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Inside Housing
26/09/2003

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  • Advisory committee warned against payment plan

    30/09/2003

    The government's decision to end direct payment of housing benefit among councils spearheading a major shake-up of the system was against the recommendations of its own advisory committee.Work and Pensions secretary Andrew Smith last week laid regulat

  • ALMOs outperforming councils

    29/09/2003

    The first generation of arm's-length management organisations has delivered clear improvements to local housing services, according to the first in-depth study.Evidence gathered by benchmarking organisation HouseMark shows that the 21 ALMOs in the fir

  • Building on faith

    26/09/2003

    In the first of a new series looking at the rich mix of organisations which make up the housing sector, Mario Ambrosi visits a housing association with a fascinating history

  • Curtain call

    26/09/2003

    Regrets, she's had a few. But Brenda Dean says she's thoroughly enjoyed her six years as Housing Corporation chairman. Before stepping down from the post, she spoke frankly to Daniel Martin

  • Governance hit by ‘too cosy' boards

    28/09/2003

    Effective housing association governance is often let down at board level by members being too close to each other, a leading consultant has said.As the Places for People boardroom row threatened to overshadow the National Housing Federation's annual

  • Hill to counter planning departments' ‘negativity'

    01/10/2003

    Housing minister Keith Hill is to meet council planning representitives to tackle what he believes is a negative attitude towards development.Speaking at a Social Market Foundation sponsored fringe event at the Labour conference in Bournemouth, Mr Hil

  • In the fold

    26/09/2003

    Getting new recruits into housing is only the start. Then you've got to persuade them to stay. Peter Jeffery and Lisa Burns unveil the first findings of a major new study on staff retention in the housing sector – and reveal what makes people leave

  • Money matters

    26/09/2003

    Salary rises for housing association chief executives continue to outstrip inflation. Daniel Martin and David Singleton find out who's earning what – and how they can justify their pay packets

  • Open doors

    26/09/2003

    The housing sector is stepping up efforts to sell itself as a career. So what do those looking for a new job think? Siân Gibson asked a few of those at the annual forum3 jobs and volunteering fair

  • Ready to roll

    26/09/2003

    iN business is the big idea designed to transform the way housing associations are perceived. Gemma Charles talks to two of the instigators – and canvasses an outside expert's opinion

  • Shield of protection

    26/09/2003

    Thousands of staff in the housing sector are the victims of harrassment at work, according to a new study. Doug Forbes suggests that tackling the issue could play a vital role in addressing housing's recruitment problems

  • Stark message from the Treasury over efficiency

    01/10/2003

    Housing associations will have to continue to prove their financial and business efficiency if they hope to satisfy the Treasury.Outgoing Treasury director of public services Lucy De Groot painted a stark picture for delegates at last week's National

  • Two associations selected for new homes on publicly-owned land

    01/10/2003

    The Housing Partnership has selected two housing associations to develop more than 1,600 homes as part of a long-awaited initiative to increase the supply of affordable homes on publicly-owned land.Genesis Housing Group and Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housi

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