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Government defeated in bedroom tax case

27/04/2017 | 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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Kerslake: government should rethink welfare changes

26/04/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Former civil service chief and crossbench peer Lord Bob Kerslake has called on the government to look again at welfare changes in light of increasing homelessness and the rising cost of support.

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The LHA cap raises problems for general needs housing too

21/04/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Jules Birch looks at the impact of the Local Housing Allowance cap on the poorest families in Wales

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21/04/2017

The LHA cap is set to leave Welsh landlords and tenants in a sticky situation. Jules Birch investigates what is likely to happen as a result

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Labour: more homes built in our council areas than Tories

26/04/2017 | 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 | 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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MPs: scrap Housing Revenue Account cap where housing unaffordable

29/04/2017 | By Kate Youde

Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.

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Corbyn adds housing associations to 500,000 homes pledge

27/04/2017 | 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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Parties back Inside Housing campaign to end rough sleeping by 2022

27/04/2017 | 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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Housing providers can embrace 'health creation'

26/04/2017 | By Merron Simpson

As the NHS puts more of a focus on health creation, housing providers are well-placed to contribute, says Merron Simpson, chief executive of the New NHS Alliance

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Academics to seek homelessness best practice in new study

25/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

A new research project backed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will assess how councils and housing associations can work together to tackle homelessness.

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MPs: scrap Housing Revenue Account cap where housing unaffordable

29/04/2017 | By Kate Youde

Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.

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Dealing with unreasonable tenants

28/04/2017 | By Kirsty Varley

It is important to take the correct approach with unreasonable tenants, says Kirsty Varley, of law firm Croftons

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Corbyn adds housing associations to 500,000 homes pledge

27/04/2017 | 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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