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.

Rachel Reeves

Labour pledges to vote for bedroom tax changes

02/09/2014

Labour MPs are set to support proposed legislation that would water down the bedroom tax.

Housing association evictions increase

Evictions by housing associations surge 18.6%

02/09/2014

Evictions of housing association tenants in England increased 18.6% last year, suggesting landlords are toughening up their procedures in the midst of welfare reform.

Director of regulation, HCA

HCA calls for closure of 'non-profit' tax loophole

29/08/2014

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is to ask the government to change laws to prevent profit-making businesses setting up non-profit subsidiaries as housing associations for tax purposes.

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Scottish regulator admits potential tension with government

29/08/2014

Scottish ministers and the social housing regulator could in future be at odds on the subject of rent levels, a senior regulatory figure acknowledged yesterday.

Chief exceutive, Housing 21

Six-figure payout to ex-Housing & Care 21 chief executive

28/08/2014

A chief executive who departed a housing association after assuming responsibility for the loss of £30m in a bungled regeneration project has received a six-figure payout.

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Lib Dem MP attempts to water down bedroom tax

27/08/2014

A Liberal Democrat MP will attempt to water down the bedroom tax as part of an ‘affordable homes’ private members bill to be debated in parliament next week.

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Downgraded landlord has rating re-instated

27/08/2014

A housing association penalised for not publishing a value for money statement on time has had its maximum governance rating re-instated.

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Head of regulatory and governance, Croftons Solicitors

Think before merging

22/08/2014

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

Editor, Inside Housing

Speaking to be heard

15/08/2014

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

Bims Alade YMCA Undercover Boss

My time as an Undercover Boss

13/08/2014

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

Steve Stride

Leadership and diversity

11/08/2014

While the housing sector is diverse, this is not reflected in our leadership which remains too white, too old and too male, says Steve Stride

Editor, Inside Housing

Localism: an easy way out

08/08/2014

Soon after he was appointed in 2010, communities secretary Eric Pickles said his ‘priorities were localism, localism and localism’.

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Speak up about sleep-ins

08/08/2014

Take the opportunity to voice your opinions on the sleep-in wage, says Matthew Wort

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Landlords need legal 'wriggle room'

01/08/2014

The regulator must be careful when drawing up new rules, writes Carl Brown

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David Cameron plays a cabinet card trick

01/08/2014

Reshuffle has dealt bad hands to housing and human rights, says Ann O’Byrne

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Housing association evictions increase

Evictions by housing associations surge 18.6%

02/09/2014 | By Carl Brown

Evictions of housing association tenants in England increased 18.6% last year, suggesting landlords are toughening up their procedures in the midst of welfare reform.

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