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Sir Robin Young to stand down from Clarion

27/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Clarion chair Sir Robin Young has announced his intention to stand down from the organisation at the start of April.

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Ombudsman to take over as chief executive of association

24/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The Housing Ombudsman has announced she is leaving the role to take over at the helm of a small, specialist housing association in London.

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Why we should not think about housing as one product

22/02/2017 | By David Orr

We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr

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Rising Stars 2017 entry deadline extended

17/02/2017

The deadline to enter Inside Housing’s Rising Stars competition has been extended.

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Clarion to deny full sick pay for first three days of illness

16/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Staff at Clarion Housing Group will be denied full sick pay for the first three days of any illness under new contracts at the giant housing group.

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Creating employment opportunities for tenants

15/02/2017 | By Martin Armstrong

Apprenticeships and skills training can provide a vital leg-up for those most in need, says Martin Armstrong

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Listening to staff is the key to success

14/02/2017

Ruth Cooke explains how an innovative employee engagement programme is encouraging positive change throughout her organisation

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Why we recruited from out of the sector

07/02/2017 | By Bronwen Rapley

Symphony has recruited directors with experience of working for private firms, including G4S and Capita. Chief executive Bronwen Rapley explains why.

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OHG appoints former homelessness director as interim boss

03/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

A London housing association has appointed a former director of homelessness services as its interim chief executive.

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Rising Stars 2017 entries now open

03/02/2017

Our annual competition to crown the sector’s Rising Star is now open for entries.

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Full speech: Julie Fadden at the CIH presidential dinner

01/02/2017

The full transcript of Chartered Institute of Housing president Julie Fadden’s speech in London tonight

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Orbit appoints house builder MD as interim chief executive

01/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Orbit Group has appointed an interim chief executive to replace the departing Paul Tennant.

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Former Orbit chief picked to head up Law Society

31/01/2017

Former Orbit chief executive Paul Tennant has been named as the interim chief executive of the Law Society.

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Metropolitan chief executive steps down

31/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

The chief executive of Metropolitan has announced he is stepping down from the large London landlord in July.

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Chief executive of large London landlord steps down

25/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

One Housing’s long-standing chief executive, Mick Sweeney, is stepping down after 30 years at the helm, the association has announced.

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Former Circle boss to leave Clarion Group

25/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Former Circle boss Mark Rogers will leave Clarion Housing Group at the end of this month, the newly-merged organisation announced this morning.

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Why we need to recruit younger employees

24/01/2017 | By Matthew Harrison

Housing associations and construction firms need to ensure they are attracting and recruiting younger employees to prevent an ageing workforce, says Matthew Harrison

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Genesis appoints former energy chief as new chair

18/01/2017 | By Carl Brown

Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former energy chief as its new chair.

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The HeaRt of the matter Video

13/01/2017 | By Joe Dart

Talent retention, cost cutting, flexible working, Brexit? Joe Dart hears from six housing association HR experts about what challenges they’re tackling in 2017

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Chief executive of large housing association resigns

03/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

The long-standing chief executive of one of England’s largest housing associations resigned last week.

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Housing and local government figures recognised in honours list

03/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Five housing leaders and several local authority figures – including the chief executive of Stonewall Housing Services and the chair of Accent Group – are among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s honours list.

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'10 things about 2016': part one

23/12/2016 | By Jules Birch

NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch looks back at the events of 2016 in the first of a series of end-of-year comment pieces

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Inside Housing's most read news stories of 2016

19/12/2016

2016 was another busy year of housing news. Assistant editor Carl Brown counts down Inside Housing’s most read news stories of the year in reverse order.

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The year of the unexpected

15/12/2016 | By Michelle Meldrum

The events of 2016 are a lesson to expect the unexpected, says Michelle Meldrum

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Unions gauge support for industrial action at Clarion Group

14/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

Unions at the newly merged Clarion Group have launched a survey of members to gauge support for action.

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Review of the year 2016 Video

09/12/2016

In our last issue of 2016, Inside Housing looks back at the year’s social housing headlines

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NHF opens internal consultation over restructure

08/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.

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Former Housing Corporation boss appointed association chair

06/12/2016 | By Clare Mullooly

The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.

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Leadership problem

02/12/2016 | By Alison Inman , Boris Worrall

There are simple things we can do to help grow people into the chief executives of tomorrow, argue Boris Worrall and Alison Inman

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Industrial dispute over supported housing restructure

02/12/2016 | By Corin Williams

One of England’s largest housing associations is facing union action after warning supported housing staff could be dismissed and re-engaged on new terms as part of a major restructure.

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Clarion faces union dispute over recognition

29/11/2016 | By Simon Brandon

The giant 128,000-home housing association due to be formed through the merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group could be threatened with strike action after a row with trade unions.

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Changing outlook

23/11/2016

Ian Hughes, chief executive of Rooftop Housing Group, explains how the social housing sector has evolved over the years and what new challenges it faces

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Celebrating women

18/11/2016 | By Jo Richardson

This year marks the centenary celebrations of the Chartered Institute of Housing and is an opportune moment to reflect on the successes of its founder, Octavia Hill, and consider the role of women in the housing sector, argues Jo Richardson

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Communications director to take over as chief executive

14/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

A 6,000-home housing association has appointed another landlord’s strategy and communications boss as its new chief executive.

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NHF criticises fees proposal

11/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has criticised the English social housing regulator’s proposal to charge fees.

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Genesis cuts number of suppliers

01/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

Genesis has cut its number of estates services suppliers from 55 to just two in a bid to find savings.

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Irwell Valley appoints new CEO

01/11/2016

Irwell Valley Housing Association has appointed Sasha Deepwell as its new chief executive.

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CIH warns over apprenticeship levy

27/10/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

The Chartered Institute of Housing has today warned associations not to miss out on recouping cash from a new apprenticeship tax that will be introduced next year.

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Alternative merger code revealed

26/10/2016 | By Carl Brown

A draft of an “alternative” merger code will be published for consultation later this week.

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HACT chief to depart

13/10/2016 | By Carl Brown

Matt Leach is to leave his role as chief executive of the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust.

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Don’t panic

29/09/2016 | By David Bookbinder

The classification decision isn’t a crisis for Scottish housing associations, says David Bookbinder

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Dispatches from Liverpool

28/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

Housing has taken centre stage at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool this week. Pete Apps reports.

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Genesis IT fraudster jailed for five years

28/09/2016 | By Carl Brown

An IT analyst who attempted to defraud a housing association out of nearly £430,000 has been jailed for five years.

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Dispatches from Birmingham

23/09/2016 | By News team

The housing association sector’s leaders have converged on Birmingham for the last few days for the annual National Housing Federation conference. There was no shortage of drama, thought-provoking discussion, talking points and juicy gossip. Inside Housing looks at the highlights.

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Different approach

23/09/2016 | By Gary Hay

Changing attitudes to work means employers have to adapt, says Gary Hay, partner at Capsticks

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Leading by example

23/09/2016

Strong leadership is integral to successfully driving employee engagement, says Thames Valley Housing’s Jane Long

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Working environment

23/09/2016

Three different organisations share the ways in which they engage with their employees

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New data shows rise in tenant complaints

12/09/2016 | By Carl Brown

The number of tenant complaints received by social landlords surveyed by benchmarking experts Housemark has steadily increased during the past three financial years.

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Revealed: chief executive salary survey results

09/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Inside Housing has today published its annual chief executive salary survey.

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Inside Housing salary survey 2016 Video

09/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

It’s time for our annual look at chief executive salaries, and after some of the most in-depth research to date, Sophie Barnes reveals how the pay within the 177 biggest housing associations in the sector compares

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We must be different

07/09/2016 | By Paul Taylor

Value for money and benchmarking can get in the way of innovation and effectiveness, says Paul Taylor

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CIH Cymru director to depart

05/09/2016

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Cymru has announced the departure of its director.

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Public concern about housing 'highest for 40 years'

01/09/2016 | By Carl Brown

Public concern about housing has hit its highest level for more than 40 years, according to polling company Ipsos Mori.

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Good governance

19/08/2016

Lee Clarke, partner at Capsticks, provides his take on how non-executive boards can overcome some of the sector’s biggest governance challenges

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Social landlord possession claims continue to fall

11/08/2016 | By Carl Brown

Possession claims issued by social landlords have continued to fall, Ministry of Justice figures show.

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Memorial service for Tom Manion

08/08/2016 | By Carl Brown

A memorial service for Tom Manion will take place in Manchester next month.

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Tributes following death of association chair

02/08/2016

The chair of 18,700-home Longhurst Group has died following a long battle with cancer.

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Tributes to former housing CEO

01/08/2016 | By Carl Brown

Tributes have been paid to a former housing association chief executive who died last week.

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Innovation Index deadline extended

29/07/2016 | By Carl Brown

The deadline to complete Inside Housing’s Innovation Index research survey has been extended until midnight on Friday 5 August.

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Diaries from the NHS Confederation conference Video

21/07/2016

Every year, the great and the good of the English NHS come together at a huge conference. For the 2016 event, some familiar housing faces were in attendance. Did they manage to untangle the health jargon and discover new ways to collaborate with the NHS? Inside Housing finds out

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From the frontline - Lynsey Tomlins

21/02/2017

Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job

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From the frontline - Fern Smith

14/02/2017

Alliance Homes’ support caseworker, Fern Smith, explains why Hollywood’s loss is housing’s gain

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From the frontline - Jim Playle

07/02/2017

BPHA’s community development officer tells Inside Housing how he channels the A-Team at work, but would quit in a heartbeat if one particular Hollywood star came calling

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From the frontline - Jo Ellis

31/01/2017

Jo Ellis, Aldwyck Housing Group’s floating support area services manager, talks about supporting tenants, funding security and having superhuman speed

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From the frontline - Kieran Buchanan

24/01/2017

Midland Heart’s multi-trade operative tells Inside Housing about his passion for stargazing and how he’d take a more relaxed approach to running the country