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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Labour to push for vote to repeal bedroom tax

17/12/2014

Labour is hoping to push through a vote on repealing the bedroom tax in an opposition day debate today.

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Ashby: Sector must show value for money

17/12/2014

The chair of the English social housing regulator says the social housing sector still lacks an ‘understanding’ of the need to demonstrate value for money to a sceptical public.

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Landlord receives downgrade over value for money failure

17/12/2014

A housing association has had its governance rating downgraded for failing to follow value for money rules.

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Scottish associations reject FOI call

17/12/2014

The body representing Scottish housing associations has warned that subjecting its members to freedom of information laws would have a detrimental effect on other areas of their work.

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Percentage of affordable rents goes up

16/12/2014

Affordable rent tenancies account for more than a fifth of general needs lettings by housing associations, the latest government data has revealed.

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MPs: Planning system 'leading to unsuitable development'

16/12/2014

The current planning system is leading to unsustainable and unsuitable developments in some areas, a parliamentary report has found.

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Only 'small number' of benefit capped tenants have moved house

16/12/2014

Only a ‘small number’ of tenants hit by the benefit cap have responded by moving house, a think tank report has said.

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The value of money

17/12/2014

Payoffs and value for money (VfM) are two areas where associations get a poor press and ‘enjoy’ a poor reputation with government, says Julian Ashby

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Scottish model should be looked at

12/12/2014

This week the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has for the first time used its power to send an external manager into a struggling landlord

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A sign of things to come

05/12/2014

The coalition government’s final autumn statement provided interesting reading, writes Emma Maier

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Devo minimum for the housing sector

27/11/2014

Scottish housing bodies should be disappointed by Lord Smith’s recommendations today, Heather Spurr writes

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The benefits sprint

25/11/2014

The race to fulfil government pledges on universal credit before the election may soon get frantic, says Heather Spurr

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Live from the CHCG conference

06/11/2014

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

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

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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

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