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Housing benefit and LHA – what are they thinking?

The remains of Grumbeg Village, site of one of the Highland clearances

Our regular guest blogger Ben Reeve-Lewis gets out his soapbox, and even peers into his crystal ball … Housing benefit and LHA – what are they thinking? I notice today that after climbing down over prison sentences for knife crime the government is also getting,……well not exactly cold, but definitely chilly feet about housing benefitContinue Reading

The real cost of Government Housing Proposals

Housing benefit is due to be cut for peole unable to get work within 12 months

…..a personal if informed rant! Our regular guest blogger Ben Reeve-Lewis gets on his soapbox. The Conservative / Lib Deb coalition housing benefit plans So the new coalition government is gradually putting a plan together and have turned their eyes on housing benefit reforms. They have made bold and popular statements that appeal to manyContinue Reading

Housing law reform and legal aid

Its always the tenants who suffer

There have been a lot of announcements recently from the government about housing law reform, and what they intend to do in the private rented sector.   Whether any of these proposals will actually come to pass is not certain.  However I (along with many others) am concerned about the approach taken by this government, bothContinue Reading

Dr Ian Gibson MP

Leaving landlord and tenant law to one side for a moment, as a Norwich Citizen, I would like to make a statement in support of Dr Ian Gibson. He is, I know, a hardworking and conscientious constituency MP, who has stood up for what he believed in, and is one of the very few qualifiedContinue Reading



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