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RSH consults on TSMs


The Regulator for Social Housing (RSH) has issued a consultation paper on the proposed suite of Tenant Satisfaction Measures (TSMs) which will be used as part of the assessment of landlords’ performance under the new regulatory framework outlined in the Social Housing White Paper.

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Adult Social Care Reform White Paper – the housing implications

On Wednesday 1 December, the Government published its adult social care reform white paper, which sets out its ten-year vision to improve adult social care and provides information on funding proposals that will be implemented over the next few years.

Two thirds of “New Conservatives” say social housing should be a government priority

A new report by the Centre for Social Justice reveals that two thirds of “New Conservatives” believe social housing should be made a government priority. The report is also endorsed by former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations laid before Parliament

Housing Minister Eddie Hughes MP wrote to all social housing providers in March to outline the Government’s proposals to make the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in social homes and I promised to write again once the regulations had been laid to provide clarity on the proposed date they will come into force.

Fire Safety Act Regulations expected shortly

We previously reported that regulations under the Fire Safety Act 2021 which were expected to be published in Autumn 2021 are now expected to be introduced within the next few months, although proposals for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) may be subject to further consultation.

Queen’s Speech 2022: The housing implications

On 10 May the Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament announcing the Government’s legislative plans for the forthcoming session of Parliament.

Helping Tenants Protect Their Possessions: A Guide for Social Landlords

Promoting financial inclusion is a key priority for the Government and for many councils. The Government’s work on financial inclusion is steered by the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, which was established in 2017 to bring together key actors within Government, financial services and civil society to provide strategic leadership and promote best practice in tackling financial exclusion.

Showcasing good examples of council housing

As part of our council housing campaigning work, ARCH is working with the Local Government Association (LGA) to put a focus on how building more council housing is vital to achieving the Government's 300,000 homes a year target, and what challenges councils are facing in building more council homes.

National Hoarding Conference

Hoarding UK are holding their national hoarding conference on 16 May 2022. The conference is being held virtually and there is still time to register.

Building Safety Bill receives Royal Assent

After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 28 April 2021. The Bill has completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses of Parliament and now becomes an Act of Parliament.

Ombudsman calls for evidence on noise complaints

The Housing Ombudsman has launched a call for evidence to support the Ombudsman’s next systemic investigation which will look at noise complaints.

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