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Socialist Worker 'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates 19 January 2017 4327
Inside Housing Social rents have increased faster than earnings 19 January 2017 4328
Inside Housing Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling 17 January 2017 4326
Inside Housing Council-owned homes drop by 10% in 6 years 17 January 2017 4325
Inside Housing Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments 17 January 2017 4324
24dash.com The ten year wait for a council house 17 January 2017 4323
Cambridge News Is 'affordable housing' term meaningless? 17 January 2017 4322
24dash.com Fears of 'back door bedroom tax' in N.Ireland 13 January 2017 4321
Guardian Scottish benefit reforms offer tenants greater flexibility 13 January 2017 4320
Guardian Deadlock in Stormont could spell turmoil for tenants 13 January 2017 4319
Inside Housing Implementation dates for Housing Act policies revealed 12 January 2017 4317
Guardian Housing crisis - 'right to rent' 12 January 2017 4316
Inside Housing Government reveals councils on fixed term tenancies working group 12 January 2017 4318
Inside Housing Association tenants 'significant financial risk' under RTB 11 January 2017 4314
Socialist Worker Can sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from wreckers? 11 January 2017 4313
Inside Housing RTB pilots: 1 in 4 express interest, but sales limited 11 January 2017 4315
24dash.com Conservative MP to defend evicted tenants 10 January 2017 4312
Keep our council homes Statutory homelessness in Swindon 08 January 2017 4310
Guardian January is the cruellest month for families 06 January 2017 4309
Inside Housing Shared ownership out of reach for young London singles 04 January 2017 4308
24dash.com Betts: government needs to lift HRA cap 04 January 2017 4307
Morning Star Tory starter homes too little too late 04 January 2017 4306
Socialist Worker Garden villages are no Eden 04 January 2017 4305
24dash.com Families with children hit by PRS insecurity 03 January 2017 4304
Morning Star Activists call on Tories to fix housing crisis 03 January 2017 4303
24dash.com Sir Michael Lyons: End ownership obsession 27 December 2016 4302
Guardian Home ownership figures exaggerated 27 December 2016 4301
24dash.com Charity calls for major changes to bedroom tax 21 December 2016 4300
Guardian Affordable housing looked dead in 2016, but hopes are revived. 21 December 2016 4299
Observer Shocking rise in number of homeless children in B&Bs at Xmas 18 December 2016 4298
Keep our council homes LRC calls for cancelling housing debt 17 December 2016 4297
Keep our council homes Why proposal to appropriate HRA assets should be withdrawn 17 December 2016 4296
Keep our council homes HRA robbery 17 December 2016 4295
24dash.com Campaigners catch council out over social housing commitments 16 December 2016 4294
Peterborough Telegraph Conservatives slammed during St Michael's Gate protest 15 December 2016 4293
Guardian Sadiq Khan to put residents at heart of regenerations? 13 December 2016 4292
Inside Housing Right to Buy sales outpace development 12 December 2016 4291
Guardian Where do we expect our homeless people to go? 12 December 2016 4290
Inside Housing Government working with councils on fixed term tenancies 06 December 2016 4289
24dash.com 250,000 homeless in England 03 December 2016 4288
Guardian Displaced tenants paying cost of inhumane housing policy 02 December 2016 4287
Guardian Housing crisis, what crisis? 02 December 2016 4286
Guardian Housebuilding up - but what type of homes? 30 November 2016 4285
24dash.com A brief guide to housing affordability 29 November 2016 4284
24dash.com Living Rent proposals fall short 29 November 2016 4283
Guardian Hammond's foundations too weak to build us out of housing crisis 26 November 2016 4282
Inside Housing Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal signed off 24 November 2016 4281
24dash.com Goernment's £500,000 legal bill over bedroom tax 24 November 2016 4278
24dash.com Right to Buy extension kicked into long grass 24 November 2016 4279
Inside Housing Councils reject voluntary Pay to Stay 24 November 2016 4280
Inside Housing Chancellor announces extension of Right to Buy pilots 23 November 2016 4277
Guardian Is the Housing Act crumbling? 22 November 2016 4275
Independent Government scraps Pay to Stay plan 22 November 2016 4273
Morning Star Protesters meet by Parliament to oppose Housing Act 22 November 2016 4274
24dash.com Councils react to Pay to Stay decision 22 November 2016 4276
Daily Mirror Tories just ditched one of Cameron's most hated housing policies 21 November 2016 4272
BBC News 'Pay to Stay' social housing plan dropped 21 November 2016 4267
Inside Housing Government scraps compulsory 'Pay to Stay' 21 November 2016 4268
24dash.com Government makes Pay to Stay u-turn 21 November 2016 4269
Guardian Government axes 'pay to stay' plan for higher income council tenants 21 November 2016 4270
Keep our council homes 'Affordable Rent': Slough council 'doing government's dirty work' 21 November 2016 4271
Keep our council homes The case for cancelling council housing debt 21 November 2016 4265
Morning Star Priced out of a home 19 November 2016 4261
Morning Star Tories hand Liz £350million to do up house 19 November 2016 4262
Guardian Tinkering at edges won't fix housing crisis 19 November 2016 4263
Inside Housing 1 in 3 councils took children into care due to homelessness (2014/5) 19 November 2016 4264
Guardian 'Cathy' at 50: thousands of children still face homeless Xmas 16 November 2016 4259
24dash.com Redfern review: ownership in decline 16 November 2016 4260
Inside Housing Loach: market has failed to deliver since 'Cathy' 15 November 2016 4258
Guardian Fight goes on to free more from bedroom tax nightmare 14 November 2016 4257
Inside Housing Pay to Stay meetings cancelled as policies face delay 11 November 2016 4256
Inside Housing Manifestly without reason 10 November 2016 4254
Morning Star Bedroom Tax unlawful and discriminatory 10 November 2016 4255
24dash.com Must tenants wait for workshy DWP to change bedroom tax? 10 November 2016 4253
Inside Housing Doubt over higher value levy date 09 November 2016 4252
Guardian Families win supreme court appeals over bedroom tax 09 November 2016 4249
24dash.com Win for bedroom tax fight 09 November 2016 4250
24dash.com Bedroom Tax: Humanity versus DWP) 09 November 2016 4251
Guardian Affordable homes in Chelsea may be saved 08 November 2016 4246
Inside Housing Benefits squeeze - analysis 08 November 2016 4248
Guardian Another chancer's lottery 08 November 2016 4247
Guardian Tory 'buy as you go' plan 07 November 2016 4244
24dash.com Major council to consider suspension of RTB 07 November 2016 4245
Labour Briefing Council housing: cancel the debt 06 November 2016 4243
Guardian Benefit Cap will hit families hard this Xmas 04 November 2016 4242
Guardian Pay to Stay uncertainty leaves tenants too little time,says council 04 November 2016 4241
24dash.com Corbyn slams Universal Credit as institutional barbarity 02 November 2016 4240
Inside Housing Cutting the cap 01 November 2016 4239
24dash.com Nearly half of tenants on benefits can't afford to eat 01 November 2016 4238
24dash.com Benefit cap will have severe impact 01 November 2016 4237
Guardian It takes special arrogance to say 'I, Daniel Blake' is unrealistic 31 October 2016 4236
Guardian Homelessness can only be tackled if people have somewhere to go 28 October 2016 4235
24dash.com Elderly endure squalor and distress in private rented sector 27 October 2016 4234
Socialist Worker Campaigners debate resistance to Tory assault on housing 27 October 2016 4233
24dash.com Report from Axe the Housing Act summit 26 October 2016 4232
Morning Star Londoners spending over half their wages on rents 25 October 2016 4230
Guardian Homeless but denied help 25 October 2016 4231
Inside Housing Rio Ferdinand criticises unaffordable regeneration schemes 24 October 2016 4229
Inside Housing Two more councils to scrap 'choice' based lettings 21 October 2016 4228
Guardian London borough with 50 year waiting list 19 October 2016 4227
Guardian Are you on the waiting list for a council house? 19 October 2016 4226
24dash.com The reality of government housing policy 18 October 2016 4220
24dash.com 4 in 10 British homes not up to scratch 17 October 2016 4219
Guardian People need homes 17 October 2016 4218
Guardian Tenants need safe homes 17 October 2016 4217
Guardian Path to home ownership should not be paved by inheritance 14 October 2016 4210
24dash.com We need rock solid commitment to council housing 14 October 2016 4211
Inside Housing Council plans to drop choice-based lettings system 12 October 2016 4209
Guardian In May's dystopian meritocracy - no council houses 11 October 2016 4207
24dash.com Healey rejoins shadow cabinet 11 October 2016 4208
24dash.com 500 Welsh children homeless due to social housing review 10 October 2016 4206
Morning Star Tories £5bn homes plan ignorew council housing 04 October 2016 4205
Inside Housing Barwell: Corbyn's council house plan will 'widen inequality' ??? 03 October 2016 4204
24dash.com CIH Cymru response on Right to Buy 'stock blocking' 03 October 2016 4203
Guardian Council houses change lives: we will build them 30 September 2016 4202
Keep our council homes STCG welcomes Labour commitment to suspension of RTB sales 29 September 2016 4201
24dash.com Corbyn: 28 September 2016 4198
Inside Housing Corbyn wants councils to deliver 500,000 home plan 28 September 2016 4200
24dash.com MPs urged to act on eviction crisis 28 September 2016 4199
24dash.com Shadow minister to reverse Tory housing policy 27 September 2016 4195
Inside Housing Brighton council pauses waiting list rule changes 27 September 2016 4196
Inside Housing Long term value of social housing falls post rent cut 26 September 2016 4194
Inside Housing Labour would scrap RTB in England 26 September 2016 4193
Guardian Immoral housing policy set up to punish the poor 26 September 2016 4192
Morning Star Labour sets out radical housing plan 26 September 2016 4191
Inside Housing RTB sales pass 45,000 since 2012 23 September 2016 4190
24dash.com Affordability a concern for RTB pilots 23 September 2016 4189
24dash.com Borough estimates £100k Pay to Stay bill 23 September 2016 4188
Guardian Housing minister signals change in housing policy 23 September 2016 4187
Morning Star Corbyn can kick off the great housing debate 23 September 2016 4186
Inside Housing Right not to buy 21 September 2016 4185
Inside Housing Khan confirms end to affordable rent conversions 19 September 2016 4177
Guardian Social housing sector dangerously divided 19 September 2016 4176
Observer Housing crisis driving generations apart 18 September 2016 4175
24dash.com Start of the end of RTB in Wales 15 September 2016 4174
24dash.com No LHA cap on supported housing 15 September 2016 4173
24dash.com Healey; Council tenants to face tax rates of over 80% 14 September 2016 4172
24dash.com First HA tenants buy homes under RTB 10 September 2016 4171
Inside Housing Jez we can 09 September 2016 4170
24dash.com Housing dominates PMQs 09 September 2016 4169
Morning Star Rent rises hit another new record 09 September 2016 4168
Guardian How do housing policies of Corbyn and Smith measure up? 09 September 2016 4167
Inside Housing Khan's Living Rent set to become ownership product 07 September 2016 4166
Guardian Reality check: Are RTB homes being replaced? 07 September 2016 4164
24dash.com Scotland to abolish Bedroom Tax 07 September 2016 4165
Guardian 'Living rent' should be central to Tory policy,says thinktank 05 September 2016 4163
Morning Star Only Corbyn has realistic solution present shambles 04 September 2016 4162
Guardian Even in housing, Tories stoop to divide and rule 03 September 2016 4161
Guardian Social housing tenants on 'pay to stay' 03 September 2016 4160
Guardian Pay to Stay is Robin Hood in reverse 03 September 2016 4159
24dash.com Council launches Pay to Stay attack on government 31 August 2016 4158
Guardian Pay to stay, and who will be affectedc 31 August 2016 4157
Inside Housing Tenants face average £1,000 rent hike 29 August 2016 4154
Morning Star Tories ramp up social housing rents 29 August 2016 4156
Guardian Social housing tenants face soaring rents under 'pay to stay' 29 August 2016 4155
Observer Corbyn 'would build 1 million new homes' 28 August 2016 4150
Guardian Housing benefit into private sector is dead money 26 August 2016 4149
Inside Housing Social housing rap 24 August 2016 4148
Morning Star Private landlords pocket £9.3 billion in housing benefit 22 August 2016 4147
HeraldScotland Biggest council house building in a generation 19 August 2016 4146
Inside Housing Memo to the minister 19 August 2016 4145
24dash.com Council plans for biggest investment in housing for a generation 19 August 2016 4144
Guardian Even dukes support social housing - why can't government? 19 August 2016 4143
24dash.com Bedroom tax fails on objectives 17 August 2016 4142
Morning Star Homes scandal: the great Tory sell-off 16 August 2016 4141
Morning Star London's housing crisis 14 August 2016 4140
Guardian RTB is a stake in the heart of social housing 12 August 2016 4139
Morning Star Call for end to Right to Buy 12 August 2016 4137
Morning Star Evicted renters jump by 88% in 5 years 12 August 2016 4138
24dash.com Right to Buy replacements falling sharply 11 August 2016 4136
Guardian Right to Buy reform urged 11 August 2016 4135
Morning Star Council homes stock crumbles 11 August 2016 4134
Inside Housing Corbyn's focus on council housebuilding under scrutiny 10 August 2016 4133
Guardian Housing and Planning Act is direct attack on local government 09 August 2016 4132
Inside Housing RTB replacement pledge under threat 05 August 2016 4131
Guardian Those who deny crisis can no longer conceal idiocy 05 August 2016 4130
Morning Star Residents unveil plan to save estates 04 August 2016 4126
Inside Housing Corbyn pledges 500,000 new council homes 04 August 2016 4128
24dash.com Corbyn pledges 500,000 council homes 04 August 2016 4127
Guardian Housing crisis: where did it all start to go wrong? 03 August 2016 4125
Guardian Clear up Cameron's housing mess, Gavin Barwell 03 August 2016 4124
Inside Housing Minister criticised for response to rent cut question 02 August 2016 4123
24dash.com Home ownership hits 30 year low 02 August 2016 4122
Guardian We counter bedroom tax in Glasgow because we have to 02 August 2016 4121
Morning Star Scots call time on Thatcher's RTB robbery 02 August 2016 4120
Inside Housing Rush in applications as SCOTTISH RTB NEARS END! 28 July 2016 4119
Inside Housing Government urged to delay Pay to Stay 27 July 2016 4118
24dash.com Labour candidate pledges 300,000 homes a year 27 July 2016 4117
24dash.com Housing associations slowing on rent 25 July 2016 4116
Observer Trident workers better employed elsewhere 24 July 2016 4115
24dash.com Delay likely on Higher Value and Pay to Stay 22 July 2016 4114
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