The latest from HQN — articles for May 2018

HQN Blog: Taylor Swift says go to the HQN Cymru Annual Summit

Do you have a blank space in your diary? Well here’s a good idea for Wednesday 13 June. Come to our event. It’s in Wales. Why is it there? That’s because Taylor Swift says it’s a “level above beautiful”. Catch her Biggest Weekend show on the I-Player to see how much she liked being there. And you can see this for yourself in real life. It’s worth coming along even if you don’t work in Wales (yet).

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HQN blog: Hobson's choice – Is the new Value for Money Standard a step forward or just a load of jargon?

I’ve got to say I like the new VfM Standard. Why is that? It’s because you have to show that decisions lead to optimal benefit. Now we could do without the phrase itself. It’s true that it sounds like something out of a self-help teach yourself business tape that you’d buy at the motorway services. But it is a much needed shift. Let me explain why.

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Housing Quality Network briefing – Universal Credit: challenges and experience among housing providers

Full service Universal Credit (UC) leaves a huge gap for housing providers to fill. Many landlords had already moved into benefits advice, income maximisation and employment initiatives as a response to the first wave of welfare reform, but that work is essential under UC.

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