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

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.

HOLD STRICTLY EMBARGOED: L&Q sets out plans to build 50,000 homes

New universal credit rules will hit 200,000 people

insidehousing.co.uk — New universal credit rules which could leave 200,000 claimants waiting six months for their benefit have sparked fresh fears over increased tenant rent arrears.

Scorched earth | Analysis | Inside Housing

insidehousing.co.uk — Following news in a study published by the Audit Commission that suggested right to buy fraud has shot up by 400% in the last five years, Inside Housing has analysed the Protecting the Public Purse 2014 report to give you the key findings.

Concern over welfare payment slowdown

insidehousing.co.uk — The amount of time landlords have been waiting to receive rent under universal credit has jumped because of government delays in processing payments. 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.

Domestic violence victim loses High Court bedroom tax case

insidehousing.co.uk — A mother living in a domestic abuse 'sanctuary scheme' has lost her landmark challenge against the bedroom tax, in a blow to similar services across the country.

Ministers are reaching beyond "scroungers" and aiming at Britain’s working poor

newstatesman.com — Jessica was 22 weeks pregnant and walked more than two miles to get to the food bank because she was too poor to take public transport. She was receiving Employment and Support Allowance for mental health problems after giving birth to a stillborn baby eight months before.

Sector slams possible Tory plan to 'gift' tenants homes

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Mar 31, 2015

RT @Z2K_trust: Coverage of the Hardy case from @heatherspurr in @insidehousing, we hope councils with a similar policy take note tinyurl.com/ptbddxr

Mar 30, 2015

#SweetsWay developer Annington first tried to get away with 0 affordable housing.Barnet forced this to 20% #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/psvFBIW6Cb

Mar 27, 2015

RT @nickduxbury: WOW: scoop by @heatherspurr & @PeteApps: a #ukhousing association plans to build 50,000 homes - without gov funding http:/…

Mar 26, 2015

Dismal homelessness figures for the govt ahead of the election. 6% rise in homelessness acceptances. gov.uk/government/sta… #ukhousing

Mar 26, 2015

Homelessness minister Kris Hopkins does an Ed Miliband. 'Last year I met Dave.' gov.uk/government/upl… #ukhousing

Mar 26, 2015

RT @placesforpeople: We're backing @insidehousing Housing Benefits campaign - insidehousing.co.uk/policy/politic… - we need to continue to shout about the need for #housing

Mar 25, 2015

Dec '14, rent levels in London rose 2% compared to same month a year previous. via data.london.gov.uk #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/UJz2qa4Wx7

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