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AWICS Housing News

The 'AWICS Housing News' provides news and comment on many aspects of housing. While its main purpose is to keep AWICS clients fully up to date it is also freely available to anyone with an interest in housing.

We welcome feedback on the 'AWICS Housing News' that can be sent to Adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

The most recent copies of AWICS Housing News can be found below.

August 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Housing Business Planning in an Uncertain Environment
  • Queen’s Speech 2017
  • Housing in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Community Housing Fund
  • New Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations in Wales
  • Glasgow to develop sustainable solutions to fuel poverty with €4.1million EU grant
  • Funding of Supported Housing
  • Building New Affordable Housing
  • Grenfell Tower           

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July 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Outcome of the General Election 2017
  • Homes for Londoners - Affordable Homes Programme 2016 to 2021
  • Impact Housing Association - Governance and Resident Engagement
  • The Need for more Wheelchair Accessible Housing
  • Funding Temporary Accommodation
  • Scottish Government Announces Affordable Housing Programme
  • Social House Building in Wales
  • Stock of Social Housing and Right to Buy in England
  • Housing Association Rents
  • Service Charges
  • Advertisement - Infobase Cymru

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June 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • General Election 2017 – Housing Policies of the Main Parties
  • Housing: The State of the Nation – Report of the Public Accounts Committee
  • The Future of Supported Housing – Report of Parliamentary Select Committees
  • Service Charges and Housing Benefit in Supported Housing
  • Local Authorities across Britain identify a ‘severe’ need for more affordable homes
  • Housing with Care in Scotland
  • Housing Roundup in Wales
  • Housing Revenue Account ‘Health Checks’
  • Advertisement - Infobase Cymru

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May 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Housing and the General Election
  • Flexible Homelessness Support Grant Introduced
  • Global Accounts of Housing Associations show cause for concern
  • Service Charges: Depreciation and the Usage Charge
  • Increased funding for Affordable Housing in Scotland
  • Housing News in Wales
  • AWICS Website
  • AWICS Seminars
  • Advertisement - Infobase Cymru
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April 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Housing White Paper
  • The Value of Peer Reviews
  • Global Accounts of Housing Associations
  • The Abolition of Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill
  • Service Charges and Administration Costs
  • Housing Association Mergers
  • Shelter Scotland publishes a Local Manifesto for Homes
  • Update on Welfare Reform
  • AWICS Seminars
  • Advertisement - Infobase Cymru
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January 2017

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Affordable Housing Programme 2016 to 2021
  • Starter Homes
  • The Autumn Statement 2016: THe Implications for Housing
  • Funding for Supported Housing
  • Pay to Stay
  • Brexit: The Implications for Housing
  • Housing News in Scotland
  • Housing News in Wales

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August 2016

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Right to Buy in Local Government and Housing Associations
  • Local Government Association calls for more council houses
  • Supported Housing and the Local Housing Allowance Cap
  • Pay to Stay and Regulations under the Housing & Planning Act
  • Starter Homes
  • Housing Association Mergers
  • Rent Setting in Housing Associations and Local Government
  • Homelessness in Scotland
  • Housing Benefits and Poverty in Wales
  • Housing in Europe
  • Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance
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July 2016

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Brexit and Housing
  • Supported Housing
  • New Housing Policies for London
  • Housing Association Mergers
  • Value for Money
  • Pay to Stay
  • Scottish Housing Regulator's Approach to Regulation
  • Housing Revenue Account Draft Item Eight Determination
  • Housing in Wales Roundup
  • Seminar: Local Authority Housing Finance
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April 2016

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Starter Homes
  • Housing Association Mergers
  • Scottish Housing Regulator publishes assessment of Housing Associations
  • Budget 2016: The Implications for Housing and Welfare
  • Local Government Association advocates Housing Devolution
  • Local Government Association research on Homelessness
  • Regeneration Schemes in Wales
  • Housing & Planning Bill: Implications for Housing and Local Government
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January 2016

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Business Planning in the Housing Revenue Account
  • Self-Financing, Depreciation and the Private Finance Initiative
  • Service Charges and Value for Money
  • Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015: The Implications for Housing
  • Lambeth Borough Council sets up ‘Homes for Lambeth’
  • The Housing Budget in Scotland
  • Housing in Wales – Update
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November 2015

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Rent Reform - responses by the sector
  • Reinvigoration of 'Right to Buy'
  • Devolution of Housing powers - 38 regions offer their proposals
  • Huntingdonshire Council lends money to Luminus to finance extra care home
  • Social housing developments in Wales hit target
  • Scotland - Perth & Kinross Council asks for suggestions for community improvement projects
  • Readers' Questions and Answers
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October 2015

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • Housing and Planning Bill
  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill
  • Extension of Right to Buy to Housing Associations
  • New Build by local authorities — councils set up housing companies
  • Sale of high value council homes — reports raise doubts
  • Scottish National Housing Trust — 1000th home built through investment vehicle
  • Welsh Homelessness Policy — success for new policy
  • Introduction to AWICS webinars — a convenient way to access our training offer
  • Housing Associations
  • Advertisements (Eden District Council and Chartered Institute of Housing)
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September 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Updated figures on the 'Right to Buy' effect on local authorities
  • Local authorities developing through private companies and investment vehicles
  • Future of Housing Associations Enquiry and the Place Shapers' response to DCLG
  • Summary of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill
  • Successful resident engagement in Housing Associations
  • Chartered institute of Housing Conference
  • AWICS Webinars
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August 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Genesis Housing Association to stop building social and affordable homes
  • 2015 Budget: Implications of rent reductions and changes to rents for high income tenants
  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill
  • Service Charges - landmark rulings define approach
  • Islington Borough Council's policy on affordable homes in new build and regeneration
  • AWICS Webinars
  • Right to Buy extension, sale of high value council homes and rent reform
  • National Housing Federation: Leaseholder and Tenant Service Charges Conference
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July 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Osborne's summer budget and its implications for housing
  • Right to Buy in Housing Associations / Sale of High Value Council Homes
  • Right to Buy in Scotland and Wales
  • The impact of the Benefits Cap on families in low-income households
  • Devolution of powers to English councils
  • Letters, Seminars and Books
  • Advertisement - National Housing Federation
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June 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • The New Government and the Implications for Housing
  • Extension of Right to Buy to Housing Associations
  • Councils, New Build and Purchase
  • Valuations, Depreciation and Impairment in the Housing Revenue Account
  • Rent Increases
  • Temporary Accommodation, Subsidy and Universal Credit
  • Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance
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April 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Homes & Communities Agency Regulatory Framework
  • Homes & Communities Agency Global Accounts
  • Right to Buy for Housing Associations - will it happen?
  • Cressingham Gardens - Knocking it down or Building it up?
  • United Kingdom budget - the implications for housing finance
  • Rolling out Universal Credit - a brief update on progress
  • L&Q announces ambitious development programme
  • All You Want to Know about Housing Association Finance
  • Advertisement - Cheltenham Borough Homes
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March 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Elphicke-House housing review outcomes
  • United Kingdom Budget 2015
  • Service Charges in Social Housing
  • Homes & Communities Agency's new policies on housing regulation (including value for money standards)
  • New funding for Extra Care Housing
  • AWICS clients' news round up
  • AWICS Survey
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January 2015

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Autumn Statement 2014 – The Implications for Housing
  • Adrian Waite speaks at Housemark Conference on Asset Management
  • Implementing Self-Financing in Wales
  • Local Authority Housing Finance
  • Risk Management in Social Housing
  • Advertisements: National Housing Federation, Impact Housing Association, Alpha Homes
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October 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Affordable Homes Programme - £800million available
  • Local Authorities, New Build and the Borrowing Cap
  • Rent Increases in 2015
  • Government considers Centralisation of Housing
  • Scottish Housing Budgets announced
  • Eden Council promotes Affordable Housing
  • Adrian Waite to speak at Housemark Conference on Asset Management and Welsh Self-Financing
  • All You Want to Know about Local Authority Housing Finance
  • Advertisement – Housemark
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September 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Leaseholder and Tenant Service Charges
  • Risk Management in Social Housing
  • Are Eco Homes the answer to the United Kingdom’s housing and climate change issues?
  • Catalyst Housing: Regeneration at Wornington Green
  • Impact Housing: New Homes in Kendal
  • Protecting Rural Housing
  • Self-Financing causes financial problems
  • Perth & Kinross Council welcomes first Scottish Housing Charter Report
  • Vacancy for Marketing Advisor
  • Advertisements - National Housing Federation and Housemark
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August 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Local Authorities, Development and the Borrowing Cap
  • Impact Housing opens 'Nobel's Place' in Kendal
  • Affordable Homes Programme 2015/18
  • Financial Modelling for Housing
  • Basildon Borough Council and the HRA Ring-Fence
  • Severnside Housing is a Star Landlord
  • More innovations at Perth & Kinross
  • Value for Money and Performance Management in Housing
  • Advertisements - National Housing Federation
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June 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Guidance on Rents for Social Housing
  • Queen’s Speech 2014 – Implications for Housing
  • Impact Housing Association Annual General Meeting
  • Welsh Local Authorities to introduce Service Charges
  • Severnside Housing Association’s Learning Agreement with UNISON and Home Swap Drop-In
  • Lambeth Council and the Lambeth Housing Standard
  • WATMOS and the Lambeth Walk
  • Gateways to Oldham
  • Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance Seminar and Workshop
  • Advertisement – Social Housing Finance Conference
  • Advertisement - Voluntary Audit Committee Members
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May 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • A New Housing Policy to meet the Housing Crisis
  • National Housing Federation publishes Research on Welfare Reform
  • Value for Money and Performance at Impact Housing Association
  • Welsh Local Authorities to build New Council Houses
  • Regeneration and Insulation in Lambeth
  • Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 and Affordable Homes in Oldham
  • Service Charges Seminar and Workshop
  • Advertisement – Social Housing Finance Conference
  • Advertisement - Voluntary Audit Committee Members
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April 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Self-Financing, Rents and Service Charges in Wales
  • Impact Housing wins Inside Housing award for Grasmere scheme
  • Local Growth Fund and new Council houses
  • Budget 2014 – The Implications for Housing
  • Severnside Housing Association, Digital Inclusion and Learning
  • National Housing Federation Conference
  • Service Charges Seminar & Workshop
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March 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Croydon Council tackles ;Housing Crisis'
  • Harrow Council regenerates Francis Road
  • Perth & Kinross Council improves Housing Offer
  • Lambeth Council: Co-operatives, Development and Court Challenges
  • Basildon Council changes residency conditions
  • National Housing Federation Conferences
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February 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Housing Associations continue to be financially stable
  • Severnside Housing Association and Performance
  • Irwin Mitchell takes Sandwell Council to Judicial Review
  • Oldham Council finds innovative ways to provide new homes
  • Scottish Local Authority Housing Income & Expenditure
  • Service Charges
  • National Housing Federation – Housing Finance Conference & Exhibition
  • Service Charges Seminar & Workshop
  • All You Want to know about Local Authority Housing Finance Book
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January 2014

This month's edition features articles on:

  • The Autumn Statement and Housing
  • Councils and Collective Punishment
  • Local Authority Housing Finance
  • Thamesmead and Service Charges
  • Impact Housing launches its 2014/18 Business Plan
  • Northampton Borough Council launches Arm’s Length Management Organisation
  • Rents for Social Housing from 2015
  • Housing Transfer Manual
  • Advertisement – An Opportunity to join the Board of Impact Housing
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November 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Oldham Council consults on service charges
  • Self-financing to be introduced in Wales
  • More on Eden District Council and the Bedroom Tax
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Homes & Communities Agency and the Regulatory Framework
  • Gloucester City Council to set up first CoCo
  • Second home owners buy up affordable housing land to extend gardens
  • AWICS announces 2014 series of seminars and workshops
  • Service Charges
  • Local Authority Housing Finance
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October 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Hijacking the HRA - Moral and Legal Implications by Ken Lee
  • Eden District Council debates declassifying bedrooms
  • More Bedroom Tax Developments
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Impact Housing Association Board Conference
  • Social Landlords will not be required to Ring Fence
  • Welsh Housing Associations eye £10 Billion
  • Further Investment Needed for Scottish Housing Associations
  • Service Charges
  • Scottish Social Housing Finance
  • Local Authority Housing Finance
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September 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Family Fun day at the Eden Rural Foyer in Penrith
  • Update on Rent Convergence
  • A View of Housing Policy by Paul Lusk
  • Welfare Reform
  • Adrian Waite to speak at the National Housing Federation Conference
  • Scottish Local Authority Housing Revenue Accounts
  • Perth and Kinross - £19million Social Housing Investment
  • Work starts on new Oldham affordable homes
  • Charities are working together with local authorities
  • Climate Change and the Green Deal
  • Impact's Living Well scheme chosen to launch pioneering dementia care pilot
  • AWICS seminars
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August 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • The End of Rent Convergence
  • Self-Financing Budgets and Business Plans
  • Housing Capital Programmes in English Local Authorities
  • Impact Housing Association and the Homes & Communities Agency's proposals for Regulation
  • National Housing Federation Leaseholder and Tenant Service Charges Conference
  • Scotland ends Right to Buy
  • Regeneration in Leeds
  • Liberal Democrat plans to build up to 25,000 new homes
  • Greenwich Council procures £269million redevelopment programme
  • Southwark Borough Council rejects selling stock in favour of building
  • Suffolk Housing buys more affordable homes
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June 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • · Impact Housing opens Affordable Housing Scheme in the Heart of Kendal
  • · Housing Associations and Loan Finance
  • · The Green Deal
  • · Rents and Development
  • · Right to Buy Surge
  • · Emergency Housing Payments
  • · Housing Supply
  • · Social housing reforms in Scotland
  • · Bedroom Tax in the East
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May 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • The House Market Bites Back
  • Impact Housing – Measuring Board Performance
  • Radical Measures called Upon to Save the Government’s Welfare Plans
  • Welfare Reform Concerns Raised In Wales
  • Wait and See Culture in British Housing
  • Analysis of Registered Social Housing Providers in Scotland
  • Discretionary Housing Payments £100million short of what is needed
  • Disabled to Lose Out in Government Changes
  • AWICS – Management Consultancy Services in Housing
  • AWICS Seminars
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March 2013

This month's edition features articles on:

  • Impact Housing retains Gold Investors in People award
  • Will the 'Bedroom Tax' be 'hitting the most vulnerbale people in our society'?
  • A new two year programme to help communities to develop their neighbourhood plans
  • WESLO Housing Management and AWICS
  • TMOs in a nutshell - what are they? hy choose them?
  • New Community led development initiative
  • Housing Associations increase bond borrowing
  • Future growth in rural areas
  • Housing seminars with AWICS
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January 2013

This month’s edition features articles on:

  • Concerns Grow about Universal Credit
  • Service and Estate Charges at Thamesmead
  • Plans progressing for Whitehaven Foyer
  • Impact Housing completes new building project in Penrith
  • The Autumn Statement 2012 – Implications for Housing
  • Funding Boost to Stop UK’s Empty Housing Problem
  • Multi Million Pound Boost to Help Buyers onto the Property Ladder
  • AWICS Housing Seminars
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November 2012

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Houses in Crofton, West Yorkshire, owned by Wakefield & District Housing Association.

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