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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DWP cuts discretionary housing payments by £40m


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has slashed funded for an emergency hardship fund by £40m.

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Regulator drops on-lending permission proposal


The English social housing regulator has dropped a proposal to require associations to seek specific permission when on-lending to non-social housing subsidiaries.

Chief executive, OVH

Crisis-hit association joins landlord in rescue deal


A housing association threatened with insolvency has amalgamated with another landlord in a deal that saves 1,300 homes from the risk of being seized by lenders.

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Councils face losing powers for not using brownfield sites


The government plans to take away councils’ planning powers if they fail to use enough local development orders to boost the building of homes on brownfield land.

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London council to wind up ALMO


A London council has decided to wind up its arm’s-length management organisation after tenants voted in favour of the proposal.


HCA concerned about association's ability to protect social assets


The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned that it lacks assurance that a Sunderland-based housing association can fully protect its social housing assets in the face of commercial risk.

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'Coalition fails to achieve housing goals'


The coalition government has not achieved significant success against its housing goals and is building fewer homes than the previous Labour government.

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Body of evidence


Almost one year ago, the English social housing regulator wrote to 160 landlords warning them to improve the way they assessed value for money.

Chair, RLA

Rental rights


Increasing regulation for the private rented sector is not the answer to driving up standards, argues Alan Ward

Executive director, futures, Orbit Group

Back to the future


The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall

Partner, TLT Solicitors

Easing the load


Social landlords will need to be mindful of the onward march of welfare reforms this year

Property litigation partner, Trowers and Hamlins

New regs turn up the heat


The Heat Network Regulations are now in force - do they affect you?




Landlords must ensure they help tenants manage their finances as welfare reforms push low-income households towards payday lenders, says Annette Homer

Partner, Altair

Three tips for the housing sector


To prove they are an important part of the housing solution, Steve Douglas encourages social landlords to try these three straightforward things.

Editor, Inside Housing

Actions speak louder


There’s no doubt that while right to buy is persona non grata with most housing professionals, senior politicians and the general public are unwaveringly in favour.

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