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

Revealed: reasons behind mega-merger collapse

insidehousing.co.uk — A housing association merger was cancelled after one of the landlords involved raised concerns over housebuilding targets, stock refurbishment and different governance cultures. 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.

Social tenants 'contribute billions to London economy'

insidehousing.co.uk — Social housing tenants contributed £15bn to the London economy last year, doing jobs "that keep the city running", a report has found. 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.

Bank puts major housing association merger on hold

insidehousing.co.uk — A merger between two housing associations has been postponed by a building society, one of the chief executives involved 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.

Lewis: million homes ‘was never a target’

insidehousing.co.uk — Brandon Lewis has rowed back on his pledge to build one million new homes this parliament, denying the figure was ever a target. 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.

Gove pledges to build social rented housing

Tory MP to propose homelessness law

insidehousing.co.uk — A Conservative MP is set to propose a new law placing stronger duties on councils to stop people becoming homeless. 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.

Government extends fixed-term tenancies for disabled

insidehousing.co.uk — Councils will be able to grant longer tenancies of up to 10 years to people with disabilities, a peer speaking on behalf of the government has announced. 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.

Allocations policy favouring workers ruled unlawful

insidehousing.co.uk — A council's policy to ringfence 20% of its lettings for people in work has been found discriminatory and unlawful by the High Court. 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.

Made in Dagenham

insidehousing.co.uk — Peter Whittle is vying to be the first UKIP mayor of London. Heather Spurr joins him in east London for a drink, a haircut and a spot of lunch. 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.

No10 advisor Morton joins lobbying firm

insidehousing.co.uk — Number 10 housing policy advisor Alex Morton is to join a public affairs consultancy representing property companies. 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.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @KeithCooper1973: Interesting...an organisation finally looking into the displacement of families as a result of housing problems.  https://twitter.com/themjcouk/status/757876539375644672 

Jul 21, 2016

RT @CharlieBlags: Is #homeownership the preserve of the rich? Only the top 20% highest earners saw increase in first-time buyers https://t.co/6WGGgmr8f1

Jul 21, 2016

RT @PeteApps: Through creative use of the zoom tool, this data has been badged as an end to falling home ownership https://t.co/zY2tkZd6Xq

Jul 20, 2016

@PA_HL_London @nifhacam Interesting. Suppose NI also wouldn't have same level of urgency, given it still has a Supporting People budget too

Jul 20, 2016

RT @nifhacam: @heatherspurr Theoretically yes. Welfare devolved to @niassembly but likely NI is expected to implement LHA cap or face cuts…

Jul 20, 2016

LHA cap has no effect on Northern Ireland, "completely devolved", says Damian Green. Is that true, @nifhacam ?

Jul 20, 2016

Supported housing: Announcement on future funding due in early autumn, reveals Damian Green. More uncertainty for the sector. #ukhousing

Jul 20, 2016

Incidentally, Teresa Pearce is only MP left in shadow housing team. Understand John Healey will speak in debate too though. #ukhousing

Jul 20, 2016

Here we go: Opposition day debate motion on supported housing, headed by Jeremy Corbyn. #ukhousing https://t.co/IYwnvWY7XD


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