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

Zac in a box | Analysis | Inside Housing

insidehousing.co.uk — As Conservative Zac Goldsmith officially launches his campaign to be elected mayor of London, Heather Spurr meets him in a very small kitchen to discuss his housing plans 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.

Goldsmith hits out at Pay to Stay threshold

insidehousing.co.uk — Conservative Zac Goldsmith has spoken out against the government's plan to force couples with household incomes of £40,000 to pay up to market rent. 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.
Jan 11, 2016

Zac Goldsmith thinks the £40,000 Pay to Stay threshold IS NOT a high income for London tinyurl.com/hwk63ad #ukhousing

Watchdog takes action over 'misleading' DCLG stats

insidehousing.co.uk — A watchdog has stripped government homelessness figures of 'national statistics' status, branding them "potentially misleading". 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.
Dec 15, 2015

RT @insidehousing: TOP NEWS STORY:UK Statistics Authority strips homelessness figures of 'national statistics' status, by @heatherspurr tinyurl.com/jk3qnoz

Dec 16, 2015

Claim @HomelessLink 'misleading' is bit rich- DCLG stats were just stripped of National Statistics status insidehousing.co.uk/policy/health-… #ukhousing

Associations line up bids for £175m employment cash

insidehousing.co.uk — Housing associations are bidding for cash under a £175m programme to help people into work. 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.
Nov 30, 2015

Housing associations are already lining up to help people further away from labour market into work #ukhousing insidehousing.co.uk/associations-l…

Landlords criticised by regulator over rent rises

insidehousing.co.uk — An investigation into the death of a 10-week-old baby, who died the day after his family were evicted from their home, has criticised a housing association for failing to consider the impact of ending the tenancy.

Government plans to scrap lifetime tenancies

insidehousing.co.uk — The government is planning to scrap lifetime tenancies for new social housing tenants in favour of fixed-term contracts. 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.
Oct 29, 2015

RT @PeteApps: The prolonged death of traditional social housing takes another step forward: Govt to end new lifetime tenancies insidehousing.co.uk/business/tenan…

Councils strike deal on out-of-London homeless moves

insidehousing.co.uk — London boroughs are set to agree on fixed maximum sums for incentivising private landlords outside the capital to let to homeless families, in response to council concerns. New figures, compiled by umbrella group London Councils and seen by Inside Housing, reveal that London boroughs housed 471 households outside the capital between April to June this year, a rise of 33% compared to the year before.

Clark promises full compensation for RTB discounts

insidehousing.co.uk — Housing associations will receive full market value compensation for homes sold under the Right to Buy, Greg Clark has promised. 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.
Oct 23, 2015

Greg Clark says housing associations will get FULL compensation for RTB sales at @HydeHousing event insidehousing.co.uk/policy/right-t… #ukhousing

Supported housing rent cut exemption falls in Parliament

insidehousing.co.uk — Labour has withdrawn its amendment to exclude supported housing from the government's social rent reduction. 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.
Oct 16, 2015

MPs have withdrawn their efforts to protect supported housing from the social rent cut insidehousing.co.uk/policy/welfare… #ukhousing

Associations should consider sharing CEOs, says Lewis

insidehousing.co.uk — Housing associations should consider sharing chief executives in order to save cash, Brandon Lewis has said. 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.
Oct 09, 2015

'Share CEOs', Brandon Lewis tells housing associations. - More bad news for small landlords? tinyurl.com/ob34kkn #ukhousing

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Feb 08, 2016

RT @Z2K_trust: 1/2 DWP has now laid amends to clause 8 of #WelfareReform Bill exempting those on Carer's Allowance from #BenefitCap tinyurl.com/h3n5abg

Feb 08, 2016

RT @SYorksHA: Great article in @insidehousing on how @familymosaic calculate they can save the NHS £3m working with older people pic.twitter.com/o2PSf80LiB

Feb 05, 2016

... Quite worrying if board members are expected to increasingly run the show

Feb 05, 2016

At NHF's board member conference. Nobody has mentioned the NHF merger code once. Or anything technical at all tbh. Quite telling. #ukhousing

Feb 05, 2016

@RobBeiley @PeteApps Haringey Council told me last year that even local housing associations wouldn't touch the cash!

Feb 05, 2016

David Orr to meet Lord Freud next week to discuss the LHA housing benefit cap & prospect of schemes shutting down. #ukhousing

Feb 05, 2016

Great @PeteApps scoop: Councils forced to hand back millions in Right to Buy replacement cash to govt #ukhousing t.co/dcK2Kb3prB

Feb 02, 2016

@mikechotia1 Yup. Although DHP can cover some service charges. Makes sense, otherwise landlords would lump more rent into service charges.

Feb 02, 2016

RT @josiepublic: Rental house advertised on Facebook as "no DSS." I've asked for a bit more information. pic.twitter.com/Jq5O6NFgzK


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