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Inside Housing Councils plug budget holes as rent cut bites 25 February 2017 4371
24dash.com Corbyn puts housing at centre of fightback 24 February 2017 4370
Guardian Serial squatters face eviction from £14 million mansion 24 February 2017 4369
Independent Peg house prices to the cost of a chicken 24 February 2017 4368
Inside Housing Welsh councils hike rents to boost investment 23 February 2017 4367
24dash.com LGA: Councils can lead house building renaissance 23 February 2017 4366
24dash.com Government warned over homeless figures 22 February 2017 4365
Guardian Official inquiry into Universal Credit as criticism grows 22 February 2017 4364
Morning Star Homes crisis requires additional 400,000 builders 22 February 2017 4363
24dash.com Barwell hints at RTB deal for councils 21 February 2017 4362
Inside Housing Scottish ministers warn against Bedroom Tax 'clawback' 20 February 2017 4357
Guardian Hard Brexit would risk deepening housing crisis 20 February 2017 4356
Inside Housing Manchester city council to increase PFI rents 16 February 2017 4355
Red Brick Housing white paper: Government reinvents wheel 16 February 2017 4354
24dash.com Council unveils £32 million social housing plan 15 February 2017 4352
24dash.com Wigan set to shut down ALMO 15 February 2017 4351
Socialist Worker Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing 15 February 2017 4350
Inside Housing RTB extension to companies could reduce affordable development 15 February 2017 4353
Inside Housing Birmingham changes expexted to remove 4,000 from waiting list 14 February 2017 4349
Morning Star Residents to protest at £2 billion land grab 14 February 2017 4348
Observer America's eviction epidemic 12 February 2017 4347
Guardian Sajid Javid, stop strangling councils 11 February 2017 4346
Guardian Let councils build homes again 11 February 2017 4345
Socialist Worker Tory housing policy papers over the cracks 08 February 2017 4344
Morning Star Tory housing plan shambles 08 February 2017 4343
24dash.com Right to Buy could apply to council housing companies 07 February 2017 4342
Guardian Universal credit flaws pushing claimants towards debt and eviction 07 February 2017 4341
24dash.com Birmingham wantsd more 'realistic' waiting list 06 February 2017 4340
Guardian May to offer more security for renters 06 February 2017 4339
Guardian Leaking sewage and rotten floorboards: life on 'flagship' estate 06 February 2017 4338
iNews Theresa May should build more council homes 04 February 2017 4337
Guardian Response to dire housing 03 February 2017 4336
Inside Housing CIH president calls for more homes for social rent 02 February 2017 4335
24dash.com Rogue landlords branded 'scourge of London' 01 February 2017 4334
Guardian Once biggest housing assocs own 90% of social homes, tenants will lose out 25 January 2017 4333
Inside Housing Areas with rising waiting lists see falls in social housing 24 January 2017 4332
Morning Star Khan backs trial of land value tax 24 January 2017 4331
Guardian Migrants aren't to blame for housing crisis, Theresa May 23 January 2017 4329
Inside Housing Rogue landlords receive £2.3 billion in housing benefit 23 January 2017 4330
Inside Housing Social rents have increased faster than earnings 19 January 2017 4328
Socialist Worker 'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates 19 January 2017 4327
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 Government reveals councils on fixed term tenancies working group 12 January 2017 4318
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 RTB pilots: 1 in 4 express interest, but sales limited 11 January 2017 4315
Socialist Worker Can sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from wreckers? 11 January 2017 4313
Inside Housing Association tenants 'significant financial risk' under RTB 11 January 2017 4314
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
Guardian Home ownership figures exaggerated 27 December 2016 4301
24dash.com Sir Michael Lyons: End ownership obsession 27 December 2016 4302
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
Inside Housing Councils reject voluntary Pay to Stay 24 November 2016 4280
24dash.com Right to Buy extension kicked into long grass 24 November 2016 4279
24dash.com Goernment's £500,000 legal bill over bedroom tax 24 November 2016 4278
Inside Housing Chancellor announces extension of Right to Buy pilots 23 November 2016 4277
Morning Star Protesters meet by Parliament to oppose Housing Act 22 November 2016 4274
Guardian Is the Housing Act crumbling? 22 November 2016 4275
Independent Government scraps Pay to Stay plan 22 November 2016 4273
24dash.com Councils react to Pay to Stay decision 22 November 2016 4276
Keep our council homes The case for cancelling council housing debt 21 November 2016 4265
Guardian Government axes 'pay to stay' plan for higher income council tenants 21 November 2016 4270
Daily Mirror Tories just ditched one of Cameron's most hated housing policies 21 November 2016 4272
Keep our council homes 'Affordable Rent': Slough council 'doing government's dirty work' 21 November 2016 4271
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
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
Inside Housing 1 in 3 councils took children into care due to homelessness (2014/5) 19 November 2016 4264
Guardian Tinkering at edges won't fix housing crisis 19 November 2016 4263
24dash.com Redfern review: ownership in decline 16 November 2016 4260
Guardian 'Cathy' at 50: thousands of children still face homeless Xmas 16 November 2016 4259
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
24dash.com Must tenants wait for workshy DWP to change bedroom tax? 10 November 2016 4253
Inside Housing Manifestly without reason 10 November 2016 4254
Morning Star Bedroom Tax unlawful and discriminatory 10 November 2016 4255
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
Inside Housing Doubt over higher value levy date 09 November 2016 4252
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
24dash.com Major council to consider suspension of RTB 07 November 2016 4245
Guardian Tory 'buy as you go' plan 07 November 2016 4244
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
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
Inside Housing Cutting the cap 01 November 2016 4239
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
Guardian Homeless but denied help 25 October 2016 4231
Morning Star Londoners spending over half their wages on rents 25 October 2016 4230
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
24dash.com We need rock solid commitment to council housing 14 October 2016 4211
Guardian Path to home ownership should not be paved by inheritance 14 October 2016 4210
Inside Housing Council plans to drop choice-based lettings system 12 October 2016 4209
24dash.com Healey rejoins shadow cabinet 11 October 2016 4208
Guardian In May's dystopian meritocracy - no council houses 11 October 2016 4207
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
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 Corbyn: 28 September 2016 4198
Inside Housing Brighton council pauses waiting list rule changes 27 September 2016 4196
24dash.com Shadow minister to reverse Tory housing policy 27 September 2016 4195
Inside Housing Long term value of social housing falls post rent cut 26 September 2016 4194
Morning Star Labour sets out radical housing plan 26 September 2016 4191
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
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
Guardian Social housing sector dangerously divided 19 September 2016 4176
Inside Housing Khan confirms end to affordable rent conversions 19 September 2016 4177
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
24dash.com Scotland to abolish Bedroom Tax 07 September 2016 4165
Guardian Reality check: Are RTB homes being replaced? 07 September 2016 4164
Inside Housing Khan's Living Rent set to become ownership product 07 September 2016 4166
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
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
Inside Housing Tenants face average £1,000 rent hike 29 August 2016 4154
Observer Corbyn 'would build 1 million new homes' 28 August 2016 4150
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