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Council attacked on 'lamentable' affordable housing record
A council has been attacked over its "lamentable" record on the supply of new affordable housing by a developer.
24 Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

HCA updates its approach to regulation and viability
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has published updated guidance outlining its approach to regulation, reflecting the changing environment and increased level of risk that registered providers now face.
Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Government slammed as north east gets none of £4m rogue landlord fund
The government has been criticised for failing to give any councils in the north east a share of a £4 million fund provided to help fight rogue landlords.
24 Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

'Minimum wage can rise to £7': George Osborne says it is time workers 'enjoy the fruits' of the recovery
Chancellor sets out sharp rise worth £1,220-a-year to full-time workers.
Mail Online - Posted 17/01/2014

Child poverty group welcomes Osborne's minimum wage rise plans
Chancellor George Osborne's recently announced plans to raise the national minimum wage above inflation has been welcomed by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).
24 Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Johnson visits homeless to better understand funding cuts
The London Assembly's housing committee is examining the impact of funding cuts on homelessness services throughout the capital to get a better idea of how they are coping with changes to Government policy.
Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Leader: What is needed is not a smaller but a smarter state
If George Osborne was a principled fiscal conservative he would have proposed reducing expenditure on pensioners. Yet, for entirely political reasons, he refuses to countenance the withdrawal of universal benefits from the wealthiest pensioners.
New Statesman - Posted 17/01/2014

Minimum wage to rise by 11pc
Business warns Osborne’s move could jeopardise the recovery.
City A.M. - Posted 17/01/2014

Chancellor surprises Vince Cable with call for above-inflation increase to minimum wage
George Osborne pre-empts Ed Miliband speech on economy, but Lib Dems say Treasury ignored repeated calls for increase.
The Independent - Posted 17/01/2014

Minimum wage could soar to £7 an hour next year reveals George Osborne
The Chancellor said the economy was now strong enough for the current £6.31 rate to rise after being outstripped by steep price increases since the credit crunch hit.
Mirror co uk - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Osborne wants above-inflation minimum wage rise
Chancellor George Osborne has said he wants to see an above-inflation increase in the minimum wage.
BBC - Posted 17/01/2014

George Osborne backs above-inflation rise in national minimum wage
Chancellor tries to outflank Labour by suggesting hourly wage should go up from £6.31 to £7, thus returning to pre-crash level.
The Guardian - Posted 17/01/2014

George Osborne calls for rise in minimum wage
Pushing up wages will “make sure that we have a recovery for all and that work pays,” Chancellor says, in a move apparently aimed at Labour voters.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon BoJo: Don't slam door on super-rich
London mayor Boris Johnson has said it would be wrong to "slam the door" on wealthy foreigners buying property in the capital.
London Evening Standard - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Milton Keynes buys homes to tackle illegal B&B for homeless
A council keeping homeless families for prolonged periods illegally in bed and breakfast hotels is to spend £4m on 40 houses.
BBC - Posted 17/01/2014

Hardship fund cash is probably lost
Tenants affected by a bedroom tax loophole are likely to be able to keep cash they have received from a hardship fund in addition to refunded benefit.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

£70 million homes bonus cuts forgotten
The government has overestimated London Councils’ spending power by £70 million after neglecting the new homes bonus cuts in its latest finance document, it has been claimed.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Confusion on extent of bedroom tax loophole
Housing experts are split over how many tenants they think could temporarily escape the bedroom tax as a result of a technical error by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

MEPS vote for EU wide homelessness strategy
Politicians in the European Parliament have called for a homelessness strategy spanning the whole of the EU.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Government responds to social housing regulation concerns
The Communities and Local Government Committee has today published the government’s response to its September 2013 Report, The work of the Regulation Committee of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Coalition Watch - Posted 17/01/2014

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