Housing
Procurement reform - Will the grass be greener on the other side?
15/01/21
The Government has issued its Green Paper on procurement reform. In this insight, we examine the proposals, whether this will be the simpler, cheaper regime promised and what procurement might look like for registered providers in the future.
Housing
"Ban on eviction" extended in England and Wales from 11 January 2021
14/01/21
The restrictions on enforcing possession proceedings and the eviction ban were due to expire on 11 January but the current state of the pandemic has seen new, separate, regulations in England and Wales extending the ban. We set out the latest position.
Housing
Leasehold reforms: what can you expect from the new proposals?
11/01/21
On 7 January the Housing Minister announced that there will be some significant leasehold reforms for England put before parliament in the coming months. We set out the reasons for the reforms and the key changes we expect them to bring.
Emergency services
Housing
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Private health and social care
COVID-19 FAQs: The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
18/12/20
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Housing
Below threshold procurement after Brexit: What are our clients asking us?
17/12/20
The Cabinet Office has issued a new PPN setting out principles for the procurement of “below threshold” contracts following Brexit. We answer some of the most common questions around the new PPN.
Housing
Housing case law - December 2020
15/12/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
The November 2020 spending review in brief: Key highlights for registered providers
27/11/20
In his November 2020 spending review, the Chancellor announced a number of initiatives in housing and infrastructure, including the National Home Building Fund and a “levelling up” fund. We set out a summary of the key highlights from the spending review.
Housing
Government clarifies circumstances in which evictions can take place between now and 11 January 2021
19/11/20
Following inconsistency in the courts’ approach to the enforcement of possession orders during lockdown, the government introduced new regulations that set out the circumstances in which bailiffs and enforcement officers can carry out an eviction process.
Housing
Social housing white paper proposes FOI-like regime for RPs
18/11/20
The Government's recently published white paper on social housing regulation includes a proposal introducing a new access to information regime for social housing tenants of housing associations and other private registered providers.
Housing
The social housing white paper: Implications for landlords
18/11/20
The long awaited social housing white paper was published on 17 November, setting out reforms which aim to improve services to tenants. In this extended insight we look at some of the measures detailed within the Charter, and what they mean for RPs.
Housing
The social housing white paper: Chapter 7
17/11/20
Chapter 7: To be supported to take your first step to ownership. The long awaited social housing white paper, The Charter for Social Housing Residents, was published on 17 November—we summarise the seventh chapter and what this means for landlords.
Housing
The social housing white paper: Chapter 6
17/11/20
Chapter 6: To have a good quality home and neighbourhood to live in. The long awaited social housing white paper, The Charter for Social Housing Residents, was published on 17 November—we summarise the sixth chapter and what this means for landlords.