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Labour MP wins backing for laws helping tenants to take on rogue landlords
Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said he supports the draft legislation which will protect tenants in both the social and private rented sectors.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 15/01/2018

Britain's immigration system 'too open to error', MPs warn
'Hostile environment' policies are 'unclear' and lead to too many incidents where people are threatened with deportation based on 'inaccurate and untested' information, report finds.
The Independent - Posted 15/01/2018

UK government's Brexit impact assessment 'shameful' says Sturgeon
Scottish first minister also says Jeremy Corbyn appears ‘only slightly less in favour of a hard Brexit than the Tories’.
The Guardian - Posted 14/01/2018

Sixty Icon Government supports new measures to improve the safety of tenants
The Housing Secretary confirms government support for new legislation to help ensure rented homes are safe.
GOV.UK - Posted 14/01/2018

Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are 'unfit for human habitation'
Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are "unfit for human habitation", under a move revealed by the Housing Secretary today.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 14/01/2018

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19
This Commons Library briefing paper explains the provisions of Karen Buck's Private Member's Bill on housing fitness in preparation for the debate on Second Reading. - Posted 13/01/2018

Sixty Icon Top challenges for new work and pensions secretary
What are the key issues facing new Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey?
BBC - Posted 13/01/2018

Raab slammed by sixth former on TV’s Question Time
New housing minister taken down by teenager for holding the government line on the NHS crisis.
24 Housing - Posted 12/01/2018

HMRC 'hit by Brexit and Paradise Papers'
MPs are "far from confident" that HM Revenue and Customs can deal with the tax avoidance allegations made in the wake of the Paradise Paper leaks.
BBC - Posted 12/01/2018

Sixty Icon UK could lose 500,000 jobs under no-deal hard Brexit, warns Sadiq Khan
In London alone, there could be 87,000 fewer jobs, independent analysis shows.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 12/01/2018

Tories urge Theresa May to fund NHS by raising taxes
Former business minister Nick Boles proposes national insurance overhaul to create revenue stream for health service.
The Guardian - Posted 12/01/2018

Sixty Icon Windsor council leader faces effort to oust him over policy on homeless
Conservatives will debate future of Simon Dudley, who wants police to act against rough sleepers before the royal wedding.
The Guardian - Posted 12/01/2018

McVey urged to scrap tax credit 'rape clause'
The new work and pensions secretary is facing calls to urgently review the "rape clause" in child tax credits.
BBC - Posted 12/01/2018

Sixty Icon Labour's Chris Williamson quits shadow minister role
It comes the day after he suggested council tax bills for the highest value homes in England should be doubled.
BBC - Posted 12/01/2018

Sixty Icon Sector watchdog changes name to 'Regulator of Social Housing'
The regulation arm of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has today relaunched as the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).
Inside Housing - Posted 12/01/2018

Question of council tax put to Bourne and Deepings’ taxpayers
Council tax payers in Bourne and the Deepings are being asked for their views on what the amount should be for 2018/19.
Spalding Today - Posted 12/01/2018

Sixty Icon Javid: Raab ‘won’t lose any time in making a difference’
Housing Secretary has glowing words for the new Housing Minister, as the new Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government unveil Homes England.
24 Housing - Posted 12/01/2018

PDF: Christchurch Borough Council - Further representation to the Secretary of State in response to a proposal for Local Government Reorganisation in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole
In January 2017, Christchurch Borough Council was one of three Councils in Dorset to reject proposals for Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) in the County.
Dorset County Council - Posted 11/01/2018

Sixty Icon Esther McVey: New DWP minister's statements about people on benefits and the policies she has voted for
Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.
The Independent - Posted 11/01/2018

PMQs verdict: May holds up better against Corbyn's NHS attack
The Labour leader was solid and convincing on the health service winter crisis, but the PM also had a point to make.
The Guardian - Posted 11/01/2018

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