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    THE ONS PLANS TO CHANGE THEIR DECISION TO MAKE HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS PUBLIC BODIES

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) are making necessary measures to alter their plans to make housing associations public bodies. According to reports by 24 Housing, the ONS said the following: If the proposed legislation comes into >>>

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    RECENT ANALYSIS FINDS THAT THE HELP TO BUY SCHEME HAS ADDED TO THE INFLATION OF HOUSE PRICES

    The government’s Help to Buy scheme has added to the inflation of house prices according to a recent analysis, Inside Housing reports. The analysis of the Help to Buy Scheme revealed the following: There was clarity from >>>

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    A NORTH WALES COUNCIL REVEALED THEIR WAITING LIST FOR NEW HOMES HAS REACHED BREAKING POINT

    Flintshire Council, North Wales will use chalets in Prestatyn to put locals up in an emergency, The Sun reports. The north Wales Council revealed their waiting list for new homes has reached “breaking point”. According to Clare Budden, >>>

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    HOMELESSNESS POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW IN A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNCIL

    After ombudsman shows concerns in a Northamptonshire Council, homelessness policy is under review. Kettering Borough Council has amended its letters to homeless residents to let them know of their right to request a temporary accommodation review. According to >>>

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    FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS HAVE CAUSED THE CLOSURE OF MANY CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES

    Financial pressures have led to the closure of many children and youth centres since 2012, Nursing Times reports. Local Government Association (LGA) made the following findings: In order to protect children at risk of immediate harm, 3/4 of councils >>>

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    RESIDENTS OF BUILDINGS IN LEDBURY ESTATE, SOUTHWARK, SOUTH LONDON WILL BE MOVED OUT TEMPORARILY

    Due to safety concerns raised about gas supply to the buildings in Ledbury Estate, Southwark, South London, hundreds of residents will be moved out for a while, according to 24 Housing. The buildings in Ledbury Estate in >>>

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    THERE IS A DECLINE IN THE HOUSING MARKET IN LONDON AND OTHER PARTS OF THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND

    There is a decline in the housing market in London as well as other parts of the South East of England, according to surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) made the following findings: More than >>>

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    REPORT FINDS THAT PEOPLE ARE INTENSELY SUFFERING FROM LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOMES IN SCOTLAND

    Report by housing charity in Scotland, “Shelter”, finds that people are suffering a bad shortage of affordable homes. According to the report by “Shelter”: Over 1,000 homeless people came to seek for help from the charity Lack of >>>

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    NEW REPORT BY THE PUBLIC ACCOUNT COMMITTEE IN WALES COMMENDS HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    The Public Accounts Committee in Wales has commended housing associations and offered recommendations, in its new report. The report which was put together after nine months of inquiries stated the following: Housing associations are becoming “more open, >>>

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    LONDON COUNCIL URGES THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MEASURES TO END LETTING FEES FOR PRIVATE RENTERS

    Hackney Council has urged the government to make necessary measures to end letting fees for private renters.   The London council say urgent action is needed because the government has not provided “a clear timescale to introduce its >>>

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