/2017 3:44 pm | By Carl Brown

Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former energy chief as its new chair.

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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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NLA: rental demand in London 'has nosedived'

19/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Central London’s rental market is “beginning to show signs of topping out”, according to National Landlords Association figures released today.

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Islington sets aside £40m for council housing

13/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.

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Rise in children in temporary accommodation in Scotland

17/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has soared by 17% in a year, the latest government statistics reveal.

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Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Northern Irish politicians have voted for regulations that will mitigate the effect of the upcoming bedroom tax despite the political turmoil taking place in the country.

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NI housing associations call for bedroom tax certainty

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations in Northern Ireland have called on the government to honour its pledge to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax, despite the political turmoil in the country.

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