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

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.

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.
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May 22, 2015

Hello, @PhilipGlanville sorry I'm trying to find the link to the rough sleeper PSPO consultation. Do you have a link? Cheers.

May 22, 2015

Myth busted? @centrepointuk says government will save just £3.3m by removing housing benefit for 18-21s housingmyths.wordpress.com #ukhousing

May 21, 2015

@KeithCooper1973 Question of vocabulary, I think. Many people have interpreted the closure of the fund as an axe.

May 21, 2015

@KeithCooper1973 ILF axed, local welfare assistance fund axed. DHP slashed (especially in London).

May 21, 2015

Report by govt's own advisory ctte warns vulnerable inc domestic abuse victims are hit by localisation agenda & cuts gov.uk/government/upl…

May 21, 2015

Key DWP advisory committee summarises how funds for vulnerable people have been 'localised' and then axed #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/36C8qWrfWt

May 21, 2015

RT @tomcopley: .@fionatwycross asks about Tory plans to remove housing benefit from U21s. "When Thatcher tried it, it let to increase in homelessness" #MQT

May 21, 2015

Mr Johnson says RTB extension would be the 'hight of insanity' if it went to replace homes outside London. #ukhousing

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