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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Councils scale back regulation


Vulnerable people in supported housing could see the safety and quality of their services slip after councils scaled back regulation, an Inside Housing investigation has found.

Scotland will vote on their independence

What's on in the housing sector this week - 15-19 Sept


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 September

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Government to introduce a minimum space standard for new homes


The government plans to introduce a cross tenure minimum space standard for new homes as part of a series of measures intended to save councils and house builders £114m a year.


ICO warns social landlords over data protection


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has told the social housing sector to ‘mend its ways’ before a new law on data protection comes into force later this year, or face prosecution.


Call for power to force entry for gas checks


Home Group and the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) are launching a campaign calling for housing associations to be allowed to force entry to homes that are overdue for gas safety checks.

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Wales loses housing minister role from cabinet


In a cabinet reshuffle today, Lesley Griffiths took on responsibility for housing from Carl Sargeant, with a ministerial title of communities and tacking poverty.

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Housing minister moved in Welsh reshuffle


Carl Sargeant, housing and regeneration minister for Wales, has been moved in a cabinet reshuffle to become minister for natural resources, it has been announced today.

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Editor, Inside Housing

A fine chance of change


When a Lib Dem MP chose to use his private members’ bill to go to battle on the bedroom tax, few anticipated he would succeed

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On top of my to-do list


Julian Ashby is braced for the challenges of regulatory overhaul

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A matter of weight


A court decision could bring new rights for obese housing professionals


Coming of age?


Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees

Chief executive, CIH

Brave new world for housing


A concerted and combined effort could change the face of housing in the UK, argues Grainia Long

Head of regulatory and governance, Croftons Solicitors

Think before merging


Mergers can work - but planning is everything, says Jo Savage

Editor, Inside Housing

Speaking to be heard


Associations have long expressed concerns about the impact of universal credit on vulnerable tenants…

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My time as an Undercover Boss


Bims Alalade wanted to know about what happens at the grassroots level of YMCA. So she went undercover with Channel 4 to find out.

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Bedroom tax bill would 'create more administration for social landlords'

11/09/2014 | By Carl Brown

A proposed bill to exempt hundreds of thousands of households from the bedroom tax would lead to legal challenges, appeals and more administration costs for social landlords, sector experts have warned.

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