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What the Green Paper means for social housing
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Communities Secretary James Brokenshire launched the long-awaited Social Housing Green Paper The Social Housing Green Paper may well mark a seminal moment in the English housing sector. However, this may perhaps be more for what it ushered out than what...
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Dominic Raab and what he means for housing
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The king is dead, long live the king. Or, in this case, Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, the successor as English housing minister to Alok Sharma. In a government reshuffle that is notable in the main for the lack...
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See Media’s Budget Round-up
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Here is See Media's round-up of the announcements in today’s Autumn Budget, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond:   *The speech can be read in full, here   GRENFELL TOWER: A further £28m for the Royal Borough of Kensington...
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Housing 2017, day three: How are landlords making tower blocks safer?
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Grenfell Tower was often the only subject on everyone’s lips at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual event in Manchester this week. Yet, it was striking how little common direction existed in efforts to make homes safe in the wake...
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Housing 2017, day three: The Missing Minister
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It's been 22 years since a housing minister last failed to address the CIH annual housing conference. But this year, on the final day of conference, the newly appointed housing minister Alok Sharma MP pulled out of his keynote speaking...
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Housing 2017 day two: time to talk
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It’s been four years since I attended the Chartered Institute of Housing conference. The last time I was here, in June 2013, the coalition government was in power and it was placing all of its emphasis on home ownership.
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Housing 2017: Social housing in the spotlight over Grenfell
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Speakers at the opening day of this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing annual event in Manchester had an unenviable task. They had to acknowledge that everything they said in their presentations was in the context of the tragic events at...
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