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’

31/10/2014

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

Scottish housing regulator

Regulator urged to address 'secrecy' concerns

31/10/2014

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

30/10/2014

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

29/10/2014

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

28/10/2014

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.

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Housing ombudsman stands down after 13 years

28/10/2014

Mike Biles will retire as the housing ombudsman next Monday.

NIFHA

Video round-up from the NIFHA conference Video

27/10/2014

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

24/10/2014

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

24/10/2014

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

24/10/2014

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

Mayor of Liverpool

Cities can deliver solutions

24/10/2014

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

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Disabled rights

21/10/2014

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

17/10/2014

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

17/10/2014

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

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Failings exposed

10/10/2014

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

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