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The latest from HQN — articles for May 2018
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).
In response to member requests, we’re pleased to announce to launch of The Housing Management Network's brand new ‘Estates services procurement club’.
A brief analysis of the maintenance and major repairs CPUs based upon the Regulator’s consolidated dataset.
The final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, commissioned after the Grenfell Tower fire, has been published today.
Shadow Housing Minister Melanie Onn has been confirmed as a key note speaker at the HQN annual conference in July.
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.
Many congratulations to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing who have recently been accredited for their DLO, demonstrating a consistently excellent service.
Last week saw The Residents’ Network hold its 'Digital dilemma' event. The day was intended to highlight the benefits and pitfalls to going digital.
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.
That’s what I think about board papers. The sheer length of them guarantees bad governance. That Andrex puppy would have a field day with agendas that run into hundreds of pages. Why does this never get challenged?