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Time that Housing Associations admitted the truth about why they have rent arrears – the PRS know why

07 July, 20140 Comments
Labour MPs Julie Hilling (Bolton West) and Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) revealed how social landlords in their constituencies had seen a sharp rise in arrears due to the controversial under-occupation policy. Hilling said: “Bolton at Home tells me that its arrears stand at £1.9 million, even though it has a 97% collection rate and has
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Councils & Housing Associations are supposed to provide better HOMES not bigger LOANS

07 July, 20140 Comments
I have just been reading this http://www.landlordreferencing…..-recovery/ about the new restrictions on mortgages And then I read this in the Guardian Household debt serious threat to UK recovery, says Bank of England deputy Jon Cunliffe says debt is equal to 135% of household earnings but Bank’s measures to limit lending will insure against crash In
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ICO say Social Landlords need to do more to protect tenants’ sensitive data

24 February, 20140 Comments
A recent report by the Information Commissioners Office has found that social landlords need to do more to protect their tenants’ data. Based on the findings from 9 visits and 4 audits of Housing Associations and “Arm’s-length management organisations”, the ICO found that social landlords need to improve their policies and procedures regarding data sharing,
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Universal Credit | Future income of housing associations at risk

11 July, 20121 Comments
A Scottish Councillor and the Chief Executive of the SFHA have voiced their concerns regarding the impending changes to the welfare system (via Universal Credit); fearing that it could leave some city housing associations struggling to survive. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be made directly to tenants and it
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