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Introducing CDS Co-operatives

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We are the largest co-operative housing service agency in England dedicated to promoting, developing, and servicing housing co-operatives controlled by the people who live in them.

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Tenants may be able to claim for money incorrectly deducted due to the Bedroom Tax
10 Jan 2014

PLEASE NOTE: THE BEDROOM TAX EXEMPTION LOOPHOLE HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a circular (HB U1 2014) to local authorities saying that in cases where tenants have had a continuous claim for Housing Benefit since 1996 the size criteria rules should not have been applied. Continuous means for the same property (with some exceptions).

Jon Fitzmaurice, CDS Board Member, receives OBE
07 Jan 2014

Jon Fitzmaurice, Board Member of CDS Co-operatives, has received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s honours list for services to housing.

Good News comes in 3’s at CDS Co-operatives!
15 Aug 2013

CDS Co-operatives is delighted to report not one but three boosts to its business in recent weeks. We are one of only 5 organisations to receive formal accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) and have recruited two highly experienced women as Chief Executive and Finance Director.

CDS Co-operatives achieves accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing
15 Aug 2013

CDS Co-operatives is delighted to announce that it has achieved service provider accreditation with CCH, the national body for co-operative housing in the UK.

NEW - Report available ...........Sector leaders propose mutual housing model for older people
04 Jun 2013

Housing run by and for older people as a sustainable alternative to the current model was the conclusion of the Growing Older Together Roundtable held on Monday the 18 of March and organised by Co-operatives UK, CDS Co-operatives and UK Cohousing Network.


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