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Regulator and ombudsman open talks over joint working

09/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

The housing regulator and the ombudsman have opened talks about their joint working following political pressure over housing association complaints.

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Luminus made £235,000 loss from market sale

08/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

Luminus made a £235,000 loss from its open market sale developments as it booked a £6.5m deficit for the year, its previously unpublished accounts reveal.

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Luminus non-compliant over governance and gas safety failures

01/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A 7,300-home housing association has been made non-compliant for widespread governance failings, including leaving more than 1,000 properties without gas safety checks.

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DCLG opens talks with associations over rent setting post-2020

28/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

Civil servants have opened talks with the sector over rent setting post-2020, with a return to an inflation-linked deal among the options discussed.

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Council seeks partner for 1,200-home regeneration

28/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking a developer for a 1,200-home regeneration scheme.

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From the frontline - Kieran Dean

28/03/2017

Irwell Valley’s administration assistant Kieran Dean on the challenges of being a visually impaired employee and his knack for cooking the perfect chicken tikka masala

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Funeral for a framework?

16/02/2017 | By Alan Heron

Have recent changes to procurement made conventional frameworks obsolete? Alan Heron, head of procurement at the Procurement Hub explains

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Procuring the future

16/02/2017

Katie Saunders and John Forde of Trowers & Hamlins explain how a dynamic purchasing system operates

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Tower block blaze 'caused by faulty dryer'

30/08/2016

A huge blaze that ripped through five floors of a council-owned tower block was caused by a faulty tumble dryer, the London Fire Brigade has confirmed.

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The gas fright homes Video

28/07/2016 | By Simon Brandon

In April, Conars Court received a full set of gas safety certificates. Almost immediately, the gas supply had to be cut off. Simon Brandon investigates

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Blame the victims

28/06/2016 | By John Gray

Too many housing associations do not support the victims of workplace violence, says John Gray

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