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

Judgement day for supported housing

insidehousing.co.uk — The government is considering giving councils budgets to top up the funding of supported housing schemes, as it prepares to announce a crunch decision on 'LHA cap' plans. 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.

Gavin Barwell softens ownership rhetoric

insidehousing.co.uk — Gavin Barwell has hinted a shift away from focusing solely on homeownership in his first major speech since his appointment. 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.

Khan's Living Rent set to become ownership product

insidehousing.co.uk — Sadiq Khan is planning to alter his 'London Living Rent' product to enable medium-income earners to buy a home at the end of their tenancy, in a concession to the government's homeownership drive. To continue reading this please register or sign in to your account below.

'Councils must release land' NI finance minister says

insidehousing.co.uk — Northern Ireland's finance minister has called on councils to "step up" and release more land for development. 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.

NI minister pledges swift response in event of reclassification

insidehousing.co.uk — The Northern Ireland Executive's (NIE) finance minister has pledged swift action to ensure housing associations can still borrow in the event of an Office for National Statistics (ONS) reclassification. 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.

HCA keeps watch as associations miss sales forecasts

insidehousing.co.uk — The English social housing regulator is keeping a "careful watch" after housing associations missed their forecast sales revenue by more than a quarter in the run-up to the referendum.

Khan plans 35% affordable housing policy

insidehousing.co.uk — Sadiq Khan is planning to require London house builders to ensure 35% of homes in all schemes are affordable. 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.

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.
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Sep 22, 2016

Remember there's still a small amount of sub-market rent in current housing programme, so not necessarily a sign of policy change.

Sep 22, 2016

On the NHF's call for more flexibility in housing programme: "We’re very happy to look at that." #ukhousing

Sep 22, 2016

Gavin Barwell, housing minister: "We need more submarket homes for rent." - Big stepchange for government. #ukhousing

Sep 21, 2016

@Simplicitly @LucyFerman It is indeed a bit murky with refuges & hostels. Apparently refuge charities are proposing a national 'refuge fund'

Sep 21, 2016

@Simplicitly @LucyFerman There's an exemption from the rent cut, which was what my question was about.

Sep 16, 2016

RT @KeithCooper1973: Some big news on council estate regeneration coming up soon (I reckon) Follow @ArchitectsJrnal to find out.

Sep 16, 2016

This is a big cause for concern re the government's extension of the LHA cap to supported housing. #ukhousing  https://twitter.com/dminnes/status/776704217859911680 

Sep 15, 2016

@tomcopley @jessphillips @JohnHealey_MP Doesn't look like a u-turn, especially for long-term sheltered & specialised accommodation tenants.


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