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Welfare Benefits

Updated 19.03.19

- Gang imprisoned for stealing more than £1m of housing benefits from London councils

- Universal Credit pilot to launch in North Yorkshire

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Updated 29.03.19

- Grants will support the sector to end women's homelessness

- London councils pay landlords £14m in 'incentives' to house homeless people

- Councils will share over £46 million to help get people off the streets

- Brokenshire announces funding boost for homeless veterans

- The rights of EEA nationals in the UK to access social housing if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

- A third of homeless deaths are from treatable conditions

- £19.5 million to help those facing homelessness to secure a PRS home

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Private Sector Housing

Updated 04.03.19

- Government calls for the end of housing advertisements which specify 'No DSS' tenants

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Building & Regeneration

Updated 05.03.19

- MPs look into how 'modern methods of construction' boosts housing supply

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Fire Precautions

Updated 18.03.19

- Southern Housing Group appoints Wates for Reading cladding contract

- Tougher sprinkler rules needed - councils and fire authorities urge

- Outdated building regulations and guidance fail to deliver fire safety

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Legislation & Court Issues

Updated 06.03.19

- Updates on housing related Bills before Parliament

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Housing Associations

Updated 19.03.19

- New partnership aims to deliver 1,400 affordable homes

- Link Group leaps up diversity list

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Repairs & Maintenance

Updated 06.03.19

- Bernicia expanding its in-house repairs and maintenance division

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Care & Support

Updated 06.03.19

- Brexit implications for the housing with care and supported housing sector

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Housing Provision

Updated 27.03.19

- Weaver Vale Housing Trust launches shared ownership and sales arm to help tackle housing crisis

- Fury as council approves tower block with no social housing

- £30m Homes England loan brings more new homes to Basildon

- Clarion outlines ambition to deliver hundreds of affordable homes in Brent

- Peabody to build over 1,000 homes on former prison site

- Planning consent gained for 3,000-home regeneration site in East London

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Best Practices & Standards

Updated 11.03.19

- 24housing awards 2019 launched

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Training & Career Progression

Updated 19.03.19

- SFHA announces new series of legal training

- One Housing launches sector-wide Women in Leadership Programme

- Clarion Futures reaches milestone of supporting 1,000 apprentices into work

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Grenfell Tower

Updated 14.03.19

- Watchdog confirms Grenfell breached human rights laws

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Housing Finance

Updated 29.03.19

- £14.67m to help social landlords build more homes in Wales

- Home Group secures a £350m bond issue

- Chancellor's Spring Statement includes some cheer for housing

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Affordable Housing

Updated 29.03.19

- Almost 3 million children from working families in poverty

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