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Salford Star Salford campaign against transfer begins to grow 16 September 2014 3197
Guardian Home ownership becoming 'exclusive members club' 15 September 2014 3195
Inside Housing Salford tenants could vote on transfer 15 September 2014 3196
24dash.com Libdem president calls for right to buy suspension powers 08 September 2014 3188
Wordpress Bedroom tax vote - why I won't be yodelling naked 08 September 2014 3189
Inside Housing MPs vote for bedroom tax changes 05 September 2014 3187
Inside Housing Tenants vote for stock transfer of 19000 homes 04 September 2014 3186
24dash.com UK public would back new era of social housing construction 03 September 2014 3185
Morning Star Working parents skipping meals to afford housing 28 August 2014 3181
Guardian Housing association commercialism has cost 18,500 new homes 27 August 2014 3180
24dash.com Inhumane council advises London mother to move to Stoke 26 August 2014 3179
24dash.com Brandon Lewis - house building figures 21 August 2014 3178
Guardian Right to Buy sales leap by 31% 21 August 2014 3177
Daily Telegraph Housing Associations bedazzled by lure of profits 20 August 2014 3176
Morning Star Fraud probe called for over Right to Buy frenzy 19 August 2014 3174
Inside Housing Councillors demand inquiry into Right to Buy sales 19 August 2014 3175
Guardian Housing assocs urge benefit claimants to pay extra rent in advance 18 August 2014 3172
24dash.com Expert says HAs shouldn't need to collect rent upfront 18 August 2014 3173
Guardian Working poor forced to spend half their income on housing 15 August 2014 3170
24dash.com IDS scoffs at bedroom tax disabled figures 14 August 2014 3169
Morning Star Council boots blacklisters off contract 04 August 2014 3168
Morning Star Tenants forced to spend 40% of income on rent 24 July 2014 3167
Guardian Climb on the fridge to get to bed 22 July 2014 3165
Inside Housing Labour calls for bedroom tax vote 21 July 2014 3164
24dash.com DWP sneaks out official bedroom tax report 16 July 2014 3161
24dash.com Hopkins offers council tenants share of £100 million to transfer homes 14 July 2014 3160
Morning Star Council Housing for the 21st century 08 July 2014 3159
Morning Star Scots waiting over a decade for council housing 04 July 2014 3152
Guardian London house prices leap by 25% 02 July 2014 3151
24dash.com Workers need 150% pay rise to remain in countryside 30 June 2014 3150
Wordpress Why does Salford labour council support coalition's housing policy? 30 June 2014 3149
Cambridge News Bedroom tax fundamentally flawed, Cambridge University experts reveal 18 June 2014 3148
Inside Housing Council homes chat 17 June 2014 3142
24dash.com SHOUT campaign ready for lift-off 13 June 2014 3141
Morning Star Bedroom tax inflicted on disabled child 31 May 2014 3134
Guardian Buy to let landlords a disaster for Britain and economy 24 May 2014 3133
Guardian Shelter: 4000 households risk losing homes each week 22 May 2014 3132
Guardian Court battles against bedroom tax can be won 22 May 2014 3131
Inside Housing Bedroomm tax fails to address under-occupancy, landlords warn 21 May 2014 3130
Housing Excellence Millions face prospect of home ownership 'debtor's prison' 20 May 2014 3127
24dash.com Cameron may rethink Help to Buy as prices soar 20 May 2014 3129
Inside Housing Cable: booming house prices causing real worry 20 May 2014 3128
Inside Housing Bedroom tax challenge for children with care needs 14 May 2014 3126
24dash.com Majority of councillors agree first time buyers cannot afford to buy 13 May 2014 3125
Inside Housing Playing politics with housing waiting lists 13 May 2014 3124
24dash.com In-work housing benefit claims soar 12 May 2014 3123
24dash.com Families with children make up 60% hit by benefit cap 09 May 2014 3122
Guardian Threat of tenant evictions at highest level in 10 years 09 May 2014 3121
Morning Star House repossessions rise 5% amid debt crisis 09 May 2014 3120
Guardian Failure to include affordable housing in new garden cities is big dissappointment 03 May 2014 3115
24dash.com Evixction rate doubles under bedroom tax (Norwich) 03 May 2014 3118
Inside Housing Liberty granted permission for bedroom tax court challenge 03 May 2014 3117
Guardian Tenant evicted because he wanted hot water 03 May 2014 3116
Inside Housing Locked out 02 May 2014 3114
Housing Excellence London's working poor driven out of private rental sector 30 April 2014 3113
24dash.com New bill seeks to exempt domestic violence victims from bedroom tax 30 April 2014 3112
Inside Housing Speak against stream of hate - #councilhomeschat 30 April 2014 3111
Guardian The rent racket 30 April 2014 3110
Housing Excellence Decent homes are healthy homes - BRE study reveals 28 April 2014 3109
Inside Housing £11 billion housing benefit to landlords by 2019 28 April 2014 3108
Daily Mirror Bedroom Tax human rights victory 25 April 2014 3102
24dash.com Bedroom tax victims offered 'bizarre and obscene' Cadbury's Creme Egg 25 April 2014 3107
24dash.com Taxpayers fuelling housing bubble 25 April 2014 3106
24dash.com Tory council has created housing crisis says report 25 April 2014 3105
Inside Housing Right to Buy notice period cut to two years 25 April 2014 3104
Inside Housing Councils bar 113,000 from waiting lists 25 April 2014 3103
24dash.com Food bank donations soar 1,000% after Mail on Sunday attack 22 April 2014 3101
Guardian Tory council rebels over affordable homes concession 22 April 2014 3100
Socialist Worker Bedroom tax campaigners protest to stop evictions 17 April 2014 3099
Housing Excellence Shelter says millions one payday away from homelessness 15 April 2014 3098
24dash.com Bedroom tax arrears eviction court costs to rise by 150% 15 April 2014 3097
Inside Housing House prices continue to soar 15 April 2014 3096
Guardian The key to affordable housing - a £50,000 salary 15 April 2014 3095
Guardian Housing hysteria can only end in painful hangover 11 April 2014 3094
Socialist Worker Unhappy birthday for bedroom tax 10 April 2014 3093
Morning Star Bedroom tax victim celebrates victory 10 April 2014 3092
Housing Excellence Bedroom tax a success - at causing misery 09 April 2014 3091
Inside Housing Impact of welfare reform on tenants and landlords 09 April 2014 3090
Leeds Guardian Leeds bedroom tax protest 07 April 2014 3088
Cambridge News Cambridge campaigers in day of action against bedroom tax 07 April 2014 3087
Daily Mirror Bedroom tax protests in shadow of £68 million flats 07 April 2014 3086
Inside Housing Right to Buy deficit 07 April 2014 3089
Guardian Different treatment for spare homes and rooms 05 April 2014 3085
Independent Bedroom tax - now councils run out of emergency funds 05 April 2014 3084
Guardian This madness can't end well 03 April 2014 3083
Morning Star Anti-bedroom tax rallies planned on first anniversary 03 April 2014 3082
Guardian Libdem president will withdraw support for bedroom tax 02 April 2014 3081
Housing Excellence Two thirds of ALMOs plan to be working in private rented sector 02 April 2014 3080
Inside Housing MPs call for bedroom tax exemptions 02 April 2014 3079
24dash.com Third of Newcastle households hit by bedroom tax and welfare reforms 01 April 2014 3078
Inside Housing Bedroom tax - a year of pain 01 April 2014 3077
Inside Housing Merseysid rent arrears soar for bedroom tax 01 April 2014 3076
Inside Housing 6% of bedroom tax tenants have moved home 29 March 2014 3075
Morning Star Tories - Bed tax not about the money 29 March 2014 3074
Housing Excellence Father wins right to family life by bedroom tax ruling 29 March 2014 3073
24dash.com Bedroom tax victory for single parent 27 March 2014 3072
Inside Housing Average debt of welfare-reform hit tenant around £3,000 26 March 2014 3071
Guardian Tenants paying high rent cut back on heating and food 26 March 2014 3070
Wordpress Swindon forum rells council: reject 'affordable' rent 25 March 2014 3069
Wordpress Tackling Swindon's housing crisis 25 March 2014 3067
Inside Housing Boroughs lose fight against Boris' affordable rent plan 25 March 2014 3066
24dash.com Councils hamstrung by new right to Buy 24 March 2014 3065
Inside Housing 10% rise ui people seeking rent arrears advice 24 March 2014 3064
Morning Star Eviction bid blocked 24 March 2014 3063
24dash.com Lies, damned lies and statistics 18 March 2014 3062
Morning Star Bed tax victory Mum asked by official to keep paying 17 March 2014 3060
24dash.com Why affordable rent must be challenged 17 March 2014 3061
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