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Sixty Icon 'Up to 18% of council tax jailings could be unlawful'
A legal challenge brought after a south Wales woman was unlawfully jailed over council tax debts has found potential errors in up to 18% of similar cases.
BBC - 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

'It's damp, cold and small': Family of six stuck in one-bed, damp-ridden council home for nearly TWO years
"Our four children are crowded together with their mum in a tiny bedroom," father appeals to Brent Council for help.
Get West London - Posted 18/01/2018

Corby residents urged to sign up to council’s digital service
The digital scheme, where residents can pay bills and report issues online, has now got a housing rent account which the council says will make the lives of tenants much easier.
Northamptonshire Telegraph - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Why are growing numbers of mothers and babies stuck in B&Bs?
A Guardian investigation reveals that thousands of under-fives are being squeezed into temporary housing with nowhere to safely play or crawl.
The Guardian - Posted 17/01/2018

Grenfell Tower housing boss steps down months after tragedy
The housing boss in charge of running Grenfell Tower has quit more than six months after the disaster which claimed the lives of 71 people.
BBC - Posted 17/01/2018

From the frontline - Ross Edwards
Ross Edwards, placeshaping manager at Freebridge Community Housing, talks about the importance of community.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Chief executive of Grenfell management company resigns
The chief executive of the landlord of Grenfell Tower resigned on New Year’s Eve, a spokesperson has revealed.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Association to launch ‘hub’ for refugees and migrants
A housing association is launching a hub for migrants and refugees in London which will provide employment, legal and medical support.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon Grenfell housing boss quits more than six months after tragedy
Exclusive: Robert Black has stepped down more than six months after the tragedy.
London Evening Standard - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon ‘Unacceptably’ slow pace of Grenfell rehousing continues
The slow progress of rehousing families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower disaster has continued, with only six more having moved into permanent or interim homes in the past month.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/01/2018

New domestic abuse laws could underestimate violence against women, academic warns
New rules for recording domestic violence could lead to cuts for women's refuges as female victims are underestimated, a leading academic has warned.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon 18 to 21-year-old Universal Credit policy will not deliver expected savings, charities warn
A controversial government policy to deny housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds has only affected 4% of claimants, leading to a charities warning it will cost more than it saves.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/01/2018

Tory council is slammed for putting up posters urging the public NOT to give to the homeless – in case they live in hostels and are already on benefits
A Tory council is facing criticism after putting up posters which urge people not to give money to homeless street sleepers because they may be fakes.
Mail Online - Posted 15/01/2018

Company champions sector’s BAME and LGBT+ representation
“The bottom line is that people perform better when they can be themselves.”
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2018

Tenants to be protected against unfit homes
Government due to support legislation requiring all landlords ensure their property “is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout”.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2018

Number of teachers asking for financial support from charity up 40% in a year, figures show
Education staff falling into rent arrears or simply unable to afford transport to work amid plummeting recruitment levels and further uncertainty around public sector wages.
The Independent - Posted 15/01/2018

Sixty Icon Householders could face fines for using fly-tippers
Action to combat unlicensed waste carriers to be taken after Environment Agency uncovers 850 illegal dumping sites in a year.
The Guardian - Posted 15/01/2018

Sixty Icon Lady Lucan leaves fortune to housing charity Shelter
Dowager Countess of Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago, was found dead at home in September.
The Guardian - Posted 15/01/2018

Sixty Icon This is how Universal Credit is affecting people in Birmingham as foodbank reveals fears over the rollout
The B30 Foodbank gave out a record number of supplies in December compared with the same month in previous years.
Birmingham Mail - Posted 15/01/2018

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