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HQN specialist network: RIEN

 

Briefings

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13 December 2013

The Top 50 Landlords - K Murray

Network briefing by Kate Murray

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06 December 2013

Housing welfare reforms – the equality and diversity impact

Network briefing by Joanna Jeffery and Richard Seager

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21 November 2013

HBnews - November 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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14 November 2013

Housing law 4: update, news and leasehold

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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07 November 2013

Lettings, affordable rents and flexible tenancies – update for 2012/13

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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31 October 2013

Managing choice-based lettings systems in light of recent developments

Network briefing by Emma Lindley

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03 October 2013

Small housing associations: mergers and acquisitions

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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26 September 2013

Housing law update 3: September 2013 – homelessness and allocations

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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05 September 2013

Customer satisfaction, performance management and smaller housing associations

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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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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16 August 2013

HBnews - August 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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15 August 2013

Anti-social behaviour update 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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01 August 2013

Update: Performance information in the modern world

Network briefing by John Wheeldon

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18 July 2013

Housing law update 2: summer 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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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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20 June 2013

Performance information in the modern world

Network briefing by John Wheeldon

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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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02 May 2013

Housing and mental health needs

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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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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04 April 2013

Supporting customers of temporary and supported accommodation through welfare reform

Network briefing by Lesley Healey

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28 March 2013

The impact of welfare reform on tenants and providers of supported and temporary housing

Complimentary NeighbourhoodNet briefing by Lesley Healey

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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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21 February 2013

HBnews - February 2013 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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07 February 2013

The 2011 Census and the social housing sector

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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31 January 2013

Welfare reform and housing: the HQN survey

Network briefing by Chloe Fletcher

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24 January 2013

Options for dealing with hard-to-let properties

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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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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10 January 2013

The Housing Benefit size criteria restrictions for working age claimants in the social rented sector

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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13 December 2012

The benefit cap

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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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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22 November 2012

Cashback: an update on the DIY repairs scheme for tenants

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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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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19 July 2012

Publicising the HB changes and Welfare Reform

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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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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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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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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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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03 May 2011

Housing Benefit and welfare reform: impact of the proposed changes on black and minority ethnic communities

Paper by the Race Equality Foundation and commissioned in association with The Housing Quality Network

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08 March 2011

The Welfare Reform Bill 2011

Briefing by Sue Beasor

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28 February 2011

Welfare reform and social housing

Network briefing by Hal Pawson

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14 January 2011

Welfare reform and housing

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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03 December 2010

Universal credit

Briefing by Sue Beasor

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09 November 2010

HBnews - Autumn 2010 edition

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28 October 2010

Your questions answered - Housing Benefit

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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28 May 2010

Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit national indicator handbook for councils 2009/10

By Sue Beasor, HQN Associate

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11 February 2010

The DWP's Housing Benefit consultation: Supporting people into work: the next stage of Housing Benefit reform

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

News

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10 May 2012

DWP Credit Union Expansion Project Project Steering Committee Feasibility Study Report

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02 May 2012

Housing providers’ approaches to tackling worklessness

A report by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion for HACT

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12 April 2012

The Household Benefit Cap - Commons Library Standard Note

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22 March 2012

Budget 2012

Published by HM Treasury

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13 March 2012

Welfare reforms to hit poorer working women, pushing 250,000 children deeper into poverty

new research by Save the Children

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12 March 2012

Minister Announces £6.6 Million Funding for Citizens Advice Cymru

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06 March 2012

Government launches employment support for prisoners

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28 February 2012

Extra Housing Benefit support for Londoners

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31 January 2012

The impact of welfare reform on housing

A Consortium of Associations in the South East (CASE) report

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30 January 2012

DWP report: housing benefit bulletin: January 2012

Housing and Council tax benefit general information bulletin

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29 January 2012

Benefits cap concessions expected to win support for welfare reform bill

Guardian article: government expected to agree to fund families who could be made homeless at sensitive time in children's education

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25 January 2012

Welfare Reform Bill: report stage day six

Latest update: Lords continue to scrutinise government proposals and make amendments

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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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23 December 2011

Scottish Government: housing voluntary grant scheme

29 housing projects across Scotland have been awarded grants totalling £2 million

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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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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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06 December 2011

DWP consultation: Support for mortgage interest

Responses sought by 27 February 2012

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02 December 2011

Social mobility business compact

Nick Clegg launches a Business Compact, asking businesses to do their bit

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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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17 November 2011

15.3% of net current expenditure in 2010-11 on housing benefits

Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England 2010-11 final outturn

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07 November 2011

Incapacity claimants set to be slashed by one million

Research from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Centre

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02 November 2011

Benefit reform threat to social mobility in Wales

Concerns raised by First Minister Carwyn Jones

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11 October 2011

IFS report: Universal Credit not enough to prevent a decade of rising poverty

A new forecast of income poverty among children and working-age adults in the UK – funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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14 September 2011

Social sector tenants will be responsible for paying landlords direct under Universal Credit

Six demonstration projects are being set up to trial direct payments to HB claimants

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02 August 2011

DCLG consultation: localising support for council tax in England: Consultation

Comments sought by 14 October 2011

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02 August 2011

£4m boost for innovative projects to support Housing Benefit reforms

Ten successful projects will get a share of a £4m fund to provide innovative support

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31 May 2011

Housing Benefit cuts could lead to more people turning to loan sharks, says NHF

David Orr calls government plans on under-occupation penalty 'harsh and regressive'