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

Betts pushes to lead parliamentary inquiry into surpluses

insidehousing.co.uk — The chair of an influential select committee of MPs will push to lead a parliamentary inquiry into the way housing associations use their surpluses. 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.

DWP pilots scheme to recoup universal credit arrears

insidehousing.co.uk — Government officials are trialling a scheme to make it easier for landlords to recoup universal credit rent arrears by scrapping requirements to post letters. 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.

We map how the housing sector benefits Britain

insidehousing.co.uk — Add your data to our interactive map to help us chart the benefits that the housing sector brings to British society. 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.

Government proceeds with benefit change against committee's advice

insidehousing.co.uk — Ministers are pressing ahead with introducing a seven day waiting period for universal credit claims, despite its own advisory committee warning the policy should not proceed. 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.

Landlords reveal cap threat to larger homes

insidehousing.co.uk — Larger properties could become financially unviable to build or let under the reduced overall household benefit cap, social landlords have warned. 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.

DWP-backed trial to tackle universal credit rent arrears

insidehousing.co.uk — Close monitoring of rent accounts by social landlords is needed to prevent an initial spike in arrears when tenants move on to universal credit, a report commissioned by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has warned.

Breakthrough funding plan for housing homeless

insidehousing.co.uk — A ground-breaking model to lever institutional cash into providing temporary accommodation for homeless families is closing in on its first deals. 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.

Labour appoints new shadow housing minister

insidehousing.co.uk — Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods is the new Labour shadow housing minister, the party has confirmed. 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.

Death on Hyde estate sparks HCA intervention

insidehousing.co.uk — The death of a woman hit by a truck has prompted the English social housing regulator to investigate whether other tenants are at risk of harm on an estate owned by a large housing association. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below.

Hidden danger | Investigations | Inside Housing

insidehousing.co.uk — Last year two homeless men were crushed to death when sleeping in bins. What is being done to prevent further tragedies after the deaths? A year ago, if you passed the Lidl supermarket on Uxbridge Road, west London, at 1am, you might have seen a rubbish skip containing a young Ukrainian man bedding down for the night.
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Jun 28, 2015

RT @joncstone: I was so visibly upset that no one cared about my Austro-Hungary tweet that @heatherspurr offered to RT it for me

Jun 26, 2015

Islington Council says the reduced benefit cap will hit 575 new households on top of the 250 already affected #ukhousing

Jun 25, 2015

RT @PeteApps: Err, hows your maths Brandon? 36,000 sales, 3,337 replacements isn't exactly one to five #CIHhousing15

Jun 25, 2015

RT @EmmaMaier: Huge thanks & well done to @insidehousing team at #CIHhousing15 & in London for doing a cracking edition & dailies http://t.…

Jun 25, 2015

'Statistically significant increase in [housing benefit] take-up for claimants in work between 2009/10 and 2012/13' pic.twitter.com/XINTTv48uL

Jun 25, 2015

RT @jester: .@smacdonaldSM arguing that people should check out @heatherspurr's myth buster and use in conversation with friends. #CIHhousing15

Jun 25, 2015

Child poverty stats: 'White children living in social housing' more at risk of poverty #ukhousing #cihhousing15 gov.uk/government/upl…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @ClosedCircuitIH: CAPTION COMPETITON: Our very own wedding singer/head of innovation @nickduxbury thrills the crowds at #CIHhousing15 pic.twitter.com/PQmIepOOJG

Jun 23, 2015

Tired of Benefits Street? Bust some myths tomorrow at our session at the Treehouse Fringe at #cihhousing15, 10.45am eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=17…

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