In this edition:

Benefits & Grants

New CIH research shows impact of benefit cap on children and families

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Community Care

What is furniture poverty

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Housing & Estate Management

Genesis reduces major estate services partnerships to just two suppliers

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Private Sector

Generation Rent argues rising house prices increase your risk of being evicted

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Rural Housing

Analysis suggests that there may be even more suitable brownfield land than previously thought

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Barriers that limit affordable homes in the countryside highlighted

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People in Housing

Former GLA deputy mayor joins Willmott Residential

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Housing Provision

Updated 28.11.16

Housing associations have the potential to double their current new build output

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Free up councils to build homes for those 'just managing' says think tank

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Places for People named Housebuilder of the Year

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London Mayor fast-tracks more public land for affordable homes

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Resident Involvement

Awards recognise contribution made by tenants

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Planning

RTPI: fresh approach needed for housing location

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New local plan-making clauses amend Neighbourhood Planning Bill

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Social Housing

Social housing lettings: April 2015 to March 2016, England

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Housing Associations

Merger creates a new 55,000-home housing association

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Transform Housing & Support and Cherchefelle HA merger confirmed

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Housing association merger creates stronger service for people experiencing homelessness

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A2Dominion announces £250 million funds raised via wholesale bond

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Security of Tenure

Lifetime in property - now not in itself a defence

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Permission needed to enforce a Suspended Possession Order

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ALMOs

Pride, passion, performance - Annual Review film premieres online

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Building & Regeneration

Regenerating council estates could boost taxpayer by £140m

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Housing Finance

Updated 29.11.16

London Mayor sets out ambitious plans to deliver 90,000 affordable homes

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Key issues from the Autumn Statement for the housing sectors

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New report on Buy as you Go

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Housing associations could borrow £7.4 billion

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

'Homes for Cathy' group highlights the extent of homelessness today

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Housing Benefit

Supreme Court's rulings finds 'Bedroom Tax' unfairly discriminates in some cases only

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Best Practice & Standards

Winners of CIH Excellence Awards announced

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Home Ownership

Wandsworth Council explores 'Right to Part Buy'

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Redfern Review highlights decline in home ownership

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Energy Efficiency

Switch2 and Newport City Homes win award for combatting fuel poverty

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Housing Policy

Report looks at the future of housing in the North

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Tenancy Agreements

Mandatory "Pay to Stay" proposal for local authority tenants dropped

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Supported Housing

Government launches consultation on funding for supported housing

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Audit & Regulation

Updated 30.11.16

Report reveals plans to create a new social housing regulator

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Social housing regulation fees consultation launched by HCA

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Regulator warns housing associations on value for money

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Sustainability

Updated 28.11.16

SHIFT Awards aelebrate leaders in sustainability in the housing sector

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Conferences & Seminars

Anthony Collins' Annual Housing Management Legal Update

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London Development Conference

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IT in Housing Conference and Exhibition

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Resident Engagement Conference

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NHMF Maintenance Conference 2017

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