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Projects to nurture young talent shine at North East awards

The initiatives were praised at the National Housing Federation’s SHINE awards in Newcastle for giving apprentices their first chance of a job against a backdrop of high youth unemployment in the North East. The winners of the 2013 Showcasing Housing in the North East (SHINE) awards are: Business administration apprentice Daniel Leech, who works for Redcar-based […]

More than half of families hit by bedroom tax pushed into debt

A survey of 51 housing associations around England, carried out by the National Housing Federation, found that 51% (32,432) of residents affected by the bedroom tax have been unable to pay their rent between April and June.(1) Meanwhile, a quarter (25%) of those affected by the tax are in rent arrears for the first time, […]

Federation statement on six month anniversary of bedroom tax

Responding to the news that Kris Hopkins is the new housing minister, National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr says: “We welcome the appointment of Kris Hopkins as housing minister. As somebody who has been involved with and understands housing and housing associations, he can make a real difference and help deliver the homes we […]

Response to Kris Hopkins appointment

Responding to the news that Kris Hopkins is the new housing minister, National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr says: “We welcome the appointment of Kris Hopkins as housing minister. As somebody who has been involved with and understands housing and housing associations, he can make a real difference and help deliver the homes we […]

Majority of public believe bedroom tax should be abandoned

A ComRes poll(1) of more than 2,000 adults, conducted on behalf of the National Housing Federation this month, shows public opinion is shifting further against the policy as new evidence reveals the bedroom tax is pushing many vulnerable and disabled people into debt. Released on the last day of the National Housing Federation’s annual conference, […]

One in four children in care get no notice of change of home

Watchdog raises concerns over separation of siblings in care and describes moving children’s homes a ‘worrying’ situation

Federation response to Ed Miliband’s conference speech

Responding to Ed Miliband’s announcement that Labour will pursue a significant house building programme should it get into power in 2015, National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr says: “Ed Miliband’s commitment to boost the number of homes is greatly welcome. An ambitious, comprehensive house building strategy is what we have been calling for, and […]

NHS will collapse without reforms, Andrew Lansley warns

Health secretary says he doesn’t care about ‘attacks’ by health professionals, the NHS must change to avert crisis

Save our NHS rally: thousands march in health bill protest

Thousands of nurses, midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, and other NHS workers are thought to have attended the rally

A third of recent graduates in unskilled jobs

Recent graduates feel the pinch, but are still better-off than those without degrees. Get the data here




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