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The time for leniency is at an end

28/04/2017 | By Julian Ashby

Pleas for clemency will fall on deaf ears if associations are found to be falling short of regulatory standards, says Julian Ashby

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Election draws focus away from the real issues

27/04/2017 | By Jennie Donald

The political vacuum in Stormont will continue to hamper the best efforts of housing associations, says Jennie Donald of NIFHA

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We need to take a more active role in fighting poverty

26/04/2017 | By Martin Armstrong

The sector must renew its commitment to supporting people in hardship, says Wheatley Group’s Martin Armstrong

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Treat others as you would want to be treated

25/04/2017 | By John Craggs

It’s important to have clear lines of communication with staff when undertaking any business restructuring, says John Craggs of Gentoo Group

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Government needs to look more closely at affordability

24/04/2017 | By Campbell Robb

The Housing White Paper’s affordable private rent model is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done for those on low incomes, says Campbell Robb of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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What will the election mean for housing?

21/04/2017 | By Tony Stacey

Tony Stacey of South Yorkshire Housing Association considers what impact the snap election could have on the housing sector

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Whoever wins in June, politicians will have to trust housing associations

20/04/2017 | By David Montague

In the midst of Brexit negotiations the next government will have to rely on housing associations to deliver desperately needed affordable homes, says David Montague

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Associations should do more to demonstrate transparency

19/04/2017 | By Amanda Davies

With perceptions of housing associations still not quite matching the reality, there’s a need for landlords to embrace openness, says Amanda Davies

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RUTH COOKE SEPT 2015

We can help make Right to Buy work

13/04/2017 | By Ruth Cooke

A Voluntary Right to Buy pilot would present an opportunity for West Midlands housing associations, says Midland Heart chief executive Ruth Cooke

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We must collaborate more to tackle homelessness

12/04/2017 | By Clark Bailie

In his first IH50 piece, Clark Bailie of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive says it takes more than one organisation to deal with homelessness

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The government needs to tackle the broader causes of homelessness

11/04/2017 | By Lord Gary Porter

Councils need powers and access to funding to build genuniely affordable homes, says Lord Gary Porter, chair of the Local Government Association.

MATTHEW BAILES SEPT 2015

Ministers must do something about ASB eviction process

10/04/2017 | By Matthew Bailes

Paradigm Housing’s chief executive Matthew Bailes calls for an easier and less costly method of evicting anti-social tenants

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Vulnerable people: a test for customer complaints

07/04/2017 | By Dame Clare Tickell

Dame Clare Tickell outlines the challenges facing social landlords as consumer complaints become more complex

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In praise of 'normal'

05/04/2017 | By Richard Peacock

Richard Peacock of Soha Housing writes in defence of the ‘bread and butter work’ associations like his do every day

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We should support each other

04/04/2017 | By Sinead Butters

Sinead Butters reflects on 18 months as chair of Placeshapers

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Why we must choose digital

03/04/2017 | By Catriona Simons

Digital services promote self-confidence and esteem among tenants, says Catriona Simons of The Guinness Partnership

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Have the Conservatives really built twice as much council housing as Labour?

26/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

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Learning from Welsh associations

26/04/2017 | By Sarah Harris

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Housing providers can embrace 'health creation'

26/04/2017 | By Merron Simpson

As the NHS puts more of a focus on health creation, housing providers are well-placed to contribute, says Merron Simpson, chief executive of the New NHS Alliance

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