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

@housing2022 – Doug Sarney, Director, MRI

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Mark | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 9:43

Regulator finds housing association in breach of Rent Standard

The Regulator of Social Housing concluded that Your Housing Group has breached the Rent Standard. Following a self-referral, RSH found that Your Housing Group had set rents incorrectly. The housing association group “did not apply the 1% rent reduction properly to … Read more

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

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Mark | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 – 16:31

Regulator warns of ‘extremely difficult’ rent setting decision

The Regulator of Social Housing CEO Fiona MacGregor has warned that housing providers face an “extremely difficult” decision on rent setting for next year, and urged them not to wait for government intervention. With rents linked to inflation, there’s a … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 – 10:41

CIH calls for government to take action on social security

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) CEO, Gavin Smart, has used his keynote speech to call on government to do more on the cost of living crisis. Smart said that if the benefit cap is not increased or removed completely … Read more

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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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Mark | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 – 8:28

Government details cost of living payment plans

Cost of living

The government has unveiled how it plans to support people through the cost of living crisis, after the announcement a few weeks ago from Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The first instalment of the £650 for qualifying low income households in England, … 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, 08 Jun 2022 – 0:01

Social Housing Regulation Bill formally introduced to parliament

The Government will introduce the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill into parliament today, following on from its inclusion in the Queen’s Speech. Failing social housing landlords could “face unlimited fines and Ofsted-style inspections” under the new plans, and the Regulator of Social Housing will … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 31 May 2022 – 16:08

Housing legal aid budget boosted by £10m

£10m of extra funding is being put into housing legal aid every year, as part of new government plans that will be introduced in the summer. Implementation will be in in spring 2023, once the Legal Aid Agency’s contractual tender … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 26 May 2022 – 12:33

Chancellor announces cost of living crisis help

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures for low-income households to help with the cost of living crisis. The measures including a new, one-off £650 payment to more than eight million low-income households on Universal Credit, Tax Credits, … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 24 May 2022 – 9:21

10 million English families face fuel stress, warning

Raising the energy price cap to around £2,800 in October could lead to 9.6 million families across England falling into fuel stress this winter, the Resolution Foundation has warned. Following news that the chief executive of Ofgem has written to … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 24 May 2022 – 9:19

Holding onto Home: Tenancy sustainment in social housing

Tuesday, 7 June (10.30am to 11.15am) Are you interested in helping to set up, or being part of, a Tenant Steering Group which will oversee new research on sustaining social housing tenancies? Find out how to get involved at this introductory … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 19 May 2022 – 9:13

Housing associations report alarming increase in tenant fuel debt and energy rationing

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said its members have reported a worrying increase in tenant fuel debt and energy rationing in recent months. Tenants are experiencing increased financial hardship, and social landlords have seen a growing demand … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Tuesday, 17 May 2022 – 10:09

Housing’s Next Generation 2022: Top 20 announced

Back for its third year, our Housing’s Next Generation competition attracted entries from all over the sector, from housing associations and local authorities to supply chain partners and housing co-operatives. The judges looked at several criteria when shortlisting, including showing … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – 14:11

Allpay reveals results from annual household bills survey 2022

Findings from allpay’s household bills survey 2022 have outlined that for consecutive years, there is reduced consumer confidence in paying household bills, with the ongoing decline in Direct Debit uptake and a continuing need for cash across the social renters … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – 13:49

57% jump in the proportion of households cutting back on food or missing meals altogether

New data released by The Food Foundation shows a rapid 57% jump in the proportion of households cutting back on food or missing meals altogether in just three months. Food banks are reporting that users are increasingly requesting products that … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – 13:35

Housing figure Steve Douglas CBE has passed away

St Mungo’s has announced the sudden death of its CEO, Steve Douglas CBE. The organisation made the announcement with “deep shock and sadness” after he passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday morning, 8 May. The 57 year old leaves … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 – 9:20

Call for rent freeze to ease cost of living crisis

Renters struggling with rising energy bills should be protected from higher rents, Generation Rent argues as it calls for a ban on rent increases. With rents rising in the lettings market, the campaign is also calling for a pause on evictions … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 – 9:12

All benefit claimants to be moved over to Universal Credit by end of 2024

All benefit claimants will be moved over to Universal Credit by the end of 2024, with moves from legacy schemes resuming next month, the Department for Work and Pensions has announced. The restart follows a pause to the process during … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 – 9:03

Many social landlords ended pandemic with lower rent arrears after ‘overnight cultural and legal changes’

Many social landlords ended the pandemic with lower rent arrears than at the beginning after “overnight cultural and legal changes” transformed how they worked with tenants, a new report shows. ‘What happens when the rule book is taken away’, commissioned by PlaceShapers, whg and the National Housing Federation, looks at how social landlords responded to … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 14:33

Scottish Government warned: ‘Invest more in social housing or risk higher rents for more tenants’

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s A New Deal for Tenants – Draft Strategy consultation and said that, to deliver the strategy’s ambition of giving everyone access to an affordable tenancy, the government must ensure … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 14:07

Opinion: The cost of living crisis — mobilising the Can Do Sector

We can’t simply blame others for the cost of living crisis says Keith Edwards. It’s time for the Can Do Sector to step up . Let’s be clear. The biggest causes of poverty are out of our control. Huge energy … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 13:30

Private landlords brand benefit freeze ‘absurd’

Over half of private tenants relying on Universal Credit to pay their rent have a shortfall between the amount they receive and what they pay for their housing. Official data suggests that 56% of private renters relying on Universal Credit … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 10:36

Government to ‘name and shame’ failing social landlords

The government has announced that will begin to “name and shame” failing social housing providers, as part of major reforms to give residents a stronger voice and drive up standards. The move means social landlords providing sub-standard housing and services … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 24 Mar 2022 – 12:00

Spring Statement: 1.3 million people pushed into absolute poverty, warning

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised to support families through the cost-of-living crisis in yesterday’s Spring Statement – but absolute poverty is expected to rise by 1.3 million people next year, the Resolution Foundation (RF) has warned. According to RF, “faced with … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 24 Mar 2022 – 8:00

Spring Statement: UK housing sector reacts

Rishi Sunak yesterday delivered his Spring Statement, in the midst of soaring inflation and energy price rises. The Chancellor made heavy reference to the ongoing war in Ukraine, warning that situation is likely to worsen the state of the already … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 17 Mar 2022 – 11:00

Opinion: What do we mean by professionalism?

HQN Associate Emma Lindley teases out some questions for government about its recent announcement of a review, in this article first published in the March 2022 issue of Housing Quality Magazine. The recent announcement by the Department for Housing (I can’t … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022 – 14:39

HQN to support major research into social housing tenants’ ability to pay rent

Sheffield Hallam University has secured almost £300,000 in funding to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, welfare reforms and the rising cost of living on social housing tenants’ ability to pay their rent. The 27-month research project, which has … Read more

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