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More than 16,000 affected by bedroom tax loophole
More than 16,000 people have been wrongly charged the bedroom tax and are exempt under the loophole, freedom of information requests submitted by the Labour Party have revealed.
Inside Housing - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon Tribute to 'warm-hearted' A2 Dominion executive
Tributes have been paid to the executive director of operations at A2 Dominion, who has died at the age of 50.
Inside Housing - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon 'If supported housing is cut, we will see more rough sleeping and more crime' - Patrick Butler
Councils are slashing funds for supported housing and the consequences, say critics, will be catastrophic.
The Guardian - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon More flood fears as further storms forecast
Parts of the UK are again facing flooding as forecasters warn a further band of stormy weather later could mean the "strongest" winds of the winter.
BBC - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon Benefits Street set for second run
Controversial reality TV show Benefits Street looks set to return for a second series - but will not be filming in Birmingham.
London Evening Standard - Posted 12/02/2014

'Bedroom tax' error hits thousands
The Government has been accused of understating the number of council tenants who have been wrongly hit by the so-called 'bedroom tax' changes to housing benefit.
London Evening Standard - Posted 12/02/2014

Villagers fear being swamped with water diverted towards their homes to prevent floods engulfing nearby town
One resident, Lily Elderfield, 92, said: "I'm elderly, I live alone and I am very, very frightened."
Mirror co uk - Posted 12/02/2014

Housing benefit changes 'unworkable'
Two-thirds - 66% - of social sector tenants affected by benefit cuts for those with extra bedrooms were behind with rent after six months, a National Housing Federation survey suggests.
BBC - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon Two thirds of bedroom tax-hit households in arrears
Two thirds of households hit by the bedroom tax are in rent arrears, according to research released today by the National Housing Federation.
Inside Housing - Posted 12/02/2014

Bedroom tax: one in seven households 'face eviction'
Survey claims two thirds of households in England affected by bedroom tax have fallen into a rent arrears.
The Guardian - Posted 12/02/2014

Staff Shine at Annual Awards!
A caretaker who worked every day despite undergoing treatment for prostate cancer has been honoured at an awards ceremony.
Northwards Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Homeless projects shortlisted for awards
Riverside ECHG has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards for helping homeless people get their lives back on track.
24 Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Video: Dispatches: Benefits Britain: The Bedroom Tax
Of all the welfare changes brought in by the coalition government, the so-called Bedroom Tax is perhaps the most controversial.
Channel 4 News - Posted 11/02/2014

Young rule out plans for home ownership, Shelter says
A housing charity has called for an increase in the construction of affordable homes, claiming that a "lost generation" has ruled out ownership.
BBC - Posted 11/02/2014

Free access to computers in Liverpool
In a bid to get more people online Riverside is joining forces with Imagine If Trust to provide free access to computers in Wavertree, Liverpool, as well as help with job searches and CVs.
Riverside - Posted 11/02/2014

UK floods: Hundreds evacuated and thousands more at risk
Hundreds of people have been evacuated and thousands more are at risk from flooding in Surrey, the Environment Agency has said.
BBC - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Merlin Housing Society appoints new chief executive
Robert Nettleton has been appointed the new chief executive of Merlin Housing Society.
24 Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Councils fail to prioritise disabled bedroom tax-hit tenants
Councils are ignoring government guidance and failing to prioritise disabled people for payments to help cope with the bedroom tax, a study has claimed.
Inside Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Homes evacuated and thousands more at risk
Homes have been evacuated along the River Thames, with thousands more households still at risk from rising flood levels as severe weather is expected to continue.
Inside Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Tenants becoming older carefree non-owners
People over 30 have become the key target for private rented property and now account for almost 60pc of all tenants.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 11/02/2014

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