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How social housing is regulated

HQN specialist networks: NeighbourhoodNet and Residents' Network

 

Briefings

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27 February 2014

Community engagement – are we making a difference?

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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06 February 2014

Audit committees a key role in governance

Network briefing by Simon Wilson

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16 January 2014

Housing Law update 5: Scotland and Wales - Tim Horsley

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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13 December 2013

The Top 50 Landlords - K Murray

Network briefing by Kate Murray

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12 September 2013

Governance and finance in Scotland: issues from the regulator

Network briefing by Carolyn Hirst

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22 August 2013

Equality and diversity – some lessons from Wales

Network briefing by Joanna Jeffery and Richard Seager

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08 August 2013

HQN annual conference: getting the best from the private rented sector

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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05 August 2013

Guide to scrutiny

HQN's definitive guide to scrutiny

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04 July 2013

The spending review and related announcements

Network briefing by Alistair McIntosh, Janis Bright and Ian Parker

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13 June 2013

Preview: the government spending round

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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11 April 2013

Housing demand and supply: are we building enough homes?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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21 March 2013

The private rented sector: how effectively is it regulated?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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14 March 2013

Youth justice: the systems in Scotland, England and Wales

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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07 March 2013

Left hand, right hand: housing regulation cultures in England and Scotland

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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28 February 2013

Transparency and freedom of information for housing associations

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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07 February 2013

The 2011 Census and the social housing sector

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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17 January 2013

A housing practitioner’s guide to the draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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28 November 2012

Summary: housing law update

Network summary by Tim Horsley

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28 November 2012

Housing law update

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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05 October 2012

Montague Review: Barriers to institutional investment in the private rented sector

Network briefing by Tim Brown

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27 September 2012

Does it all add up? Official data on housing services in the New Era

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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30 August 2012

The Right to Transfer, the Right to Manage and the Right to Buy

Network briefing by Helen Muir

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23 August 2012

Commissioning for social value: what the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 means in practice

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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16 August 2012

Scottish Social Housing Charter indicators

Network briefing by Anna Evans

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09 August 2012

So what does the regulator require, and when?

Network briefing by John Wheeldon

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02 August 2012

From umpires to line judges – the role of tenants in keeping landlords to the rules

Network briefing by Sue Farrant

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28 June 2012

Mobility in social housing – a briefing for strategic housing authorities and all social landlords

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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14 June 2012

The Bribery Act 2010 – its impact on housing organisations

Network briefing by Russell Caller

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07 June 2012

Regulating the standards: How the Social Housing Regulator will regulate in practice

Network briefing by John Wheeldon

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24 May 2012

Allocation of housing: meeting the demands of the Localism Act and the new Code of Guidance

Network briefing by Suzanne McBride

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10 May 2012

Regulation under the new regime for England: an HQN survey

Network briefing by Janis Bright and Alistair McIntosh

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10 May 2012

The Welfare Reform Act - are you ready?

Complimentary RIEN briefing by Rob Emery

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04 May 2012

HBnews - May 2012 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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27 April 2012

What should we be learning from Ombudsman reports?

Network briefing by Robert Brewer

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19 April 2012

All change! An evaluation of the new frameworks for regulating social housing in England and Scotland

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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05 April 2012

Focusing on early intervention of families

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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29 March 2012

The comprehensive guide to the Welfare Reform Act 2012

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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22 March 2012

Housing and the Budget

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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15 March 2012

Development for registered providers - some current issues

Network briefing by Peter Atkinson

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08 March 2012

Tenancy fraud: should it be a criminal offence?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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01 March 2012

Social tenants and landlords: the Coalition's approach

Network briefing by Martin Wheatley

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16 February 2012

Women on boards

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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01 February 2012

Resident involvement in social housing in the UK and Europe: research and good practice

Briefing by Janis Bright

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26 January 2012

Housing inspection: the next steps

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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19 January 2012

The return of Right to Buy

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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12 January 2012

Council self-financing and stock transfer: the housing association perspective

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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06 January 2012

Riots, gangs and violence and the role of housing providers

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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06 December 2011

Autumn Statement

Network briefing by Steve Wood

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01 December 2011

Complaints handling in Scotland

Network briefing by Helen Barclay

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24 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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22 November 2011

An overview of the Localism Act 2011

Network briefing by Sue Farrant

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20 October 2011

Serious detriment in landlord and community services

Network briefing by Tim Horsley, Mike Jones and John Wheeldon

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13 October 2011

Eviction powers for anti-social behaviour - the government’s consultation

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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16 September 2011

Implementing social housing reform; consultation on the government's proposals to change the TSA standards

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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17 August 2011

Annual reports – let’s get it right

Network briefing by Damian Roche

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02 August 2011

Democratic filter or bureaucratic blockage? The proposed changes to the complaints system

Network briefing by Sue Farrant

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15 July 2011

The new regulatory regime: tenant scrutiny and serious detriment

Network briefing by Kate Murray

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28 June 2011

RSL regulation plans in Scotland – a review

Network briefing

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26 May 2011

A new Scotland?

Network briefing by Anna Evans

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16 June 2010

Going local - landlords and tenants working together to raise standards

TSA report written by HQN

News

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04 June 2013

Protecting social housing assets in a more diverse sector

HQN comments on HCA discussion paper

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11 April 2013

Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published How We Regulate: A guide for tenants and service users

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17 December 2012

Changes to SHR regulation plans

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27 November 2012

Scottish Government publishes revised guidance on the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS)

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04 April 2012

Consultation on reforms to the real estate investment trust (REIT) regime

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04 April 2012

SHR publishes RSL regulation plans

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03 April 2012

Strong Boards are key says Regulator

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02 April 2012

Local authority model complaints handling procedure

Published by the Scottish public services ombudsman

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27 March 2012

Localism Act: Neighbourhood Plans and Community Right To Build - Impact Asessment

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27 March 2012

Scottish Housing Regulator publishes its annual Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) Progress Update Report

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published its annual analysis of social landlords’ progress towards achieving the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS)

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21 March 2012

Tenant Panels: Options for Accountability

Delivering the best housing services requires effective Tenant Panels

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16 March 2012

Housing associations respond to current economic climate with a responsible approach

Press release from the TSA

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25 January 2012

Bringing empty homes back into use: application guidance for community and voluntary groups

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23 January 2012

Meeting local housing demand – a guide for elected members

HCA and LGA publication argues that councils are central to tackling the housing crisis

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04 January 2012

Grant Shapps: next phase of local public audit

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04 January 2012

Consultation response: future of local public audit

Proposals for the new arrangements for audit of local public bodies

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22 December 2011

DCLG consultation: reinvigorating Right to Buy and one for one replacement

Comments sought by 2 February 2012

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21 December 2011

First-ever fund will offer £20million support for single homeless people

The funding is additional to the existing Preventing Homelessness Grant and will be made available in the New Year

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14 December 2011

Government under-occupancy plans defeated in Lords

Peers voted 258 votes to 190 in favour of amendment 12 to the Welfare Reform Bill

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13 December 2011

TSA consultation: the proposed revised accounting direction for social housing in England from April 2012

Comments sought by 6 March 2012

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13 December 2011

Consultation: revised London Housing Strategy

Comments sought by 6 March 2012

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05 December 2011

Joint HCA and TSA consultation: future equality objectives

Responses sought by 24 February 2012

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02 December 2011

Structural reform plans

View the latest (November 2011) updates

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21 November 2011

TSA consultation: statutory consultation on revisions to the regulatory framework

Comments sought by 10 February 2012

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21 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

New strategy to deliver homes and strengthen the economy

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16 November 2011

Localism Bill receives Royal Assent

DCLG statement

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15 November 2011

A plain English guide to the Localism Act – update

DCLG overview document

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04 November 2011

HCA recruits for Regulatory Committee

Six independent board members required – closing date is Monday 5 December 2011

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31 October 2011

Technical reforms of council tax: consultation

Comments sought by 29 December 2011

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27 October 2011

TSA: progress on implementing the Localism Bill and regulation activity update

View Claer Lloyd-Jones’ latest letter to social housing providers

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12 October 2011

TSA response to consultation on 2012 data requirements for the regulation of private registered providers

These data requirements will apply from April 2012

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07 October 2011

NIHE publication: rural matters

Rural housing unfitness has decreased from 26% in 1974 to 4% in 2009

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06 October 2011

Auditor General for Scotland announces retirement

Robert Black will stay in his post until his successor is appointed (likely to be Spring 2012)

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23 September 2011

Government response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's Report: Localism

Command Paper containing formal response to report on Localism

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19 September 2011

Care Quality Commission consultation: judgement framework and enforcement policy consultation

Comments sought by 9 December 2011

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15 September 2011

The Audit Commission – appointment of new commissioners

Disbandment presses ahead, with Robert Light joining Stephen Houghton and Sir David Williams on the board

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08 August 2011

WLGA response: new policy for social housing rents

The WLGA broadly welcomes the development of a consistent rent policy for social housing in Wales

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01 August 2011

Social Housing Charter consultation

Scotland's charter is taking shape – comments sought by 1 November 2011

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29 July 2011

TSA report: local offer trailblazers – from planning to practice

Looks at how the trailblazers have moved from discussion, and agreement of offers to their operation

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21 July 2011

TSA confirmation: no need to routinely send a copy of 2011 annual report

View Claer Lloyd-Jones’ letter to social housing providers

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15 July 2011

Evaluation of the impact and operation of landlord registration in Scotland

Private rented sector research: assesses the impact of landlord registration on the standards of service

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07 July 2011

DCLG consultation: directions to the social housing regulator

Comments sought by 29 September 2011

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07 July 2011

DCLG select Committee on Audit and inspection of local authorities

States that the commission should remain a major player in the public audit sector

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01 July 2011

Response to the DCLG ‘Future of local public audit’ consultation

Summary or detailed consultation response available for download

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30 June 2011

Review of statutory duties placed on local government

Download the list (revised 30 June 2011) and summary review paper

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29 June 2011

TSA consultation: 2012 data requirements for the regulation of private registered providers

Comments sought by Friday 29 July 2011

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28 June 2011

TSA announces new approach to social housing inspection

This document describes the arrangements the TSA will use for commissioning inspections from 1 July 2011

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24 June 2011

Scottish Housing Regulator - Constitutional Changes: application form and advice note

RSLs should complete this when applying to the SHR for in principle approval for any constitutional changes

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01 June 2011

TSA issues latest regulatory judgements

Reports on ten registered providers