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January ‌3rd ‌2018 #1771
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Labour warns stamp duty cuts will fuel surge in house prices as Theresa May says 16,000 have already benefittedHuffington Post
PM to hail 'immediate impact' of attempt to woo younger voters.
Outer prime London family homes see values drop as prime central London falls slowSavills
After three years of price falls, there are signs that prime central London housing values may be bottoming out, while those in other more domestic markets come under increasing pressure from fragile ...
Let's give up the home-owning dream. Social renters are just as happyGuardian Housing Network
Social housing provides many emotional and social benefits, our research has shown, but we still need to eliminate the stigma.
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Good for factories, bad for shoppers: a Brexit pattern is emergingThe Guardian
The latest UK figures suggest a modest rebalancing of the economy of the kind long wished for by policymakers.
Rent rises in the West Midlands despite negative UK growthSolihull Observer
Rent rose in the West Midlands this year despite negative rental growth in the UK, according to the Landbay national rent review.
British Government has no plans for stamp duty holiday to encourage downsizingProperty Wire
Before the Autumn Budget there were calls for older people in Britain wanting to downsize to be given a stamp duty holiday to encourage them to do so and free up houses for families.
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Politics TOP DN
Speculation suggests creation of Secretary of State for Housing24 Housing
The idea of a distinct cabinet post for housing rumoured amid reports of the PM preparing a major reshuffle.
Theresa May could lose half of London councils in Spring elections, reveals Tory election expertLondon Evening Standard
Exclusive: Tories face 'fight of their lives' in local elections, warns party's poll expert
Housing costs in Universal CreditParliament.‌uk
This Commons Library briefing paper explains the key differences between assistance with housing costs under the Housing Benefit regime and under Universal Credit. The paper considers evidence of the ...
Labour must promise ballots over regenerationSocialist Worker
The Labour Party has launched an online survey about the state of social housing in Britain.
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KCTMO to hand over control of housing to councilInside Housing
Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) will temporarily hand over control of the housing stock it manages to the local council following the Grenfell Tower fire.
NHS to unite councils and housebuilders in new healthy living frameworkPublic Sector Executive
NHS England is to work with local authorities and housing developers across the country as part of a scheme to expand the number of affordable homes available.
Blaze spreads across floors in Manchester tower blockInside Housing
A huge fire broke out in a residential high-rise building in Manchester on Saturday, with flames spreading across multiple floors.
Housing is a human rights issue – and 2018 must be the year to address itGuardian Housing Network
Homelessness is on the rise, even in the world’s richest countries. If governments are to keep their promise of housing for all by 2030, they need to act immediately.
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Construction & Maintenance TOP DN
PDF: g320 Development Capacity and Appetite - October 2017g320
There is a perception that small housing associations (HAs) are not developing housing to their fullest potential. And despite there being anecdotal evidence that g320 members are committed to develop...
Council requests face-to-face meeting with Sharma to discuss sprinklers fundingInside Housing
A London borough has written to housing minister Alok Sharma to request a face-to-face meeting to discuss its high-rise fire safety programme.
Furious Gosport residents ‘are left in the dark’ over flat repairsThe News
Residents have called for immediate action to solve repeated delays to repairs at their homes.
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A303 garden town: 'Radical' plan calls for new town next to A303 to provide up to 15,000 new homes for south Somerset and potentially 19,000 jobsSomerset Live
Developers have put forward a plan for a new town near the A303 to provide houses, jobs and even a university.
Lendlease inks £1bn Tottenham regen schemeConstruction Enquirer
North London’s Haringey Council has signed a development agreement with Lendlease for the £1bn High Road West regeneration project in Tottenham, north London.
Crunch decision on 2,000 home Adastral Park development to be made at special meeting this monthEast Anglian Daily Times
One of east Suffolk’s largest housing developments in decades could be approved this month – nearly 10 years after proposals first emerged.
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People & Communities TOP DN
Former CIH London chair diesInside Housing
A former chair of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) London branch has died of fatal head injuries.
Manchester hostel offers the working homeless a roof over their headsThe Guardian
Stop Start Go charity to provide bedsit rooms for growing number of people who have jobs but still can’t afford to pay rent.
Home Office: don’t use protection orders against rough sleepersInside Housing
Councils should not use public spaces protection orders to target rough sleepers, new Home Office guidance has stated.
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Health & Social Care TOP DN
NHS hospitals told to take drastic measures amid winter crisisThe Guardian
Cancelling appointments and non-urgent surgery ban are options as hospitals reel under most intense pressure in decades.
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Solid year for Northern Ireland property investment market with £325m worth of transactionsSavills
Following a 50% drop in transactions between 20‌15 and 2016, Northern Ireland’s property investment market rebounded in 2017 with £325m worth of deals – a 25% increase on the pr...
Wales TOP DN
The epic challenges that Wales is predicted to face in 2018Wales Online
There are warnings over a fall in wages, less public services and raised community tensions.
Rubbish and roads top council complaints in WalesBBC
Bins and roads are the most complained about council services in Wales as people demand more from authorities despite cuts.
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Video: Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson on social housing post-GrenfellChannel 4 News
Beyond of course, the enormous personal tragedies of the Grenfell fire, one of its wider legacies has been to shine an unforgiving light on Britain’s social housing. The former Home Secretary Al...
PDF: The National Rent Review - December 2017Landbay
UK rents begin to shrink towards the end of 2017, as a year of falling rents in London drags down the UK average.
‘Does Hull have a future?’ City built on a flood plain faces sea rise reckoningThe Guardian
With 90% of Hull standing below the high-tide line, its devastating recent floods were a sign of things to come. Can the UK’s 2017 city of culture be retrofitted against disaster – or shou...
From the archive - homelessness hits a record highInside Housing
Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
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Small housing associations have the potential to developInside Housing
Appetite to develop is flourishing among smaller providers in London, but there are barriers too, writes Clare Norton.
“He assumed I was as opposed to new housing as he was”: what a Christmas party taught me about planningCityMetric
Over Christmas I went to a drinks party. Sausages, crisps, wines, some nice ham. You’ve been there, or to hundreds like it.
Why we must build resilient communities, not just new homes24 Housing
There are some critical ingredients missing from most conversations over the UK’s housing supply.
The benefits of digital tenanciesInside Housing
Your Housing Group will require all new customers to sign tenancy agreements online as it looks to digitise the customer-landlord relationship. Brian Cronin explains more.
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