Board members and regulation

Information on regulation, staff moves, pay, training and a host of other issues that affect the careers of social housing professionals.

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Outrage over St Mungo’s ‘golden handshake’


Details of £157k payoff come to light as more than 500 staff strike over wages

Scottish housing regulator

Regulator urged to address 'secrecy' concerns


Scotland’s social housing regulator is being urged to adopt a clearer intervention policy following allegations it has been holding secret and undocumented meetings with landlord board members.

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HCA to outsource viability assessment works


The English social housing regulator is to outsource viability assessment work for up to 40 housing associations to consultants because of staff shortages.

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Two London associations receive regulatory upgrades


Two London housing associations previously in breach of regulatory standards have now been found to comply with Homes and Communities Agency rules.

Michael Gelling

Tenant body concern over gas access call


England’s largest social housing tenant body has spoken out against a campaign to give housing associations more powers to access homes for gas inspections.

Mike Biles

Housing ombudsman stands down after 13 years


Mike Biles will retire as the housing ombudsman next Monday.


Video round-up from the NIFHA conference Video


There were a flurry of announcements at the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) conference last week, but Inside Housing spoke to seven of the attendees to see what the hot topics were for them.

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Time for common sense on gas safety


The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard

Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

The right to freedom


Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

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Re-engineering regulation


As regulation is overhauled, providers need to be ready for change too, says Julian Ashby

Mayor of Liverpool

Cities can deliver solutions


Let’s devolve powers to our 10 core cities and bring brownfield sites to life


Disabled rights


The councillor whose disabled employment question to Lord Freud unleashed a torrent of criticism on the welfare minister writes us an exclusive blog

Minister for welfare reform

Reform fit for our time


Universal credit is being rolled out nationwide - and it is going to change lives, says Lord David Freud

Chair, Pellings

Price fixation can be costly


Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality


Failings exposed


Venture Housing Association was a little known name in the world of social housing up until this week.

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