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Parents in England fear children won’t afford roofs over their heads in future
01 Sep 14 - National Housing Federation | England
New research reveals that parents’ hopes for their sons and daughters’ futures are being clouded by fears they will never afford their own home, and a belief the main political parties aren’t doing enough to deal with the housing crisis.

English local government finance: issues and options - Commons Library Research Paper
01 Sep 14 - United Kingdom Parliament | England
Local government finance in England has experienced substantial changes since 2010. This paper examines the challenges that local authorities have faced from reductions in central government funding, and how they have responded to these.

Draft Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites in Wales guidance
01 Sep 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
The draft guidance seeks to assist local authorities to properly design Gypsy and Traveller sites. The consultation seeks the views of all stakeholders to ensure that the proposals are workable and desirable. Submit your comments by 21 November 2014.

Draft Undertaking Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments guidance
01 Sep 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
Local authorities are required to undertake Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessments to ensure that needs are properly assessed and planned for. The draft guidance sets out the proposed process of assessing these needs. Submit your comments by 21 November 2014.

More than a roof: how incentives can improve standards in the private rented sector
30 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing | England
What can we do to improve standards in the private rented sector? This CIH report with the Resolution Foundation investigates the use of incentives alongside more effective regulation.

Landlords need carrot as well as stick to improve the private rented sector
30 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing | England
Extra tax breaks should be offered to landlords who sign up for a national accreditation scheme to raise standards in the private rented sector, according to a new report.

Regulator launches new performance information for tenants
29 Aug 14 - Scottish Housing Regulator | Scotland
The Scottish Housing Regulator has released the first Landlord Reports for every Scottish social landlord. It has also made available a new national online comparison tool. This gives tenants and landlords a wider range of accessible performance information than ever before.

NHBC new home registrations show modest increase on last year
29 Aug 14 - National House-Builders Council | All
New figures released by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

House Price Index statistical report - July 2014 data
29 Aug 14 - Land Registry | England, Wales
The July data shows an average house price in England & Wales of £175,653, compared with a peak of £181, 442 in November 2007. London experienced the highest annual increase in property value with a movement of 19.3 per cent. The North East saw the lowest annual price growth of 2.0 per cent.

Wales Credit Unions membership boost welcomed by Minister
29 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
Over 2,500 people have joined Credit Unions in Wales following a marketing campaign led by the North Wales Credit Union this year.

Consider affordability before deciding on rent levels, says Housing Regulator
28 Aug 14 - Scottish Housing Regulator | Scotland
Director of Finance and Risk Ian Brennan's speech to Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland’s conference on rents and affordability.

Ombudsman responds to calls for evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill
28 Aug 14 - Scottish Public Services Ombudsman | Scotland
The Ombudsman has responded to calls for evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill that is before the Scottish Parliament. The Bill could mean a new role for the Ombudsman, and an extension of our jurisdiction to include the ability to review and change Welfare Funds decisions.

Solar Thermal Water Heating - Good Practice Guide for Social Landlords
28 Aug 14 - Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations | Northern Ireland
Following research undertaken by the Housing Executive’s Research Unit in the Torrens estate in North Belfast in partnership with Fold Housing Group, a good practice guide on Solar Thermal Water Heating has been produced for all social landlords.

Reducing poverty in the UK: a collection of evidence reviews
27 Aug 14 - Joseph Rowntree Foundation | All
To help build the evidence for JRF’s anti-poverty strategy, it commissioned researchers to carry out reviews of existing policy and research on a wide range of social issues that are related to poverty.The 33 studies in this collection are the findings of those reviews, and there are links to more detailed reports by the research teams, where available.

Quality Counts 2013-14
27 Aug 14 - Homes and Communities Agency | England
Each year the HCA undertakes a resident and partner survey to obtain feedback on the quality and design aspects of homes funded under the Affordable Homes Programme. This report summarises the 2013-14 results based on visits to 89 schemes and interviews with over 195 residents.

Doing governance
27 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru | Wales
Ahead of publication of the Welsh Housing Review 2014, contributors and culture vultures Alison Inman and Tamsin Stirling go on a mission to uncover new intelligence on good governance.

Findings from ICO audits of 16 local authorities
27 Aug 14 - Information Commissioner's Office | England
A report published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted ‘clear room for improvement’ in how local authorities comply with the Data Protection Act. The ICO audited 16 local authorities in 2013. The audits include an overall ‘assurance rating’, but none received high assurance that they were complying with data protection law. Six were told they had considerable room for improvement, while one was warned that immediate action was required.

Launch of CIH Scotland Excellence Awards 2014
27 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland | Scotland
The annual CIH Scotland Excellence Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the individuals and initiatives that are making a difference across the country.

Nominations open for the first UK Social Investment Awards
27 Aug 14 - Cabinet Office | All
The Social Investment Awards, supported by Cabinet Office and RBS, will celebrate UK businesses and people who are solving social problems.

Compendium of UK Statistics
26 Aug 14 - Office for National Statistics | All
This compendium brings together comparable official statistics for the four nations of the UK, and has been produced to facilitate comparisons and is intended to help support key decisions such as the forthcoming Scottish referendum on independence on 18 September 2014.

Leases: determination (PG26)
26 Aug 14 - Land Registry | England, Wales
This guide gives you information about the different situations in which leases are determined and how the determination affects registered titles. It gives advice on how to lodge your application with Land Registry and sets out the documentation required in support of your application.

The benefits of extra care housing on the quality of life of residents
26 Aug 14 - Housing Learning and Improvement Network | All
This Housing LIN Case Study no 93 showcases the improved outcomes in the quality of life enjoyed by residents of Campbell Place, a 74 unit extra care housing scheme in Fleet, North Hampshire, developed and owned by Sentinel Housing Association.

More parking for new homes will end ‘vicious cycle of clogged-up streets’
26 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England, Wales
Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles called on councils to ensure more parking spaces are provided alongside new homes to end a ‘vicious cycle’ where clogged up streets leave motorists to run a gauntlet of congestion, unfair fines and restrictions.

Discretionary Housing Payments - 1 April to 30 June 2014
26 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
These figures cover the first three months of 2014/15. DHPs may be awarded when a local authority considers that a housing benefit claimant requires further financial assistance towards housing costs.

Translating Housing: Berlin-Belfast
26 Aug 14 - Northern Ireland Department for Social Development | Northern Ireland
Report exploring the similarities between both cities and the sharply contrasting ways that innovation in housing developments has helped create and maintain inclusive, sustainable and civil urban society.

Minister announces £500,000 to improve domestic abuse services
23 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
Organisations across Wales will benefit from the additional grants which will enable them to make changes to their buildings or purchase equipment to improve the delivery of their services.

The Estate We’re In: Lessons from the Front Line
22 Aug 14 - Policy Exchange | All
Think tank report calling on politicians to turn around the nation’s most deprived social housing estates within the next decade.

Code for sustainable homes: June 2014
22 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England, Northern Ireland, Wales
This release shows the number of dwellings that have been certified to the standards set out in the Code for sustainable homes technical guide. It provides a breakdown by local authority area, by Code level and whether the homes are registered as private or public sector homes.

Housing zones: bidding documents
22 Aug 14 - Homes and Communities Agency | England
The outline delivery plan must be submitted with all housing zone applications; it sets out the rationale and objectives of the housing zone and acts as a covering document. Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Homes and Communities Agency by noon 3 October 2014.

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act – Pilot projects
22 Aug 14 - Disability Wales | Wales
To support the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, Welsh Government wishes to provide support to local authorities, other public bodies and third sector organisations that are looking to pilot new models of care and support delivery. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 pilot projects that lead to action on the ground will be supported.

Housing Statistics for Scotland 2014: Key Trends
21 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
Statistics on housing supply and public sector housing in Scotland up to 31 March 2014, based on information collected from local authorities, housing associations and the Scottish Government affordable housing supply programme

Response to Government response to Limited Liability Partnerships consultation
21 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | England
Response to government’s proposal that corporate membership of Limited Liability Partnerships should be prohibited

National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee publishes first ever annual report
21 Aug 14 - National Assembly for Wales | Wales
The report will be debated in Plenary in the autumn and covers the work that the Committee has carried out in the past year

Right to Buy sales in England: April to June 2014
21 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
Official statistics: this release shows sales are 31 per cent higher than in the same quarter of 2013-14.

House building in England: April to June 2014
21 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
The latest statistics report on the period April to June 2014

Press release: House building continues to climb
21 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
The latest statistics show 36,230 new housing starts in England between April and June, an increase of 18% on the same quarter last year

£8.8m boost for services to support older people in Mid and West Wales
21 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
A multi-million pound package of investment in services to support older people, particularly the frail elderly, to maintain their independence and remain in their home in Mid and West Wales, has been unveiled by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas.

Assessing the social and community risks of council spending cuts in Scotland
20 Aug 14 - Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Scotland
This paper explores how councils in Scotland can adequately consider social and community risks when making austerity cuts to services; identifies barriers to better risk assessment and how to overcome these; and considers opportunities to promote impact assessment through new policies on joint working in health and social care, and community planning partnerships.

Strengthening the law on domestic abuse
20 Aug 14 - Home Office | England, Wales
This consultation seeks views on whether the current law on domestic abuse needs to be strengthened to offer better protection to victims. It is specifically focused on whether we should create a specific offence that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, inline with the government’s non-statutory definition of domestic abuse. The closing date for responses is 15 October 2014.

Draft Guidance on notifiable event for registered social landlords
20 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
This guidance sets out the events that RSLs should tell the Welsh Government about. It explains why the Welsh Government has a regulatory interest in RSLs, what it expects an RSL to notify them about, and what it will do with the information RSLs give them. Submit your comments by 13 October 2014.

Financial stability in the social housing sector continues - latest quarterly survey published
20 Aug 14 - Homes and Communities Agency | England
The social housing sector continues to demonstrate its financial stability, and has access to sufficient finance, according to the latest quarterly survey (2014/15 Quarter 1) published by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Serious failings in provision of asylum accommodation in Scotland
20 Aug 14 - Scottish Refugee Council | Scotland
A new report by SRC identifies widespread problems with the quality of accommodation provided to people seeking asylum in Scotland

Regulatory Framework consultation response
20 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | England
The Federation has responded to the HCA’s proposed changes to the Regulatory Framework - See more at: http://www.housing.org.uk/publications/browse/regulatory-framework-consultation-response/#sthash.PqVeV2Mu.dpuf

New Governing Board members at CIH
20 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing | All
Will Nixon of the Aspire Group and Robert Grundy of Savills have been chosen by the Chartered Institute of Housing to join its Governing Board.

Apprenticeship Standard: Housing Management
20 Aug 14 - National Apprenticeship Service | England
Describes the level of skill, knowledge and competency required for a the housing management occupation, and to allow an apprentice to operate confidently within the sector.

New tool that maps government property
20 Aug 14 - Cabinet Office | All
Launch of a new easy-to-use tool that maps government property and land . The public van use the Government Property Finder to see locations of public property and decide whether to challenge its use under the Right to Contest.

New standard to give housing apprenticeships a boost
20 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | All
Launch of new housing management apprenticeship standard

More funds for disadvantaged communities
19 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
The £9.4 million People and Communities Fund, which promotes and supports community-led regeneration initiatives across Scotland, will be accepting new applications for 2015/16.

Victorian village school set to become unique eco centre for new green technologies
19 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
An old school building at Pencader, Carmarthenshire, is undergoing a mammoth £500,000 transformation with support from Welsh Government to become a unique training and demonstration centre where an extensive range of sustainable green technologies can be seen in operation.

Housing Minister welcomes plans to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse
19 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
All social housing providers in Wales now have anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse policies in place for both tenants and staff, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, has announced.

Social Value Act: information and resources
19 Aug 14 - Cabinet Office | England, Wales
Information on the Public Services (Social Value) Act for commissioners and providers of public services, including case studies.

Profit for a purpose, why housing associations are social entrepreneurs
19 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | England
Ann Santry, Chief Executive of Sovereign examines how housing associations have become more commercially aware while retaining a culture driven by social purpose.

Advice to parents and carers on gangs
19 Aug 14 - Home Office | England, Wales
Information to help parents identify and respond if their children are affected by gangs.

House Price Index, June 2014
19 Aug 14 - Office for National Statistics | All
UK house prices increased by 10.2% in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4% in the year to May 2014.

Troubled Families programme expanded to help younger children
19 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced details of an expansion of the government’s Troubled Families programme, to help vulnerable younger children from struggling homes to get a better chance in life.

Health bulletin on troubled families
19 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
This briefing outlines the significant health problems found in troubled families.

Troubled Families programme: progress by June 2014
19 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
Shows progress information by the end of June 2014 and results claimed by local authorities for families turned around within the Troubled Families programme by the end of May 2014.

The potential for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in Wales
19 Aug 14 - Confederation of Co-operative Housing | Wales
This new report outlines how community-led approaches could free up sites for affordable homes that otherwise would not be built. Recently published by the Wales Co-operative Centre, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing and the National CLT Network, the report focuses on innovative work done by Grwp Cynefin, Gwynedd Borough Council and Snowdonia National Park Authority to explore and incubate a borough wide CLT.

Scraping the Barrel: The Cost of Living for Social Housing Residents
19 Aug 14 - Money Saving Movement | England
As part of the Cabinet Office backed Public Service Launchpad , Money Saving Movement embarked on a 6-month research process to explore how the cost of living affects those with low incomes. Part of the research included partnering with leading market research agency Voluntas. Together it surveyed over 1,200 social housing residents across 10 Housing Associations across the country.

Community And Renewable Energy Scheme - Overview of Support
18 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
This document provides an overview of the support offered through CARES as well as case studies of organisations and projects that have received support.

Community Energy Policy Statement Draft for public consultation
18 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
An overview of current and future policies to place community energy at the heart of local energy systems and ensure communities have the right to share in the benefits of realising the green energy resource around them.

New head of policy and public affairs at CIH Scotland
18 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland | Scotland
A new head of policy and public affairs has been appointed at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland. David Ogilvie, who has taken up his new role on Monday 18 August, was previously policy manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Care Act 2014 Consultation - Sitra Response
18 Aug 14 - SITRA | England
Sitra has submitted its response to the Care Act 2014 Draft Regulations and Guidance Consultation.

Statistics on gross household income by region and country in the UK, households below average income: 1994/95 to 2012/13
18 Aug 14 - Department for Work and Pensions | All
FOI response about gross household income in the UK from 1994/95 to 2012/13 based on households below average income (HBAI) data.

Domestic abuse pilot areas announced
18 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
The Justice Secretary has welcomed an announcement by Police Scotland that a new Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, also known as Clare’s Law, will be piloted in two areas of Scotland.

Milestone as 4,000 council houses built
18 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
More than 4,000 new council houses have been built in Scotland with Scottish Government funding, providing a “huge boost” to the economy, First Minister Alex Salmond said.

PlaceShapers submits collective response to the formal HCA consultation on regulatory changes 
18 Aug 14 - PlaceShapers Group | England
Earlier this year, The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) opened its statutory consultation on changes to the regulatory framework. The consultation follows the HCA’s discussion document last year, which asked for views on how regulation can help protect social housing assets and maintain the credit worthiness of the sector in a more complex and risky operating environment. PlaceShapers welcomes the extent to which the proposals represent a major shift from ideas suggested in the HCA’s initial discussion paper.

A Better Deal for Nation Rent
16 Aug 14 - Million Homes Million Lives | All
This paper set outs to answer three questions: how can housing associations be profitable if social housing doesn’t make money?; the Europeans like renting, what’s wrong with renting?; and Could this be attractive to social investors?

Housing pinched: Understanding which households spend the most on housing costs
15 Aug 14 - Resolution Foundation | All
This briefing note looks across a large-scale survey of the settled UK population to discover how many households spend more than a third of disposable income (after taxes and benefits) on ongoing housing costs. The report found that close to 1.6 million UK households – the housing pinched – are spending more than half their disposable income on the ongoing costs of housing each month.

DWP announce Housing Cost Verification Trial
15 Aug 14 - Community Housing Cymru Group | Wales
DWP have announced the launch of a Housing Cost Verification Trial in the Universal Credit live running sites to facilitate date sharing more easily with social landlords.

HB Bulletin G8/2014
15 Aug 14 - Department for Work and Pensions | All
This bulletin contains information about: attribution of earnings in Housing Benefit; sanction changes; Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit appeal decisions by the Upper Tribunal; and statutory instruments.

Change to Universal Credit housing costs process
15 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | All
Following a successful trial in Warrington, a new housing cost verification process will be extended to all live running sites. From 18 August, new Universal Credit claimants will be asked to bring a recent rent account statement as well as a copy of their tenancy agreement to their first new claim interview at the Jobcentre Plus office.

Large sites infrastructure programme: shortlist
15 Aug 14 - Homes and Communities Agency | England
Homes and Communities Agency has shortlisted a number of bids which will now go through the initial confirmatory due diligence process. This is part of a two stage due diligence process. Projects that successfully complete stage one will pass to the detailed due diligence phase. The £1 billion large sites infrastructure fund is one part of a wider package of support to get large-scale housing developments back on track.

Care Act consultation response
15 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | England
Since The Care Act 2014 passed in to law at the end of May, the Federation has responded to the statutory guidance and regulations.

Key economic statistics, August 2014
15 Aug 14 - Welsh Government | Wales
A monthly report which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

IDS speech ‘ignores the devastating truth’ of his welfare reforms
15 Aug 14 - Disability Wales | Wales
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been ridiculed for delivering a major speech about his sweeping welfare reforms, without mentioning the disastrous impact that many of the changes are having on disabled people.

Transforming public services, using technology and digital tools and approaches
15 Aug 14 - Local Government Association | England
The LGA commissioned research to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient.

Effective democracy: reconnecting with communities
14 Aug 14 - Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy | Scotland
The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has laid out radical new proposals to re-build Scottish democracy, whatever the Constitutional Referendum decides. Includes some content relevant to housing.

Mortgage arrears and possessions decline again
14 Aug 14 - Council of Mortgage Lenders | All
Mortgage arrears and possessions continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Homelessness: detailed local authority level responses, prevention and relief
14 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
Figures relating to homelessness prevention and relief.

Developing effective relationships between health and housing
14 Aug 14 - National Housing Federation | England
Bill Mumford, Chief Executive of the charity MacIntyre, looks at how to manage health and housing services in times of austerity.

Detailed local authority level homelessness figures: January to March 2014
14 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
Updated detailed local authority level homelessness figures for January to March 2014.

New funding available for urban Community Land Trusts
14 Aug 14 - Community Housing Cymru Group | Wales
The National Community Land Trust Network has launched a brand new two year funding and resource programme, the Urban CLT Project, to support the emerging urban CLT movement in England and Wales.

870,000 older people do not receive crucial care help
14 Aug 14 - Age UK | All
New research from Age UK reveals that 870,000 older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care.

Commission calls for evidence on religion or belief issues
14 Aug 14 - Equality and Human Rights Commission | All
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched a major call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life.

Thousands face disability payments cut
13 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
News article: more than 100,000 Scots are expected to lose some, or all, of their UK disability benefits by 2018, with individuals set to lose at least £1,120 per year, according to a new report by the Scottish Government.

Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from 2013 Scottish Household Survey
13 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
A National Statistics publication for Scotland, providing reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, behaviour and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including local government, neighbourhoods, health and transport.

Lessons learned elsewhere vital for new social housing contribution in Northern Ireland
13 Aug 14 - Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland
Using planning obligations to get more affordable homes built could work well in Northern Ireland – but lessons must be learned from other parts of the UK and Ireland, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland.

Successful PFI delivery brings the programme to a close
13 Aug 14 - Homes and Communities Agency | England
The final 12 housing Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes being managed by the HCA on behalf of DCLG have all now reached financial close.

Cold, draughty, mouldy, damp: What the UK public think about their homes
13 Aug 14 - Ipsos MORI | All
Ipsos MORI’s i:omnibus was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust to conduct a survey on public perception and understanding of various aspects relating to energy saving, government energy schemes and household appliances.

Universal Credit statistics: April 2013 to 31 May 2014
13 Aug 14 - Department for Work and Pensions | England, Scotland, Wales
Statistics for April 2013 to 31 May 2014 with breakdowns by Jobcentre Plus office, local authority and parliamentary constituency.

Housing zones: prospectus
13 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
The government has announced plans to create 30 housing zones on brownfield sites across the country as part of its efforts to increase housing supply. This prospectus sets out more detail of the funding and bidding process to create housing zones outside of London. Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Homes and Communities Agency by noon 3 October 2014.

Housing Zones: a prospectus
13 Aug 14 - Greater London Authority | England
This Housing Zones Prospectus formally invites bids from London boroughs to a £400 million programme, jointly funded by the Mayor and national government, to create 20 housing zones across London, delivering 50,000 new homes and over 100,000 associated jobs over the next ten years. The deadline for submission of bids is 30 September 2014.

Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract consultation events
13 Aug 14 - Welsh Tenants Federation | Wales
Tenantiaid Cymru / Welsh Tenants is keen to hear the views of as many tenants, landlords and organisations that work in the field of housing as possible. It has arranged a number of consultation events across Wales.

Help for those in food poverty
12 Aug 14 - Scottish Government | Scotland
News article: funding designed to tackle food poverty has been allocated to 26 projects across Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced.

Flo's law: new cap for council house repairs comes into force
12 Aug 14 - Department for Communities and Local Government | England
News article: a new law, which caps the amount councils can charge leaseholders for repairs to their homes, comes into force this week.

Trussell Trust to give financial advice to people referred to its food banks
12 Aug 14 - Guardian.co.uk | England, Scotland, Wales
News article: 'Charity launches advice scheme following donation from Martin Lewis after survey finds many clients have payday loans ...'

Next stop for the YBAC Budget Bus… Pride Cymru!
12 Aug 14 - Community Housing Cymru Group | Wales
The Your Benefits are Changing Budget Bus will be at Pride Cymru (Cardiff Mardi Gras) on Saturday 16 August in Coopers Field, in partnership with Shelter Cymru.

One-third of government construction projects ‘have no completion date’
12 Aug 14 - Public Finance | England
News article: around one-third of the 1,886 government construction projects currently in the pipeline have no specified completion date, accountants KPMG have revealed.

Social Housing Case Bulletin - August 2014
12 Aug 14 - Clarke Willmott | England
A case law update from Clarke Willmott solicitors.

 

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