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

Inside Housing submits evidence to MPs

insidehousing.co.uk — Inside Housing has shown MPs how social landlords provide health services, cut crime and help people into work, as part of its Housing Benefits campaign. 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.

East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge

insidehousing.co.uk — A trend by councils to house more of their homeless families in cheaper parts of the capital is fuelling a surge in out-of-London placements, new figures reveal. 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.

Local areas to decide on replacement RtB homes

insidehousing.co.uk — Local areas will be free to decide the type of affordable housing to replace housing association properties sold under David Cameron's extended Right to Buy scheme, the government 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.
Aug 20, 2015

Could sold Right to Buy homes be replaced by houses for sale? DCLG refuses to answer insidehousing.co.uk/policy/right-t… #ukhousing

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.
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Sep 01, 2015

Hi @TfL how long should I expect to be on hold? Called helpline multiple times & given up. Endeavoring now but will I be on hold forever?

Sep 01, 2015

Govt looked at recommendations on benefits by its own advisers and said 'thanks very much but no thanks' gov.uk/government/upl… #ukhousing

Sep 01, 2015

RT @Z2K_trust: Thanks @heatherspurr 4 creating the chance 4 Manal to tell her story from the sharp end of London's housing crisis twitter.com/heatherspurr/s…

Sep 01, 2015

Watch BBC London News cover my exclusive on the movement of homeless families to cheaper boroughs @Vimeo vimeo.com/137936013?ref=… #ukhousing

Aug 28, 2015

BBC London News leads on my story about homeless people moved to cheaper London. Watch from beginning: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/b… #ukhousing

Aug 28, 2015

@SpeyeJoe All I've done is look @ JSA, ESA & IS nos since 2010. There might be another puzzle piece, is all. HB stats so not full story obvs

Aug 28, 2015

Last tweet was quite techie. What I mean is, declining free school meal numbers might also be linked with LA's particular employment trend.


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