• Friday 4 November 2011

    Changes to the Democratic Filter

    Further to our news that the democratic filter will now have a limited time period, after which tenants may consult the Ombudsman directly (see…

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  • Friday 4 November 2011

    1.4 million years to clear the waiting lists

    It would take 1.4 million years to clear the backlog of northern families waiting for social housing if the housing market does not improve,…

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  • Friday 4 November 2011

    Gangs

    Preventing gangs and violence will be part of landlords broader aims under plans outlined by the Home Office today. Home secretary Theresa May will…

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  • Friday 4 November 2011

    Your Housing Voice is needed

    Housing Voice is a new campaign meant to “champion the need for more affordable homes to buy or rent in the UK”. It will…

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  • Friday 4 November 2011

    The Impact of 5 year fixed term tenancies

    Family Mosaic has published the findings of research it commissioned to look at the likely impact of five year fixed term tenancies. The research…

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  • Friday 4 November 2011

    Councils are attempting to take control of housing debts

    A number of reports have recently emerged showing how councils can minimise the effects of debts incurred when taking control oftheir Housing Revenue Account…

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  • Friday 28 October 2011

    A Central View of Localism

    The latest Cabinet Manual’s focus is mainly on central government, but Local Government Chronicle points out that it takes a distinctly centralist view of…

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  • Friday 28 October 2011

    Funding a New Housing Supply

    IPPR Report – Funding New housing Supply A new IPPR briefing paper Build now or pay later? Funding new housing supply looks at how…

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  • Friday 28 October 2011

    Community Infrastructure Levy

    Community Infrastructure Levy CLG are consulting on the detailed implementation of the Government’s proposals to the Community Infrastructure Levy. Views are requested via a…

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  • Friday 28 October 2011

    Promoting Independance

    Promoting Independence A new report from LGIU and Circle revealed that 88% of 139 local authorities surveyed admitted that cuts to housing related support…

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