IH Spotlight

Inside Housing's IH Spotlight series aims to showcase the best of our investigative and data journalism.

IH Spotlight focuses on one topic each month, with a member of the Inside Housing news team working to reveal the inside story of a key area of housing policy

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Young people benefit cut to hit hardest in North

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps , Sophie Barnes

The cut to housing benefit for young people will have its largest impact in deprived areas of the North of England, Inside Housing research shows.

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Where the axe will fall Video

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps , Sophie Barnes

Pete Apps and Sophie Barnes assess the potential impact of the forthcoming cut to housing benefit for young people

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Revealed: external panels probable cause of huge tower block fire spread

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Councils have been warned over the use of insulation panels on high-rise buildings, after tests revealed they are “likely” to have caused a devastating fire to rip through a tower block last year.

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Up to 11,000 affected by under-21 benefit cap by 2021

04/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Around 1,000 young people will be affected by the cut to housing benefit for under-21s this year, rising to 11,000 by 2020/21.

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Regulator knew of repairs issues before Circle upgrade

10/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The housing regulator knew about serious problems with Circle’s repairs service affecting vulnerable tenants when it upgraded the organisation to compliant last year.

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Circle of despair Video

10/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The inside story of Circle’s recent repairs troubles holds a cautionary tale for the sector. Pete Apps reports

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The benefit cap tightrope

03/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap

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IH Spotlight series launches

03/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Inside Housing has launched a new monthly series, which aims to showcase the best of our investigative and data journalism.

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Landlords tighten up affordability criteria under lower benefit cap

03/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

An increasing number of housing associations are making more stringent checks into the ability of new tenants to pay their rent, as the new lower benefit cap takes effect.