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Manifestly without reason

09/11/2016 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

As the Supreme Court rules on the bedroom tax, other controversial policies are manifestly without details, says Jules Birch

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Mixed outcome

09/11/2016 | By Giles Peaker

Lawyer Giles Peaker takes a closer look at the implications of the Supreme Court’s bedroom tax judgements

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Victory for disability bedroom tax appeals in Supreme Court

09/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.

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SFHA calls for more ambitious welfare policy

02/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government is not ambitious enough in its social security plans and should use its powers to create a new benefit to mitigate against welfare reforms.

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Caravan life

17/11/2016

An Inside Housing investigation has found that thousands of people on low incomes are choosing to live in caravans and mobile homes. Martin Hilditch uncovers a hidden world that raises questions about the housing benefit system

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New benefit cap comes into effect

07/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

The lower benefit cap has come into effect today.

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Recipe for homelessness

02/11/2016 | By Sam Lister

Theresa May promised to create a country for everyone but the new lower benefit cap will put thousands of families at risk of homelessness, says Sam Lister

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SFHA calls for more ambitious welfare policy

02/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government is not ambitious enough in its social security plans and should use its powers to create a new benefit to mitigate against welfare reforms.

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Universal Credit pilot council calls for suspension

21/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

One of the councils piloting the roll-out of Universal Credit has written to the Department for Work and Pensions calling for the immediate suspension of the housing benefit part of the new system.

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City Hall protest

New benefit cap comes into effect

07/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

The lower benefit cap has come into effect today.

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Social landlords fund research into Universal Credit

03/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A London council has commissioned independent research into the effects of Universal Credit on social housing tenants.

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Large London associations announce latest mega-merger plans

07/12/2016 | 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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L&Q and East Thames complete merger and £2.6bn refinancing

06/12/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q and East Thames have completed their mega-merger, alongside a £2.6bn refinancing deal with seven banks.

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

07/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Legal and 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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