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Housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety

Mark Holdsworth, Director at Civica argues here that housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety.
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New-build market in the UK to benefit from genuine competition for water connections

John March, Water Director at GTC shares his views on how the new-build market in the UK is to benefit from genuine competition for water connections
Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

The Conservative’s Right to Buy policy has been blamed for the shortage of affordable housing, as councils spend millions replacing property
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Temporary accommodation is costing councils £2 million a day

The housing shortage is forcing councils to spend more than £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families, LGA analysis has revealed Government is being urged to use the Spring Budget to free councils from borrowing constraints that hamper their ability to build new homes, and to adapt...
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Oxford guarantees landlords rent for homeless risk tenants

Oxford City Council has launched a new scheme designed to guarantee rents to private landlords letting to tenants at risk of homelessness A rent guarantee scheme has been launched this week by Oxford City Council, offering guaranteed rent and various other benefits to landlords who let their properties to tenants...
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Rough sleeping in Oxford continues to be a serious challenge

Rough sleeping in Oxford remains a major challenge in the city according to a  street count conducted by the City Council The street count was conducted at the beginning of this month with an estimated 33 people on the streets, down from 39 in 2015. However, the council and homeless organisations...
Wrexham car park makes way to 12 new affordable homes

Car park makes way to 12 new affordable homes

A new £1.5m housing development has been built on the site of a former carpark, providing 12 new affordable homes for Wrexham residents
House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices are expected to increase by 1.5 per cent nationwide, but London will see a 3.6 per cent dip For the first time in six years, house prices across the UK are expected to outperform those in London during 2015. Analysts have predicted that house prices will increase by 1.5...
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The Disintegration of the Housing Debate

In addressing the urgent need for more housing, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning, Alister Scott believes that key participants in the housing question need to embrace the economic, social and environmental drivers of development in a more joined-up discussion As we move inexorably towards the general election in 2015,...
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Opportunity knocks

Annys Darkwa, Managing Director of Vision Housing explains the need for more housing to help re-offenders integrate back into the community

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