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.

HCA regulator social housing

Insolvency asset rescue proposals announced


The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is to draw up templates for action to try to protect housing association homes in the event of insolvency.

Gas hob

Government's new fuel poverty proposals 'full of holes'


The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.

Chief executive, Cross Keys Homes

'Exceptional leader' to retire after a decade as housing CEO


Mick Leggett, chief executive for Cross Keys Homes, has announced he will retire as soon as a successor is found


Association chief criticises housing sector for not embracing digital change


The housing sector is failing to embrace social media and communications officers are ‘boring, staid and corporate’, according to a housing chief executive.

HCA regulator social housing

Landlords apply for £1.6bn merger


Two housing associations have formally requested permission to merge, in a deal that would create a 29,000-home nationwide social landlord. 

Matthew Fox

Housing chief executive resigns ahead of merger


The chief executive of Viridian Housing has resigned as the landlord continues preparations to merge with another housing association.

Barbara Spicer is the new chief executive for Plus Dane

New chief executive announced for north west landlord


Plus Dane Group has announced its new chief executive, Barbara Spicer, following the departure of the previous leader after regulatory criticism.

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Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.


In it for the long haul


So, after barely two minutes in the job, it’s all done and dusted for Kris Hopkins

board room

Spotlight on board leadership


Cosmopolitan turns spotlight on board members’ leadership

Kathleen Kelly

What next for social landlords?


The latest Real Life Reform report raises many questions, but the key question for Kathleen Kelly is where do social landlords go next?

Brandon Lewis, new planning and housing minister

All you need to know about the new housing and planning minister


Brandon Lewis has been appointed as the housing and planning minister and will lead the government’s housing agenda in the run-up to the 2015 general election. Inside Housing tells you all you need to know about the new minister.

Number 10

Reshuffle 2014: As it happens


Get all the latest news on David Cameron’s latest cabinet reshuffle for the last time before general election in 2015.

John Gray

Why the J10 strike matters


Thursday’s public sector strike should matter to all in the housing sector because low pay and the cost of living crisis are key issues in the run up to 2015

Nick Duxbury

Ripe pickings


Anyone who witnessed Eric Pickles struggle his way through his speech at the CIH conference could be forgiven for wondering why he appeared so nervous

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Chief executive, Citizens Advice

Mitigating welfare reform

21/07/2014 | By Gillian Guy

Welfare reform has been a challenge for landlords, however Citizens Advice has been looking at ways the downsides are being mitigated

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