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Briefings

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20 March 2014

Budget 2014 - Implications for housing providers

Network briefing by Ian Parker

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21 November 2013

HBnews - November 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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03 October 2013

Small housing associations: mergers and acquisitions

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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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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05 September 2013

Customer satisfaction, performance management and smaller housing associations

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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16 August 2013

HBnews - August 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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11 July 2013

Partnership working for smaller landlords

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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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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06 June 2013

Welfare reform and housing: the HQN survey - part two

Network briefing by Lydia Dlaboha

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16 May 2013

Universal Credit – service charges

Network briefing by Ian Parker

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09 May 2013

Right to Buy: Back in fashion?

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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25 April 2013

Universal Credit

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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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 February 2013

HBnews - February 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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31 January 2013

Welfare reform and housing: the HQN survey

Network briefing by Chloe Fletcher

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13 December 2012

The benefit cap

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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15 November 2012

HBnews - November 2012 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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25 October 2012

Regeneration and housing: ways forward in difficult times

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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11 October 2012

Housing Benefit changes: the impact on landlords

Network briefing by Doug Edmonds

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12 July 2012

Service delivery in the new era: what next for ALMOs and local authority companies?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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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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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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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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09 December 2011

Self-financing for councils: update on stock issues

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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06 December 2011

Autumn Statement

Network briefing by Steve Wood

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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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09 August 2011

VfM and serious detriment

Network briefing by Steve Wood

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24 May 2011

Self-financing council housing made simple

Network briefing by Neil McDonald

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03 February 2011

The last lap: latest announcements around Housing Revenue Account (HRA) reform

Complimentary hf:expert briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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20 January 2011

Are balances the answer to councils' cash shortages?

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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17 December 2010

Your questions answered - finance

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt and Steve Wood

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26 October 2010

Reviewing expenditure in a climate of austerity - the questions you need to ask before making significant budget decisions

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt and Kate Murray

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25 October 2010

HRA reform - update following the Comprehensive Spending Review

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22 October 2010

Spending Review 2010 - what it means for housing

Network briefing by Alistair McIntosh, Kate Murray and Steve Wood

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15 July 2010

The impact of spending cuts on housing - update

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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25 June 2010

The emergency budget

Network briefing by Steve Wood

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10 June 2010

The impact of spending cuts on housing

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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07 June 2010

New government - new rules: the hitchhiker's guide to the coalition's housing policies

This briefing by Alistair McIntosh explains exactly where the coalition is coming from on all the major issues. Don't get caught off guard - read it

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01 April 2010

Housing associations and the recession

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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01 April 2010

An offer you can't refuse? Further analysis

hf:expert briefing by Robin Tebbutt, HQN's Executive Director (Finance)

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26 March 2010

hf:expert briefing on self financing HRA Prospectus

An offer you can't refuse? hf:expert briefing by Robin Tebbutt, HQN's Executive Director (Finance)

News

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12 June 2012

Local Government Financial Statistics England No.22 2012

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15 May 2012

Managing risk essential for housing associations’

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15 May 2012

National Assembly committee highlights the three ‘C’s for better public procurement

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04 April 2012

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

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24 March 2012

2011 Global Accounts of housing providers

Published by the TSA

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22 March 2012

Budget 2012

Published by HM Treasury

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30 January 2012

Over 150 councils already pledging to freeze or cut council tax

Last year's freeze saved households an estimated £72 on a Band D bill

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06 January 2012

Welsh Government consultation: options to replace the social fund community care grants and crisis loans for living expenses

Comments sought by 30 March 2012

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05 January 2012

HCA announces Traveller pitch funding allocations to 2015

33 housing associations, local authorities and other providers are set to deliver around 600 new Traveller pitches

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19 December 2011

The Local Government Finance Bill

DCLG statement

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16 December 2011

DCLG consultation response: localising support for council tax in England

Outlines the plans for enabling local authorities to introduce localised schemes in England from 2013-14

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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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08 December 2011

New powers for public to stop council tax rises this year

'Local tax lock' allows people a vote to stop council tax going up if their local authority refuses to freeze bills

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01 December 2011

Limit on the management element of the LSE service charge for 2012-13

From 1 April 2012, the basic limit will be £382. The limit enhanced for VAT, where applicable, will be £437

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25 November 2011

Affordable rent model: commons library standard note

An overview of the government’s affordable rent model and summary of key associated issues

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21 November 2011

DCLG consultation: the Housing Revenue Account self-financing determinations

Comments sought by 6 January 2012

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17 November 2011

Tough times – Councils’ responses to a challenging financial climate

Audit Commission analysis

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02 November 2011

Government sets out its offer on public service pensions

Anyone within ten years of their pension age on 1 April 2012 will be protected from changes

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01 November 2011

Affordable Homes Programme – 50 agreements have now been completed

This brings the total value of contracts signed to date to over £700m

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31 October 2011

Technical reforms of council tax: consultation

Comments sought by 29 December 2011

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14 October 2011

More tough choices ahead for Welsh public sector

Welsh Government Picture of Public Services 2011 report

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11 October 2011

Consultation: changes to local government capital finance system

Responses sought by 22 November 2011

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07 October 2011

Local Government Pension Scheme: consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates and changes to scheme accrual rates

Submit intent to respond by 28 October, costed options by 25 November and final responses sought by 6 January 2012

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04 October 2011

Welsh Government’s spending plans for the next three years

Finance Minister announces a budget for growth and jobs

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03 October 2011

Care Quality Commission consultation: regulatory fees scheme consultation

Comments sought by 28 December 2011

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29 September 2011

Quarterly revenue outturn for local authorities in England: quarter 1 2011-12

Outturn data for LAs in England and comparison to revenue account data for the same financial year

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27 September 2011

Local authority housing income and expenditure in Scotland: 1997-98 to 2011-12

Key trends in local authority housing income and expenditure in Scotland

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23 September 2011

Councils submit pension reform proposal to Secretary of State

Proposals on how the required 3.2% savings on LGPS can be achieved

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19 September 2011

Reduction in the Public Works Loan Board interest rate for borrowing for self-financing

The interest rate offered to LAs by the PWLB will be temporarily reduced from January 2012, allowing councils to reinvest millions in housing

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12 September 2011

Changes to Jobcentre Plus and the Pension, Disability and Carers Service

Jobcentre Plus and the Pension, Disability and Carers Service will be brought under the leadership of a single chief operating officer

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08 September 2011

Local authority capital expenditure and receipts, England: 2010-11 2nd provisional outturn

Capital expenditure by local authorities in England rose to £23.1 billion in 2010-11, a year-on-year increase of 8%

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25 August 2011

Audit Scotland report: Scotland’s public finances – addressing the challenges

Public sector bodies need to have clear priorities, and plan their budgets and workforces to deliver them

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05 August 2011

Capital Assets Pathfinders: first public property map - councils could save billions

A 'demo' map locates over 180,000 assets owned by almost 600 public sector bodies, including 87 councils

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05 August 2011

More on Capital Assets Pathfinders

View the video or download the transcript here

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28 July 2011

Self-financing: detailed information to achieve successful transition to self-financing

Full HQN member briefing to follow soon

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14 July 2011

HCA announces successful bidders for £1.8bn affordable homes funding

View further details on the programme and the bidders

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06 July 2011

Welsh Government: RSL 30-year financial forecasts 2011

Submissions by 31 July 2011 – download the guidance and templates

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04 July 2011

Scottish Housing Regulator: Loan Portfolio Return 2011

The 2011 Loan Portfolio system is now available and will close at the end of September 2011

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20 June 2011

Scottish Housing Regulator Five Year Financial Projections 2011

The 2011 Five Year Financial Projection (FYFP) system is now available and will close at the end of September 2011

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14 June 2011

HCA exceeds its end-of-year homes targets by 65%

57,605 housing starts, 49,361 for affordable homes, 35,690 for social rent

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14 June 2011

Local Services Support Grant

Download the revised LSSG allocations. Updated June 2011

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14 June 2011

Leasehold valuation limits: DCLG consultation

Comments sought by 12 September 2011

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14 June 2011

£535,000 residential training programme announced by Grant Shapps

Plans to give tenants greater support to hold their landlords to account

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27 May 2011

Enterprise Zones: application form and guidance May 2011

Applications due by 30 June 2011