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.

Labour Party MP

Lyons' proposals will 'cost too much', experts warn


A recommendation from a Labour-commissioned review that ‘affordable’ rents reflect local incomes will be too costly and difficult for councils to achieve, experts have warned.

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Regulation of Northern Ireland's social landlords to become less 'intrusive'


A loosening of the regulatory burden for housing associations in Northern Ireland may be in place by next year with an independent regulator a possibility for the longer term, the social development minister announced today.


EXCLUSIVE: Two G15 landlords enter merger talks


Two G15 landlords are in merger talks over a deal which would create a new 40,000-home landlord in London.

Money, surplus, annual results, financial, finance, accounts

Troubled landlord set for imminent merger


A deal under which troubled landlord Venture Housing Association will be folded into One Vision Housing (OVH) is expected to be concluded within weeks.

Lord Freud

Campaign group calls for Lord Freud's resignation


The Learning Disability Alliance England has issued 10 reasons why Lord David Freud should resign following his comments about disabled people ‘not being worth’ the living wage.

Works & pensions secretary

Universal credit in place by 2018, says Iain Duncan Smith


The last welfare benefit claimants will be moved onto universal credit by 2018, Iain Duncan Smith has forecast.


Housing association U-turn on controversial board pay policy


A housing association criticised for excessive board remuneration has slashed the salary of its chair by nearly half.

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Carl Brown

Time for common sense on gas safety


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

Mayor of Liverpool

Cities can deliver solutions


Let’s devolve powers to our 10 core cities and bring brownfield sites to life

Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

The right to freedom


Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

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Re-engineering regulation


As regulation is overhauled, providers need to be ready for change too, says Julian Ashby


Disabled rights


The councillor whose disabled employment question to Lord Freud unleashed a torrent of criticism on the welfare minister writes us an exclusive blog

Minister for welfare reform

Reform fit for our time


Universal credit is being rolled out nationwide - and it is going to change lives, says Lord David Freud

Chair, Pellings

Price fixation can be costly


Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality


Failings exposed


Venture Housing Association was a little known name in the world of social housing up until this week.

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