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The Housing Podcast: the supported housing saga

The Housing Podcast is a production of Inside Housing magazine, the UK’s leading publication for the social and affordable housing sector. Listen to find out more about the key issues in housing today, with input from the sector’s leading voices.

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In this week's Housing Podcast we look at the rise and fall of plans to cap housing benefit in the supported housing sector #ukhousing

The supported housing saga

The government’s announcement this week that it will drop plans to change the way supported housing is funded brings to a close a near three year cycle of lobbying against these proposals.
This week, the Housing Podcast looks back at this story, which began with a throwaway line in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement in 2015.

Edited by Nathaniel Barker

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The government's announcement this week that it will drop plans to change the way supported housing is funded brings to a close a near three year cycle of lobbying against these proposals.
This week, the Housing Podcast looks back at this story, which began with a throwaway line in George Osborne's Autumn Statement in 2015.

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Listen or download here:

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