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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CQC mulls regulation of GPs' homelessness provision

30/09/2014

A health watchdog is considering changing its regulation methods in a bid to improve homeless people’s access to GP practices.

Iain Duncan Smith

Government considering prepaid cards for benefits

29/09/2014

The government is considering introducing prepaid cards for benefit payments, Iain Duncan Smith revealed today.

Jon Sparkes

Homelessness charity's new boss starts

29/09/2014

The homelessness charity Crisis has announced that Jon Sparkes has taken up his new post as chief executive. 

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Tories pledge to scrap housing benefit for 18-to-21-year-olds

28/09/2014

People aged between 18 and 21 would be barred from claiming housing benefit under a future Conservative government, David Cameron has pledged.

Ex-chair, First Choice Homes Oldham

First ALMO tenant chair dies

25/09/2014

Harry Burns, chair of 12,000-home First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) since 2004, has died, the organisation announced. 

Emma Reynolds MP

Labour considers allowing councils to share borrowing capacity

25/09/2014

Labour’s review of the housing sector is likely to recommend a sharing of council borrowing ‘headroom’ but not the removal of controversial debt caps.

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Quarter of tenants feel ill informed about landlord performance

24/09/2014

More than a quarter of Scottish tenant organisations do not feel well informed about how their landlords are performing, an official report has found.

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Paul Anderson

Who benefits?

30/09/2014

Government plans to increase barriers for young people to benefits could lead to more becoming homeless, argues Paul Anderson

Heather Spurr

Housing divides

30/09/2014

The question of housing seems to be dividing opinion amongst Conservatives at their annual conference, says Heather Spurr

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The right priorities

26/09/2014

Public engagement and enthusiasm in the housing sector are paramount to progress, says Ann O’Byrne

Chief executive, Habinteg Housing Association

A long-term project

26/09/2014

Firm commitment is required to provide much-needed accessible housing

Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

Consumer regulations in perspective

24/09/2014

Lessons can be learnt from the Homes and Communities Agency’s latest review of how it regulates consumer standards, says Dean Underwood

Scotland will vote on their independence

Scottish referendum live blog Video

18/09/2014

The Scottish voters have spoken. So what comes next? Follow our live blog today to get the housing sector’s reaction to the result.

Partner, Clarke Willmott

A matter of weight

12/09/2014

A court decision could bring new rights for obese housing professionals

Chair, HCA regulation comittee

On top of my to-do list

12/09/2014

Julian Ashby is braced for the challenges of regulatory overhaul

More opinion

For use in Inside Housing, 3 October 2014

Landlords' bedroom tax prep

01/10/2014 | By Gene Robertson , Jess McCabe

The members of our welfare reform focus group are preparing for the next round of welfare changes: universal credit. Jess McCabe and Gene Robertson find out how they are coping.

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