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Cautious welcome for government estates scheme

08/12/2016 5:06 pm | By Simon Brandon

Housing professionals have broadly welcomed a new government blueprint for overhauling run-down estates across England, coupled with a £32m funding boost.

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Fraudulent housing benefit payments hit £1bn

08/12/2016 3:40 pm | By Caroline Thorpe

Housing benefit overpayments due to fraud totalled £1bn last year, official statistics released today have revealed.

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Migrant focus for BME housing association

08/12/2016 2:00 pm | By Clare Mullooly

A black and minority ethnic housing association hopes to become the leading provider of services to new migrants in London as it focuses on non-housing services.

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L&G raises £170m for build-to-rent investment

08/12/2016 12:00 pm | By Mark Smulian

Legal & General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 11:48 am | By Simon Brandon

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative. 

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£32m boost for estate regeneration

08/12/2016 11:28 am | By Simon Brandon

The government is to inject an extra £32m into its flagship estate regeneration programme, ministers announced today.

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LHA cap: supported schemes remain on ice

08/12/2016 7:30 am | By Simon Brandon

Supported housing providers are keeping development schemes on hold, despite a recent assurance from the government that current levels of funding will be maintained in the future.

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NHF opens internal consultation over restructure

08/12/2016 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.

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Sarsfield: social housing commitment drives merger ambition

07/12/2016 4:12 pm | By Pete Apps

Peabody and Family Mosaic’s merger plans were driven by a joint commitment to providing low-cost rental units, the designate chief executive of the new organisation has said.

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London Assembly calls on Sadiq to act on homelessness

07/12/2016 3:04 pm | By Mark Smulian

The London Assembly has called on the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan to act against a “perfect storm” of homelessness.

James Murray

London Plan to be published in 2019

07/12/2016 2:00 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.

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Large London associations announce latest mega-merger plans

07/12/2016 9:00 am | By Mark Smulian

Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations have announced plans to merge to create a giant 55,000-home landlord.

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Deregulation package to take effect in April

07/12/2016 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

The deregulation package aimed at removing housing associations from the national balance sheet will come into effect from April, Inside Housing can reveal.

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Digital bank enters shared ownership market

07/12/2016 7:30 am | By Simon Brandon

A UK-based digital-only bank has become the latest mortgage lender to enter the shared ownership market.

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London Assembly calls on Sadiq to act on homelessness

07/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

The London Assembly has called on the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan to act against a “perfect storm” of homelessness.

James Murray

London Plan to be published in 2019

07/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.

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Associations poised for strategic partnerships with GLA

30/11/2016 | By Simon Brandon , Pete Apps , Mark Smulian

Housing associations in London are poised to enter “strategic partnerships” with City Hall, as Sadiq Khan’s overhaul of affordable housing funding was hailed as a “defining moment in housing history”.

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative. 

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Scottish Government proposes planning fees hike

06/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government has proposed increasing planning fees more than fourfold for some major applications, as part of a consultation published today.

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Sheffield associations and councils sign housing deal

05/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.

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