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

Eric Pickles: Right to Buy criticism is exaggeration

insidehousing.co.uk — Eric Pickles labels the housing sector's criticism of extending the Right to Buy as 'exaggeration' in the first of Inside Housing's exclusive Q&A sessions with the main political parties. 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.

Surge in families pushed out of London

insidehousing.co.uk — The number of homeless families placed outside the capital by London boroughs has rocketed almost 80% in a year, data obtained by Inside Housing has revealed. 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.

47,000 now claiming universal credit

insidehousing.co.uk — Housing professionals can attend a free online event this Friday in which leading experts will share strategies to mitigate the impact of universal credit on landlords' income.

Extending Right to Buy 'could add £60bn to national debt'

Fall in affordable homes built in London

insidehousing.co.uk — The proportion of affordable homes completed in London has dropped to a six-year low, official figures suggest. 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.

Councils review DHP awards after landmark court case

insidehousing.co.uk — The Supreme Court has ruled that statutory damages for unlawful eviction of tenants should be calculated in the same way for social landlords as it is for private landlords, in a landmark decision against Lambeth Council.

Housing benefits campaign

insidehousing.co.uk — Find out who else has being supporting Housing Benefits Chief executive, Northern Housing Consortium As long as I've worked in housing, [joining up housing with other policy areas] been an issue. What's forcing it now is supply side issues meaning choice is limited, as well as austerity and budget cuts, which mean agencies are trying to make money go further.

Disabled couple wins watershed case on housing payments

insidehousing.co.uk — Councils may have to review their emergency housing payment policies after a High Court ruled that routinely considering disability benefit when calculating discretionary housing payments is unlawful. 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.

L&Q sets out plans to build 50,000 homes

insidehousing.co.uk — One of the country's largest social landlords is set to launch a 50,000-home building drive without any government grant, in the most ambitious development programme the sector has ever seen. L&Q's board approved plans late last night to more than triple its current 15,000-home pipeline, making it the largest developer in the sector.

Housing Benefits campaign launched today

insidehousing.co.uk — Inside Housing has launched a campaign to demonstrate how the housing sector delivers widespread economic benefits to the government and to challenge myths about the sector. 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.
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May 05, 2015

RT @nearlylegal: It is your fault you are homeless - ridiculous council decisions on intentional homelessness buff.ly/1EYuDxd

May 04, 2015

A bit bizarre that in 2015 the Telegraph thinks it can still treat half the population like it's a pressure group telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-p…

May 03, 2015

RT @imajsaclaimant: @heatherspurr Most sanctions are for 4 weeks, so won't make much difference.

Apr 30, 2015

Read our exclusive Q&A with Eric Pickles this morning. Extension of FOI on the table again? insidehousing.co.uk/home/campaigns… #ukhousing

Apr 30, 2015

RT @GdnSocialCare: Social worker views on the #CareAct: ‘I’m not convinced that all councils are well prepared’ gu.com/p/47qb5/stw

Apr 30, 2015

Hm they actually have performance target to 'control the homelessness acceptance rate'. Is that allowed? @nearlylegal pic.twitter.com/3ALQCkxGsc

Apr 30, 2015

Also interesting that B&B use is creeping up again because of fall in temporary stock #ukhousing @nearlylegal pic.twitter.com/J52j8j2JmK

Apr 30, 2015

RT @Z2K_trust: Z2K quoted in @heatherspurr piece on out of London placements, Barnet placed the highest numbers out of the capital insidehousing.co.uk/policy/health-…

Apr 30, 2015

RT @insidehousing: Read the real story on the no of homeless families shipped out of London,investigated 1st by @heatherspurr tinyurl.com/khpkdjs #ukhousing

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