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Benefit pilots in funding crisis | News | Inside Housing

Benefit pilots in funding crisis | News | Inside Housing | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
The four boroughs forced to trial a £500-a-week benefit cap will spend their whole share of an emergency hardship fund within five months unless they move people to cheaper areas or obtain more funding.
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The spare bedroom tax: a mess of contradiction and impossibility

The spare bedroom tax: a mess of contradiction and impossibility | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
In April the new 'spare bedroom tax' comes into force, meaning many low-income families and disabled people will be forced to move or face yet more cuts. The implications are frightening
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Build more houses on the countryside? I've got a better plan

Build more houses on the countryside? I've got a better plan | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Nick Boles, the planning minister, wants to concrete over our green and pleasant land.
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Don’t give the homeless money, call this hotline, says minister at charity launch

Don’t give the homeless money, call this hotline, says minister at charity launch | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Giving money or food to a homeless person won’t do them any good, the housing minister has said, as welfare charities launch a “homelessness hotline” billed by the Government as an alternative to hand-outs.
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Public urged to refer rough sleepers | News | Inside Housing

Public urged to refer rough sleepers | News | Inside Housing | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
The housing minister will launch a new helpline to allow the public to refer rough sleepers to local services today.
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The rental system is failing families

The rental system is failing families | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Jack Dromey: Tenancies in the rented sector don't provide families with the stability they need to manage budgets and for children's education...
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Landlord acquires shipping containers for housing | News | Inside Housing

Landlord acquires shipping containers for housing | News | Inside Housing | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
A housing association on the south coast is on the verge of submitting a planning application to turn shipping containers into temporary accommodation for 36 people.
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George Osborne set to drop plan to end housing benefit for under-25s

George Osborne set to drop plan to end housing benefit for under-25s | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Lib Dems revolt against David Cameron's 'unjust' move in runup to chancellor's autumn statement...
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Ignorance prevents housing providers from claiming social investment - The Guardian

Ignorance prevents housing providers from claiming social investment - The Guardian | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
The GuardianIgnorance prevents housing providers from claiming social investmentThe GuardianWith social investment expected to become a popular form of funding for community services, housing associations are perfectly placed to benefit from the...
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Free Online Webinars - CRM For Social Housing

Free Online Webinars - CRM For Social Housing | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Free Online Webinars - CRM For Social Housing (Register today for your free online webinar for #TenantView powered by #MSCRM for #HousingAssociations http://t.co/Ci2m9uxq...)...
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Landlords move to private rental sector as rental yields increase

As rental yields in the private rental sector increase to 6.7%, many landlords are beginning to see the sector as the safest investment and a safe way of supplementing their pensions.
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Shelter England

Shelter England | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Welcome to Shelter, the UK housing and homelessness charity. Get free advice and information on housing and homelessness problems, and find out how you can donate, campaign and support Shelter's work in other ways.
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The IT system the will support Universal Credit is not working & is causing long delays in payments being made!! | Community Forum | LandlordReferencing.co.uk

The IT system the will support Universal Credit is not working & is causing long delays in payments being made!! | Community Forum | LandlordReferencing.co.uk | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Worried councils are reporting huge backlogs in their benefits departments due to problems with a new IT system vital to (RT @Paul_Rout: Councils have reported that the backlogs mean they may be overpaying housing benefit ...)...
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HCA reallocates £10m to north west landlords | News | Inside Housing

The Homes and Communities Agency has begun to redistribute millions of pounds of grant from the affordable homes programme to providers in the north west of England.
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Editor's blog: my Christmas wish is for housing to find a voice on welfare

Editor's blog: my Christmas wish is for housing to find a voice on welfare | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Latest evidence on rent arrears under universal credit is damning, but next analysis will come too late. Don't let the DWP stay silent, says Hannah Fearn
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Single mum says benefit cuts will force her to put disabled son into care | West End Extra

Single mum says benefit cuts will force her to put disabled son into care | West End Extra | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
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Ministers still considering under 25s benefit cut | News | Inside Housing

Ministers still considering under 25s benefit cut | News | Inside Housing | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
The work and pensions secretary has said discussions about cutting housing benefit for under 25s are ‘still going on’ despite the omission of plans from last week’s autumn statement.
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Boris Johnson admits he may miss target over rough sleeping in capital

Boris Johnson admits he may miss target over rough sleeping in capital | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Tom Copley: Less than a month before his self-imposed deadline, mayor's admission shows that 'warm words' are not enough...
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Generation Rent: why millions are locked out of owning homes

Generation Rent: why millions are locked out of owning homes | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Soaring property prices and a mortgage famine are having a radical social impact on the way renters live their life...
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Two deaths, one story

Two deaths, one story | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Carol Morley: The cases of Michelle Conroy and Joyce Vincent speak to a social isolation linked to housing, or the lack of it...
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Number of rough sleepers in London increases by 26%

The total number of rough sleepers in the capital went up 26 per cent in the last two months from the same period the year before, according to government-endorsed figures reported in ‘Inside Housi...
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Winterbourne is not the only view - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)

Winterbourne is not the only view - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog) | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)Winterbourne is not the only viewNOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)Dumping grounds, abandonment, prisons, and torture cells are all highly emotive words I've seen used to describe treatment of learning disabled...
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Are you going to be impacted by the bedroom tax? | WelshTenants

Are you going to be impacted by the bedroom tax? | WelshTenants | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Are you going to be impacted by the bedroom tax?
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Investment fund looks to build real future for homeless

Investment fund looks to build real future for homeless | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
Real Letting Property Fund launched in an effort to supply affordable housing for the vulnerable plus a return for investors (RT @Ox_Hop: Interesting article in the @guardian about @Broadwaycharity new social impact investment fund for affordable ...
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Facing up to housing benefit changes

Facing up to housing benefit changes | Housing Scoopits | Scoop.it
RT @imthenicenurse: Get Advice: Facing up to housing benefit changes http://t.co/uliqZmfP...
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