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


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


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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


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


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


Devo minimum for the housing sector


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


The benefits sprint


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


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


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


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

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