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Sixty Icon Housing holds key to success at next election, says Labour
Jobs and homes can be created by initiative to encourage small firms, claims shadow minister.
The Independent - Posted 12/01/2014

Sixty Icon First council announces bedroom tax refunds since revelation of legal loophole
Exeter City Council has revealed that "a small of number" of its tenants are due bedroom tax refunds after the revelation that some of the policy's victims are legally exempt.
24 Housing - Posted 11/01/2014

Council slammed after breaking promise to replace right to buy homes
Westminster City Council has been slammed after selling off 66 flats under the right to buy scheme and failing to replace them with new homes.
24 Housing - Posted 11/01/2014

Sixty Icon Transparency urged over out-of-London homeless placements
Councils that failed to share information about homeless families being placed out of London have been called on to be more ‘transparent’.
Inside Housing - Posted 11/01/2014

Sixty Icon DWP: 'Less than 5,000 are exempt from paying bedroom tax'
The Department for Work and Pensions said the number of housing benefit recipients who are exempt from paying the bedroom tax due to a legal loophole is estimated to be "less than 5,000".
24 Housing - Posted 10/01/2014

Sixty Icon Government steps up efforts to sell-off social housing stock
The government is to offer more incentives to help social housing tenants take up the right to buy in 2014, communities secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
24 Housing - Posted 10/01/2014

MP says pensioners should pay bedroom tax too
Canterbury MP Julian Brazier says that pensioners on housing benefit should not be exempt from the bedroom tax and forced to downsize to make way for young families.
Canterbury Times - Posted 10/01/2014

Conservative MP calls for rural communities to be freed from bedroom tax
A Conservative MP has called on the government to make small rural communities exempt from the bedroom tax.
24 Housing - Posted 10/01/2014

Sixty Icon Tory MP Anne McIntosh joins revolt against bedroom tax
One of the region’s Conservative MPs yesterday (Thursday, January 9) joined the revolt against the ‘bedroom tax’ – calling for an exemption for rural areas.
The Northern Echo - Posted 10/01/2014

Just one third of region's housing need achieved last year, Labour warns
Just one-third of the new houses the region badly needs were built last year, Labour warned yesterday (Wednesday) – a worrying gap of almost 19,000 homes.
The Northern Echo - Posted 10/01/2014

Lords reject government's antisocial, crime and policing bill
Peers inflict 128-vote defeat on plans for ipnas, injunctions to tackle antisocial behaviour, to replace asbos.
The Guardian - Posted 10/01/2014

Tenants to get 'bedroom tax' rebate
Thousands of social housing tenants have been wrongly hit by the so-called bedroom tax and are in line for money back, it has emerged.
London Evening Standard - Posted 10/01/2014

Concern over asylum seeker housing
Asylum seekers in Britain are being housed in publicly-funded accommodation despite earning an income above legal thresholds, a spending watchdog investigation has found.
London Evening Standard - Posted 10/01/2014

Sixty Icon Revealed: How 33,000 families were claiming more than £26,000-a-year in handouts before benefits cap was imposed
More than 33,000 households have had their benefits slashed since handouts were capped at £500 a week.
Mail Online - Posted 10/01/2014

Around 40,000 people wrongly identified as eligible for 'bedroom tax'
Up to 40,000 people could have been wrongly identified as eligible for the so-called “bedroom tax”, according to a report.
The Independent - Posted 10/01/2014

Housing benefit may have been wrongly docked in thousands of cases
Thousands of housing benefit claimants may have had their payments wrongly docked, the Department for Work and Pensions has revealed.
BBC - Posted 10/01/2014

Sixty Icon Bedroom tax loophole could exempt 40,000 wrongly identified as liable
Housing benefit experts condemn 'shambles' as it emerges that DWP oversight could mean some actually profit from blunder.
The Guardian - Posted 10/01/2014

Sixty Icon Hidden costs of welfare reforms revealed in Newcastle City Council report
Newcastle City Council lift the lid on the impact of welfare changes for residents in the city.
Chronicle Live - Posted 09/01/2014

Cash for councils to stop rogue landlords
Crack down on criminals that make tenants’ lives a misery.
GOV.UK - Posted 09/01/2014

HB Bulletin U1/2014: Removal of the spare room subsidy
Information for all local authority Housing Benefit staff regarding removal of the spare room subsidy.
GOV.UK - Posted 09/01/2014

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