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

Minister will not allow councils to evade Right to Buy

insidehousing.co.uk — Brandon Lewis has warned he will not allow councils to set up companies that deny tenants access to the Right to Buy. 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.
Aug 03, 2015

@nearlylegal Council rent levels, I believe. Avoiding RTB for how long, though? tinyurl.com/qexs2z9

Landlord payments for one in three claimants

insidehousing.co.uk — Around one in three universal credit claimants living in housing association properties are having their benefit for housing costs paid directly to their landlord, results from a secret survey have shown. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below.
Jul 24, 2015

Is universal credit operating as intended:? Leaked results from a secret survey suggest not insidehousing.co.uk/policy/welfare… #ukhousing

Pay to Stay 'likely to be tapered'

insidehousing.co.uk — Social tenants earning just above the new 'pay to stay' threshold are unlikely to be hit by a dramatic increase in their rents, with the government expecting to bring in a 'tapered' system. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below.
Jul 22, 2015

DCLG sources tell me there's likely to be a 'taper' in government's new social housing 'pay to stay' rules insidehousing.co.uk/policy/welfare… #ukhousing

Bedroom tax appeals given green light

insidehousing.co.uk — A domestic violence victim and the grandparents of a disabled child have been granted permission to appeal against two major bedroom tax rulings. 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.
Jul 22, 2015

Domestic violence victim & grandparents of disabled child granted permission to appeal against #bedroomtax rulings insidehousing.co.uk/policy/welfare…

Cameron vows to tackle 'segregated social housing estates'

insidehousing.co.uk — The government will tackle 'segregated social housing estates' as part of a drive to combat extremism, David Cameron 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.

Families priced out of affordable rent

insidehousing.co.uk — Housing associations will be allowed to convert socially rented properties to affordable rent under the new rent regime - despite confusion over the wording of the new welfare bill.

'Pay to stay' measure slammed by landlords

insidehousing.co.uk — George Osborne has been accused of seeking to 'dismantle' affordable housing after plans were confirmed to force higher earning social tenants to pay market rent to keep their homes. 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 spoil pay-to-stay party

insidehousing.co.uk — Many social landlords intend to reject the government's pay-to-stay policy, an exclusive poll by Inside Housing reveals today. Under proposals outlined in the Budget, English landlords will be given powers to force social tenants earning more than £60,000 to pay market rent or move into the private sector - although it would not be compulsory for landlords to do so.
Jul 05, 2015

New 'pay to stay' rules for social tenants: last time, social landlords didn't give it much truck insidehousing.co.uk/landlords-spoi… #ukhousing

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.
Jun 19, 2015

This week's splash: Social landlords could be asked before parliament to defend surpluses #ukhousing insidehousing.co.uk/business/finan…

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.
Jun 16, 2015

Here's yet another tweak to universal credit in order to make recouping rent easier for social landlords insidehousing.co.uk/policy/welfare… #ukhousing

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Aug 04, 2015

Good summary of what effect the benefit changes announced in the Budget will have on vulnerable people communitycare.co.uk/2015/08/03/tak… #ukhousing

Aug 03, 2015

On one level, great story dalstonist.co.uk/hackney-counci… But should we kick up a fuss every time it costs a council 'some money' to do something?

Aug 03, 2015

Government will seek to appeal councils' successful legal challenge on affordable housing contributions, DCLG says #ukhousing

Aug 03, 2015

Red Road flats in Glasgow to be demolished later this year, Wheatley Group says. #ukhousing

Jul 30, 2015

RT @TonyStacey: “@PeteApps: @TonyStacey @heatherspurr par 15”....at least, I don't think the world began in 1974. Patronising history lesson

Jul 30, 2015

RT @TonyStacey: “@PeteApps: @TonyStacey @heatherspurr par 15” Clearly my ear is not close enough to the ground even though my head is in the sand!

Jul 30, 2015

Social landlord on where poor people will live: 'I could be really harsh and say that won’t be my problem' insidehousing.co.uk/analysis-and-d… #ukhousing

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