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Homelessness Reduction Bill passes into law

27/04/2017 5:24 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The Homelessness Reduction Bill has now become law, placing a new duty on councils to intervene at an earlier stage to prevent homelessness.

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Hyde issues £400m bond at 3% interest rate

27/04/2017 5:11 pm | By Pete Apps

A London housing association has issued a £400m bond at an interest rate of 3%, putting it among the cheapest individual deals secured in the sector.

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Government defeated in bedroom tax case

27/04/2017 4:21 pm | By Sophie Barnes

A couple who had their housing benefit reduced because they were unable to share a bedroom due to a severe disability have defeated the government in court for the second time.

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NHBC registrations hit 10-year peak

27/04/2017 2:05 pm | By Pete Apps

More homes were registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) in the first three months of 2017 than any quarter since 2007.

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Corbyn adds housing associations to 500,000 homes pledge

27/04/2017 12:37 pm | By Pete Apps

Jeremy Corbyn has added housing association homes to his pledge to deliver 500,000 affordable rented properties in the life of a parliament.

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Persimmon boosts forward sales revenue

27/04/2017 12:24 pm | By Pete Apps

One of the UK’s largest house builders has boosted its sales turnover by 11% this year, as sales increase and house prices rise.

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Bristol launches £57m grant package for local associations

27/04/2017 12:00 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

Bristol City Council will launch a £57m package of grant funding for local social landlords today as it seeks to boost affordable housing in the city.

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Three-quarters of social landlords implementing major change

27/04/2017 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

Three-quarters of social landlords will be implementing a “major change programme” such as a merger, restructure or overhaul of IT systems over the next year, an exclusive Inside Housing survey shows.

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Parties back Inside Housing campaign to end rough sleeping by 2022

27/04/2017 7:30 am | By Sophie Barnes

Major political parties have backed Inside Housing’s election campaign call to commit to eradicating rough sleeping by the end of the next parliament.

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UK Housing Awards winners announced

26/04/2017 11:00 pm

Social landlords celebrated their achievements on Wednesday night at the annual UK Housing Awards, organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Labour: more homes built in our council areas than Tories

26/04/2017 10:00 pm | By Pete Apps , Nathaniel Barker

Labour has released new research showing an average of nearly 1,000 more homes have been built in councils under its control since 2010, as it seeks to make housing a battleground of its election campaign.

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Welsh Government provides £150,000 for co-operative housing

26/04/2017 5:00 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government has allocated nearly £150,000 of funding for co-operative housing.

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Welsh Government official calls for more transparency from associations

26/04/2017 4:43 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government’s leading official on housing associations has called for greater transparency within the sector following the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) inquiry into regulation.

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Sector leaders call for next government to scrap high-value asset levy

26/04/2017 3:48 pm | By Sophie Barnes

Housing leaders have called on the next government to scrap the high-value asset levy for councils ahead of the publication of political manifestos.

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Clarion submits plans for 2,800-home Merton estates redevelopment

26/04/2017

Clarion has submitted outline plans to develop 2,800 new homes on the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, the Ravensbury Estate in Morden and the High Path Estate in South Wimbledon.

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Javid reverses decision on Aylesbury CPO

26/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Sajid Javid has lifted his block of a planned compulsory purchase order (CPO) which was delaying a major south London estate regeneration scheme.

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Khan to invest in community-built housing 'hub'

24/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to spend £250,000 setting up an advice hub for community groups looking to build homes in the capital themselves.

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Welsh Government provides £150,000 for co-operative housing

26/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government has allocated nearly £150,000 of funding for co-operative housing.

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Scottish Government planning fee hike proposal opposed by majority

25/04/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

A slim majority of respondents to the Scottish Government’s planning consultation have opposed a dramatic hike in planning fees.

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Hertfordshire housing association secures £65m Lloyds lending

24/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A South East social housing provider has secured a £65m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Bank to help deliver plans to build 800 new houses.

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