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

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.

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.
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Aug 03, 2016

RT @nearlylegal: I am always amused by PRS LLs telling us how hard it is for them, as they somehow persist in their self-sacrifice.  https://twitter.com/fireelectrizity/status/760548935630983168 

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


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