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Senior reporter & campaign editor @insidehousing Get in touch with stories about housing, welfare reform & homelessness heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.ukSenior reporter & campaign editor @insidehousing Get in touch with stories about housing, welfare refo

Government extends fixed-term tenancies for disabled

insidehousing.co.uk — Councils will be able to grant longer tenancies of up to 10 years to people with disabilities, a peer speaking on behalf of the government has announced. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories.

Allocations policy favouring workers ruled unlawful

insidehousing.co.uk — A council's policy to ringfence 20% of its lettings for people in work has been found discriminatory and unlawful by the High Court. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories.

Made in Dagenham

insidehousing.co.uk — Peter Whittle is vying to be the first UKIP mayor of London. Heather Spurr joins him in east London for a drink, a haircut and a spot of lunch. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories.

No10 advisor Morton joins lobbying firm

insidehousing.co.uk — Number 10 housing policy advisor Alex Morton is to join a public affairs consultancy representing property companies. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories. To receive unlimited access, please subscribe to one of our packages.

Bill change 'could increase council home sales further'

insidehousing.co.uk — Sector figures fear councils may have to sell more of their stock to fund the Right to Buy extension than previously expected, under proposed changes to the Housing and Planning Bill. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below.

High-income tenants exempt from rent cut

insidehousing.co.uk — The National Housing Federation has called for benefit claimants to be exempt from Pay to Stay amid widespread concern in the sector about the impact of the policy on low-income households.

Boris: Starter Homes could damage shared ownership

Government considers new homelessness duty

insidehousing.co.uk — The government is set to consider imposing a new legal duty on councils to prevent people becoming homeless. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories. To receive unlimited access, please subscribe to one of our packages.

Boris seeks permission to use grant for rent

insidehousing.co.uk — Boris Johnson is lobbying communities secretary Greg Clark to be allowed to fund sub-market rented housing with government cash. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories.

Gentoo scraps Genie scheme

insidehousing.co.uk — A housing association has scrapped its low-cost home ownership scheme after the programme failed to attract investment. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below. Each month registered users receive free limited access to a number of stories. To receive unlimited access, please subscribe to one of our packages.
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Apr 28, 2016

RT @Z2K_trust: Well done @SirBobKerslake 4 pushing this amendment 2 the vote. Hopefully @Number10gov will now compromise in Commons https:/twitter.com/heatherspurr/s…t.co/3kxJCvkR3P

Apr 28, 2016

RT @PeteApps: Terrie Alafat, former top civil servant and now CIH chief exec, says #HousingBill was "written in a matter of weeks" #TAI16

Apr 27, 2016

RT @PeteApps: Melanie Rees says CIH expects announcement on homelessness prevention duty in England in Queen's speech on May 18 #TAI16

Apr 27, 2016

Another government defeat on Housing and Planning Bill - on 'like for like' council home replacements. #housingbill #ukhousing

Apr 22, 2016

RT @jdportes: "Benefit tourism, if it exists at all, is a tiny problem" says @CER_London Claim rates for new EU migrants very low. https://pic.twitter.com/kRCOqWGqKc.co/kRCOqWGqKc

Apr 22, 2016

RT @nearlylegal: @heatherspurr @Z2K_trust @jkunwardia I love the quote from Ealing - ‘seeking legal advice’. Possibly should have started with that.


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