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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Housing association receives second downgrade in three months


A housing association has received a second regulatory downgrade in the space of three months following board disputes and incorrectly authorised cheque payments.


Panic rooms should be exempt from bedroom tax, court will hear


The bedroom tax should not apply to homes where a spare room has been converted to a safe room or panic room, lawyers will argue in the High Court today.

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Councils failing to prevent youth homeless, says report


Less than one in five cases of youth homelessness are being prevented by councils’ housing services, a report out today has revealed.

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Scotland needs a more 'coherent approach' to welfare reform


Scotland needs a more ‘coherent approach’ to mitigate the effects of welfare reform, an influential group of housing associations has said.

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Government failed to reduce housing benefit bill  Video


The government has not achieved its aim of cutting housing benefit by £2bn by 2015 and instead has seen spending rise by nearly £1bn over the last four years, analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows. 

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Church leaders: Bedroom tax has 'cultural disregard' for poor


Church leaders are set to launch an assault on the bedroom tax saying it has shown an ‘almost a cultural disregard for the lives of the poor’.

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Live from the CHCG conference


Daniel Douglas is reporting live from the Community Housing Cymru Group (CHCG) annual conference this week.

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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

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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

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Locked in deadlock

21/11/2014 | By Padraig Reidy

Stormont has been in deadlock over the implementation of welfare reform. Padraig Reidy investigates the roots of the problem and what this means for social housing

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