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Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.

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Council chief appointed to top job at HCA

21/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed a new chief executive with a background in housing delivery within local government.

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Scottish Government announces rental income guarantee scheme

15/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government will develop a rental income guarantee scheme to kick-start delivery of private rented sector homes “at scale”, it has revealed in its draft budget for 2017/18.

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We must view housing as infrastructure

16/01/2017 | By David Cowans

Treating housing as national infrastructure is essential to solving the housing crisis, says David Cowans

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Housing White Paper: what should it include?

13/01/2017

Yorkshire Building Society’s chief economist Andrew McPhillips gives his view on what the White Paper should include

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Let us build more supported housing

13/01/2017

Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr

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Government working with councils on fixed-term tenancies

06/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.

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Right to Buy extension delayed until at least 2018

24/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The national roll-out of Right to Buy for housing association tenants will not take place until after April 2018 at the earliest, with the sell-off of high-value council homes also delayed.

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DCLG 'complacent' over commercial risk councils face

18/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been “complacent” over the risk councils face through their increasing commercial activity to bring in income, a report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned.

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Universal Credit tenants in arrears increases to 86%

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.

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Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.

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Ombudsman relationship with regulator in spotlight after Circle issues

16/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.

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