In this edition:

Health & Housing

Summary Articles

- NHS to join forces with major developers to build a healthy national future

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Housing Provision

Summary Articles

- One in 10 new homes was a former office

- No homes for nurses: How NHS land is being sold off to build unaffordable housing

- Brighton & Hove to get 1,000 affordable homes

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- Clarion has announced that it will deliver 135 new homes in Brent

- L&Q set to transform Reading industrial estate with nearly 800 new homes

- Twenty eight compete over every affordable property in Salford

- Cambridge City Council budget plans include 500 new council homes

- Galliford Try Partnerships awarded first multi-million-pound phase of construction works of regeneration scheme at Old Oak Common

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Planning

Summary Articles

- Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues

- Islington Council adopts guidance requiring 50% affordable housing for Holloway Prison site

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Private Registered Providers

Summary Articles

- Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing announce partnership talks

- L&Q launches £250m charitable foundation

- Cumbria-based Impact HA selects Riverside as preferred partner

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- Shareholders of Notting Hill Housing and Genesis vote in favour of merger

- Catalyst launches a new contractor framework

- Network launches a new video on how to pay rent and other charges

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Central Government

Summary Articles

- Homes England - the new national housing agency - is launched

- Government renews focus on housing with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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- Sector expresses disappointment at revolving door of housing ministers

- Dominic Raab: The doubt of the benefit

- CIH welcomes new profile for housing after reshuffle

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Legislation & Court Issues

Summary Articles

- The Housing Secretary confirms Government support for new legislation to help ensure rented homes are safe

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- Tribunal decision rules on 'what is a bedroom' when applying the "bedroom tax"

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Local Authorities

Summary Articles

- Breckland Councillors vote to continue housing partnership that delivers savings

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Housing Finance

Summary Articles

- Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme bidding reopens

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- Innovative funding routes key to a healthy development pipeline

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Housing Management

Summary Articles

- Protection from neighbours - no duty

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Conferences & Seminars

Summary Articles

- Board Members' Conference

- Risk Management Conference

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- CIH Annual Housing Awards

- Procurement Conference

- Development Conference

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Welfare Benefits

Summary Articles

- Changes to Universal Credit will make it easier for direct payments to be made to landlords

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Building & Regeneration

Summary Articles

- Carillion collapse raises job fears

- New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife

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- Carillion's liquidation - immediate steps to take

- Plans in place for Carillion collapse

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Summary Articles

- Website helping homeless people to make the right move

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Social Housing

Summary Articles

- New workshop gives people chance to join the debate on social housing

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Information Technology

Summary Articles

- Plain English approval for Hyde website

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