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Mark | Monday, 08 Aug 2022 – 14:54

Government cost of living support ‘will fall at least £1,600 short’ in helping families

A new report concludes that the current flat-rate payments offered by the government will fall “at least £1,600 short” of making up for recent changes to living costs and benefits faced by a couple with two children. The report, written … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 08 Aug 2022 – 9:40

51% of adults ‘using less gas and electricity in their home’ due to cost of living crisis

A new Office for National Statistics survey has found that around 24 million people in Great Britain were reducing energy use in their home between March and June 2022, and around 16 million cut back on food and essentials. Around … Read more

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Kim Long | Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022 – 14:25

UK government guide communicating help for households and cost of living payments

Government has created an at a glance guide to supporting your residents with UK government cost of living payments, you can find it here: Cost of Living Stakeholder Toolkit – July 2022 Also, don’t miss the Rent Income Excellence network conference … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 01 Aug 2022 – 15:21

Energy Bills Support Scheme details released

The government has set out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme. The £400 discount, administered by energy suppliers, will be paid to consumers over six months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 21 Jul 2022 – 13:10

8.2 million households could be in fuel poverty in October

National Energy Action is predicting that 8.2 million UK households will be in fuel poverty, if bills increase by 60%. That amounts to one in three households. Energy experts Cornwall Insight predicted that when the price cap rises in October, … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 – 9:48

Regulator finds Yorkshire-based housing association in breach of Rent Standard

The Regulator of Social Housing has concluded that Incommunities has breached the Rent Standard. Following a self-referral, RSH found that Incommunities had set rents incorrectly for hundreds of tenants. The housing association had wrongly classified some of its homes as supported housing. … Read more

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Jon Land | Monday, 04 Jul 2022 – 15:00

The HQN rent compliance conference 2022

We are pleased to announce that HQN’s annual rent compliance conference takes place on Thursday, 8th September. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Setting rents in a cost-of-living crisis’ and we are delighted to confirm that the Regulator of … Read more

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 12:32

@housing2022 – Doug Sarney, Director, MRI

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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 6:50

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Jon Land | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 – 13:11

Notes from the Rent Compliance Forum (April 2022)

The notes from the first Rent Compliance Forum we held in April have now been published: shorturl.at/qvHIP Places are available for the next forum, which takes place on 19th July from 2pm to 5pm. You can book here: https://hqnetwork.co.uk/events/rent-compliance-forum-learning-lessons-and-sharing-best-practice-2/

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Jon Land | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 – 16:06

Rent compliance forum – send us your questions

Just a reminder that the next HQN Rent Compliance Forum takes place on Tuesday, 19th July from 2pm to 5pm. For our second virtual forum, we will discuss and understand the impact of the 2022/23 rent increase on tenants and … Read more

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Jon Land | Friday, 10 Jun 2022 – 12:21

Worries about the rising costs of living, Great Britain: April to May 2022 – ONS

The ONS has published its latest research into the impact of the rising cost of living in Great Britain. Here are some of the main findings: Around three in four adults (77%) reported feeling very or somewhat worried about the … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021 – 10:59

Hyde launches free Universal Credit support tool

The Hyde Group has unveiled its new Universal Credit Helper, which will help those applying for Universal Credit for the first time. The online tool is being made available for free to organisations wanting to use it as part of their advice … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 29 Oct 2021 – 13:35

Government announces £66m fund to support rough sleepers over winter

Government has announced a new £66m fund to help rough sleepers “into safe and warm accommodation and treatment services for drug and alcohol dependency this winter”. More than 60 councils have been allocated a share of the up to £52m … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021 – 14:00

Budget: Sunak announces new universal credit taper rate of 55p

The Chancellor has announced that the universal credit taper rate will be reduced from 63p to 55p. Calling it a “hidden tax on work”, Rishi Sunak said the policy would be “introduced within weeks, no later than 1st December”. Hinted at … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021 – 13:49

Latest Regulator statistics show rising rents and decreasing social rent homes

The Regulator of Social Housing has released its annual social housing sector stock and rents statistics, showing an increase in rents and a reduction in the number of social rented homes. Returns from all registered providers of social housing show … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 25 Oct 2021 – 13:41

Health and quality of life ‘more important than jobs and income’ in levelling up

More people ranked health and wellbeing, and quality of life as the most important areas for the Government to focus on in its levelling up agenda than jobs, economic productivity and income – in a recent YouGov poll, commissioned by housing association Karbon Homes. Twenty-two per … Read more

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Mark | Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 – 13:36

Government unveils £65m fund to help ‘vulnerable renters’ with arrears

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has set out a £65m fund to help those who are struggling with rent arrears in England. The £65m fund has been welcomed but both landlords and renters groups have called for … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 21 Oct 2021 – 13:11

3.8 million low income households in arrears with household bills

A large-scale study of households on low incomes has revealed “the extent of the debt crisis hanging over the UK’s poorest families” as the country “braces to weather a cost-of-living crisis”. The analysis by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) looks … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 18 Oct 2021 – 12:34

One in five residents struggling to pay back money needed for essentials

The Peabody Community Foundation has published its annual report for 2020/21. Peabody’s latest Index has found that one in three (34%) of working residents earn below the London Living Wage with low pay, job loss and fewer working hours reducing the incomes of … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 15 Oct 2021 – 11:40

Opinion: Challenging poverty starts with changing the way we talk with tenants

By Clare Budden, Chief Executive, ClwydAlyn As landlords we face a multitude of challenges in our communities every day. Our teams deal with people facing homelessness, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour. We are there for them when ill health makes them … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 – 11:00

New research highlights ‘shameful’ racial disparities in housing system

Welfare and immigration policies are “contributing to sharply unequal access to affordable housing among BAME communities,” a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says. Key findings include: A quarter of BAME workers, excluding Indian workers*, are paying housing costs that are unaffordable (25%), compared with 10% of White workers. … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Friday, 10 Sep 2021 – 16:00

Retrofit service to train 3,500 builders from Greater Manchester in green skills by 2026

A retrofit service that helps people in Greater Manchester to eco-refurbish their homes is planning to train 3,500 builders, joiners, electricians and plumbers in green skills over the next five years with money raised via a £550,000 community share offer. … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Friday, 10 Sep 2021 – 12:00

Universal Credit cuts likely to ‘lead to poorer mental health and wellbeing’

The Health Foundation has warned that a planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit, due at the beginning of October, is likely to lead to poorer mental health and wellbeing for thousands of families. And they further … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 02 Sep 2021 – 16:00

100 organisations call on Government not to go ahead with Universal Credit cuts

100 organisations across the UK have joined together in urging the Government not to go ahead with the planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit. Organisations from across various sectors, including housing, have come together to attempt … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 16 Aug 2021 – 16:00

New statistics show over 1,500 evictions took place in the last quarter

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show 1,516 evictions took place in England and Wales between April and June. The evictions ban in England only formally ended on 31 May, but landlords could have sought possession orders if there was a … Read more

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Natasha Thompson | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2021 – 13:00

Government must ‘continue increased investment in homelessness’ to avoid post-pandemic surge

If the Government is to deliver its manifesto pledge of ending rough sleeping by 2024 it “must continue the principles and funding of the ‘Everyone In’ initiative or face a post-pandemic surge in the number of people sleeping on the … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 05 May 2021 – 9:44

Opinion: What if an EEA National doesn’t apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in time?

By Glenys Harriman, Housing Systems Any eligible EEA National who has not applied to the EUSS by the deadline will be unlawfully present in the UK and therefore unable to continue to live, work and claim/continue to claim benefits. Benefits … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 08 Mar 2021 – 9:01

Opinion: Making income collection work remotely

By Richard Bampton, Head of Income at A2Dominion So, Boris has now announced the dates when we can begin (hopefully) to get back to some sort of normality. It’s beginning to start internal conversations on what our post-June 2021 workplace … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 05 Jul 2022 – 16:22

‘Shocking gap in policy’ over energy efficiency in homes

A new report by the Climate Change Committee has found that “current strategy will not deliver Net Zero” and has called for radical changes. The Progress Report by the independent committee has also found major failures in delivery programmes towards the … Read more

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