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Sixty Icon Can garden villages help improve the UK’s housing crisis?
The state of the UK’s housing sector is a point of contention for everyone, from people in government to members of the public. - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon Can new legislation really end homelessness for good?
Twenty years after Cardboard City, will the new Homeless Reduction Act bring about the end of rough sleeping?
South West Londoner - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon What will take longer, banning letting agent fees or Brexit?
The ban on letting agent fees is now unlikely to come into force until Spring 2019 at the earliest. This is according to the latest update from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Shelter Policy Blog - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon 'At a time like this it's what we are and who we're for that really matters.'
Riverside chief executive Carol Matthews says it's a crucial time for us to 'reclaim social housing' and create a narrative for the government and the public in the latest of our Rethinking social housing blogs.
Chartered Institute of Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Corbyn is hard left? Why the silence on 200,000 benefit capped children Jeremy?
Over 200,000 children live every day in abject poverty directly created by the Tories overall benefit cap (OBC) policy having its limit cut by a swingeing 23%.
SPeye - Posted 17/01/2018

Architect Patrik Schumacher: 'I've been depicted as a fascist'
He has proposed eliminating social housing and privatising streets – so is Zaha Hadid’s successor the most hated man in urbanism?
The Guardian - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon It is vital Dominc Raab brings tenants into the political process
A new tenants’ group is urging the housing minister to continue the work on engagement his predecessor started. Leslie Channon explains more.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Do we really need to be more commercial?
Sector board members and executives are increasingly drawn from a narrow “commercial pool” and are becoming disconnected from the communities they serve, warns Mike Owen.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Its ‘precision housing’ stupid
In 2012 I started a journey of developing a low-cost, self-contained move-on accommodation model for residents moving on from YMCA hostels. Three years later, the first Y:Cube Housing scheme opened - a 100% affordable housing scheme using 36 off-site volumetric pods designed by RSH+P and built by SIG plc.
Andy Redfearn Consultancy - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Housing your money: Buy-to-let landlords should look beyond the obvious for opportunities
Landlords were hit by changes left, right, and centre in 2017, with new legislation affecting almost every corner of the market.
City A.M. - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon The habitable homes bill could transform lives. MPs must back it
This Friday, parliament must not pass up the opportunity to give tenants a fighting chance against rogue landlords.
Guardian Housing Network - Posted 17/01/2018

New era city-living influences rental market
Changing living habits and tenant preferences, alongside increased government pressure for more professional landlords will all influence the UK buy-to-let market in 2018, says Andy Foote, director at UK property investment and development company, SevenCapital.
Property Reporter - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon RLA - Bad landlords are a stain on the market
Whilst the vast majority of landlords provide properties which are safe legal and secure there are a minority that bring the sector into disrepute. That is why the RLA is supporting Karen Buck MP's Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability of Housing Standards) Bill.
Property Tribes - Posted 16/01/2018

Why the RLA is supporting Karen Buck’s Bill
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill will receive its second reading on Friday.
Residential Landlords Association - Posted 16/01/2018

The new work and pensions secretary is an insult to disabled people
In previous roles, Esther McVey never cared about the impact of her policies and appeared to relish removing disability support.
The Guardian - Posted 16/01/2018

Carillion's collapse shows that we need an urgent review of outsourcing
If a contractor fails, it’s the public sector that carries the can. We must make profit-seeking firms take more responsibility.
The Guardian - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon How government policy is forcing poor people into catastrophic debt
The benefit cap, zero-hours contracts, and now universal credit have all exacerbated the debt burden on people already struggling to eat and pay rent.
The Guardian - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon Diagnosing the social care crisis
1.2 million older people in our country have some degree of need for social care that is going unmet, and today and every day there are an estimated 90,000 vacancies in the social care workforce.
Fabian Society - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon MPs have a chance to give renters the rights they deserve - we must urge them to take it
The ‘Fitness for Human Habitation’ Bill would restore crucial rights for renters first introduced back in 1885, says CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister.
Chartered Institute of Housing - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon There are lessons for the sector to learn from Carillion
Carillion’s collapse shows the risks posed by rapid growth and a lack of focus, writes Jules Birch.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/01/2018

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