In this edition:

Welfare Benefits

Updated 07.02.19

- New Universal Credit reform needed says report

- One in two people Citizens Advice helps with Universal Credit struggle to pay for housing

- Universal Credit - Now and in the Future Roadshow details

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Repairs & Maintenance

Updated 05.02.19

- Major investment in Haringey's council homes unveiled

- Best practice in maintenance awards 2019

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Resident Involvement

Updated 05.02.19

- New international engagement research launched

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Best Practices & Standards

Updated 06.02.19

- UK Housing Awards shortlists announced

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Fire Precautions

Updated 19.02.19

- Fire safety pilot is using thermal imaging cameras in high rise blocks

- Ministerial Working Group takes action to improve fire safety in Scotland's homes

- Fire safety failures in over half of care homes inspected in London

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Housing Provision

Updated 13.02.19

- £40 million secured for regeneration of north west Glasgow

- Salix Homes to feature in new TV documentary on housing crisis

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Building & Regeneration

Updated 06.02.19

- L&Q to scale up off-site ambitions with new construction strategy

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Travellers and Gypsies

Updated 07.02.19

- Government announces plans to tackle illegal traveller sites

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Allocations & Transfers

Updated 07.02.19

- Housing association's approach to allocations on religious grounds supported in the High Court

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Information Technology

Updated 09.02.19

- Magna Housing drives efficiencies with Aareon technology

- HACT announces partnership that will provide digital apprenticeships to housing associations

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Legislation & Court Issues

Updated 13.02.19

- New legislation protects tenants from unfair letting fees

- Updates on housing related Bills before Parliament

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Planning

Updated 12.02.19

- Planning appeal decisions could be cut by five months

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Updated 18.02.19

- Mayor announces extra £7 million to help tackle rough sleeping in London

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Private Sector Housing

Updated 18.02.19

- Haringey Council supports new housing licencing scheme

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Housing Associations

Updated 21.02.19

- National Housing Federation sets out plan of action for stronger tenant-landlord relationships

- Acis acquires more than 400 homes from PA Housing

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Housing Finance

Updated 20.02.19

- £16M charitable bond for Dunedin Canmore to help build more homes

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Health & Housing

Updated 21.02.19

- Gap in provision of mental health support services proving real barrier to vulnerable people keeping homes

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