Jess McCabe

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Latest at Inside Housing: Housing association reviews contracts as council cuts bite

08/08/2014 | By Jess McCabe Budget cuts prompt Aspire Housing to consider terminating services Aspire Housing is reviewing all its contracts with local authorities, as councils in the Staffordshire area implement cuts to housing and care services. Wayne Hughes, managing director of 9,000-home Aspire, based in Stafford, said it is examining the conditions under which it can end existing contracts and ‘taking a…

Home straits Downsizing with the bedroom tax 17 July 2014 The price for underoccupying a…

Home straits Downsizing with the bedroom tax 17 July 2014 The price for underoccupying a home is high for many vulnerable people. Jess McCabe visits Stoke-on-Trent to find out how landlords are attempting to help ‘It was a shock to the system,’ says Shaun Bostock. ‘It’s bad enough losing someone.’ In the middle of a jobs club in a church…

Fuel cell pilot hopes to slash tenant energy use 11/07/2014 | By Jess McCabe Landlords trialling…

Fuel cell pilot hopes to slash tenant energy use 11/07/2014 | By Jess McCabe Landlords trialling eco-friendly heating systems that are cheaper for tenants Five landlords are installing new central heating systems powered by fuel cells in a pilot project designed to kick start the innovative technology in the social housing sector. Your Housing, Rykneld Homes, Housing 21 and South Essex Homes are…

My interview with Natalie Elphicke and Keith House, who are…

My interview with Natalie Elphicke and Keith House, who are doing a government review of councils contribution to house building is out in Inside Housing today: Meet housing’s alchemists 27/06/2014 Keith House and Natalie Elphicke have been tasked with finding out how councils can get more homes built with no extra borrowing. Here, Jess McCabe tries to find out if…

If you are a subscriber to Index on Censorship, turn to around the middle of the magazine and…

If you are a subscriber to Index on Censorship, turn to around the middle of the magazine and you’ll find a feature by me and Erick Kabandera.  I met Erick last year, when I was travelling around Tanzania as a fellow of the International Reporting Project. Erick was the fixer for our group, and, it quickly emerged, a brilliant reporter…

Tory guru questions social housing subsidies 12 June 2014 | By Jess McCabe Lord Finkelstein queries…

Tory guru questions social housing subsidies 12 June 2014 | By Jess McCabe Lord Finkelstein queries current policy of funding homes An influential Tory peer has told Inside Housing he is not ‘convinced’ that the government should be subsidising the construction of social housing. Speaking in depth about his politics and background, Danny Finkelstein, a close personal friend of chancellor George Osborne and…

The Fink tank

My latest for Inside Housing is an interview with Tory peer, Times columnist and close pal of George Osborne Danny Finkelstein: Ahead of his appearance at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, Conservative peer and Policy Exchange chair Danny Finkelstein tells Jess McCabe what he thinks about the welfare state Danny Finkelstein bobs about Portcullis House in a pink…

My latest feature at Inside Housing is an investigation into…

My latest feature at Inside Housing is an investigation into fire safety breaches by London’s social landlords: Fire safety under scrutiny 16/05/2014 Social landlords promised to clean up their act after the Lakanal House tower block tragedy, but five years on, fire safety breaches are still occurring. Jess McCabe reports London’s social landlords are getting used to life under the…