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Lord Freud takes a pasting in bedroom tax 'cock-up' debate
Lord Freud has confirmed that a policy oversight that means thousands of social housing tenants are exempt from paying the bedroom tax will be closed in March.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

14/01/14 | @UKHouseOfLords on #HB1996 #BedroomTax exemption
Lord McKenzie of Luton: Plans to amend housing benefit regulations in light of reports of anomalies in the operation of the under-occupancy charge.
Storify - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon Revealed: the 94 councils which have shrunk their wheelie bins
Almost six million households see their wheelie bins shrink as councils try to save money and boost recycling.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 15/01/2014

Lancashire County Council plans to axe 2,500 jobs
About 2,500 full-time jobs are to go at Lancashire County Council because of budget cuts, the authority has said.
BBC - Posted 15/01/2014

Northumberland County Council to close Morpeth HQ
Northumberland County Council's headquarters in Morpeth is to close and the land will be sold off in a bid to cut costs.
BBC - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon No danger of blackouts, says David Cameron
Prime Minister denies that energy crisis could see power cuts become regular occurence by winter 2015-16, saying security of supply is top priority.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon Kent council report on poverty 'no cover up'
The leader of Kent County Council (KCC) has defended his decision to rewrite a report that links poverty in the county with benefit changes.
BBC - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon Freud: bedroom tax loophole 'to be closed in March'
The Department for Work and Pensions will close the bedroom tax loophole in March, Lord David Freud has announced.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon Call for more welfare reform support
Housing experts have called for the Government to increase the amount of cash it has pledged to support people affected by welfare reform.
LocalGov - Posted 14/01/2014

Blackpool secures rogue landlord funding
Blackpool has been given almost £300,000 by the Government to help continue to tackle rogue landlords and drive up housing standards.
Blackpool Borough Council - Posted 14/01/2014

Housing a key election priority for Labour
Labour shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds, speaking on Monday at the NHBC (National House-Building Council), confirmed that housing would be a key priority for Labour at the next general election.
Coalition Watch - Posted 14/01/2014

Sixty Icon Hopkins building idea 'ludicrous', says council housing chief
Bradford Council’s housing chief has slammed Kris Hopkins’ idea of building 20,000 homes in an area of the city ‘ludicrous’.
Inside Housing - Posted 14/01/2014

Council gets £thousands to fight 'beds in sheds'
Croydon Council has won a cash injection from central government to combat the menace of so-called 'bed in sheds'.
24 Housing - Posted 14/01/2014

Sixty Icon Boris Johnson to be challenged on Olympic Park affordable housing delivery
London Mayor Boris Johnson will be challenged on the delivery of affordable housing at the Olympic Park when he appears before the London Assembly today.
24 Housing - Posted 14/01/2014

MP questions bedroom tax debacle as council slams 'administrative nightmare'
An MP has asked questions in Parliament concerning the recent revelation that some social housing tenants are legally exempt from the bedroom tax.
24 Housing - Posted 14/01/2014

Middle class squeezed 'as never before' over affordable housing, says Miliband
The middle class is being squeezed ‘as never before’ in part due to the undermining of affordable housing, Ed Miliband has said.
Inside Housing - Posted 14/01/2014

Sixty Icon 'We don't need to build on green land' says housing minister Hopkins
New Housing Minister Kris Hopkins today denies Bradford has a homes crisis – and accuses Council chiefs of failing to exploit the “huge amount of land on offer”.
Telegraph & Argus - Posted 14/01/2014

Sixty Icon Duncan Smith hints at cut in the benefit cap
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
New Statesman - Posted 14/01/2014

Sixty Icon Labour leader Ed Miliband: Middle class facing crisis
Labour leader Ed Miliband has said middle class families are facing a "crisis of confidence" over falling living standards.
BBC - Posted 14/01/2014

Ed Miliband: I can save the middle class
Foundations of middle-class life – well-paid jobs, strong pensions, housing ladder and university education – have all been “undermined”, says Labour leader Ed Miliband.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 14/01/2014

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