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Briefings and guidance

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pdf Current With more people living longer than ever before, much recent publicity about ‘last time buyers’ in the market, and more emphasis on the supply of specialist accommodation, it is an appropriate time to look at the housing needs of older people specifically. File size: 210KB Published Date: 20/08/2015
pdf Current Now that the sector has had chance to take stock of the content of the Chancellor’s Budget Statement last Wednesday, and the subsequent announcements later in the week, here is a briefing drafted by Ian Parker of the Housing Finance Excellence Network for SEN members which focuses on the key issues for social housing practitioners. File size: 231KB Published Date: 15/07/2015
pdf Current In 2012, Futures Homescape took its first steps into the private rented sector by leasing properties from private owners to provide temporary housing to homeless individuals and families. Three years later, it is now beginning to develop its own portfolio of PRS properties. File size: 201KB Published Date: 09/06/2015
pdf Current This week’s briefing looks at the implications for HQN members. We review the manifesto commitments for housing, planning and welfare reform and their translation in to the Queen’s Speech. File size: 268KB Published Date: 28/05/2015
pdf Current The Department for Communities and Local Government has published statistics for lettings for April 2013 to March 2014, including information on affordable rents and flexible tenancies. File size: 387KB Published Date: 18/05/2015
pdf Current This new briefing looks at the latest issues within allocations and lettings and sets out the current state of play. It also identifies sources of ideas for further innovation. File size: 213KB Published Date: 16/03/2015
pdf Current This new briefing for SEN members looks at the principles and specific measures set out in the Elphicke-House Review into the review of the role of local authorities in boosting housing supply and how they will impact on landlords. File size: 286KB Published Date: 17/02/2015
pdf Current At a time of ever-decreasing government grant funding for affordable housing development and an enormous shortage of housing of all descriptions, affordable housing providers are considering a wide variety of financing and development options to ensure they can meet the housing needs of their communities. File size: 212KB Published Date: 10/11/2014
pdf Current There has never been a more important time for housing providers to get to know their customers better through the gathering of data. Management data is critical to today’s housing sector. But are you making the most of it? File size: 176KB Published Date: 14/10/2014
pdf Current The government’s Infrastructure Bill has significant implications for housing. This latest briefing from Adrian Waite sets out the key issues and how the Bill aims to address these. File size: 283KB Published Date: 30/09/2014
pdf Current During a time of ever-decreasing government grant funding for affordable housing development and an enormous shortage of housing of all descriptions, affordable housing providers are considering a wide variety of financing and development options to ensure they can meet the housing needs of their communities. File size: 185KB Published Date: 16/09/2014
pdf Current This new briefing from the Strategic Excellence Network updates the Housing Quality Network’s 2012 briefing Focusing on early intervention for families by looking in detail at how well the programme is being delivered. File size: 417KB Published Date: 05/08/2014
pdf Current With twice as many people renting privately than there were a decade ago, the private rented sector (PRS) now has more than four million homes. The sector is bigger than the social rented sector across England as a whole, and in seven out of the nine English regions. File size: 251KB Published Date: 03/06/2014
pdf Current This latest Network briefing looks at the ‘why, what, and how’ - essential reading for anyone embarking on this journey. File size: 195KB Published Date: 27/03/2014
pdf Current As the Financial Reporting Council produces new guidance for financial auditors of housing providers’ businesses, this wider briefing explores the role of the Audit Committee in the current environment and looks at how effective they are, given the extent of the risks and challenges faced by housing providers. File size: 205KB Published Date: 06/02/2014
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