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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - voice, influence and accountability (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar will focus on these two: • Voice and influence – views from

01 March 2021

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Diversity and equality
Video
Webinar

A history of LGBTQ+ housing in England

The housing association sector has long played a role in creating safe spaces and building communities. During LGBTQ+ History Month, we hosted this webinar to look at British LGBTQ+ history and

25 February 2021

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Easing lockdown: information for housing associations

Care homes and supported housing Vaccines rollout Testing information Economic support for individuals Supporting vulnerable people through coronavirus On 22 February Prime Minister Boris

24 February 2021

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - relationships and communication (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar focuses on the first two: Relationships – housing

22 February 2021

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Supply of new homes
Briefing
Report

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter one 2020/21?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the first quarter of 2020/21, plus numbers delivered in the twelve months to June 2020. New build delivery was

17 February 2021

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Briefing
Coronavirus

The winter national lockdown – key points for housing associations

Main points for housing associations Specific points for supported housing Vaccines and testing Our next steps Last updated: 15 February 2021 Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about a

15 February 2021

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New board member induction

Member only Housing has become one of the most important political issues in recent years, with high expectations from the government, the regulator and the public. Housing associations are

09 February 2021

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Voluntary right to buy

Evaluation of Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy pilot

In August 2018, the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot was launched across the East and West Midlands – giving housing association tenants the opportunity to apply to buy their home at a

08 February 2021

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Video
Webinar

Strategies to support mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed every social landlord to ask the question, how can we better support the mental health of residents and staff? This webinar explores three different approaches

03 February 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Response

RICS EWS1 consultation response

The NHF has responded to a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) consultation on its draft UK Guidance Note on the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential

28 January 2021

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Rural housing
Video
Webinar

The future of rural housing communities

Member only This webinar reflects on how new rural housing policy, demographic changes, the current economic climate and the coronavirus crisis is creating both opportunities and challenges for

27 January 2021

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Resource

Critical worker criteria

The guidance Housing association staff play a critical role in responding to the coronavirus crisis, in particular by: Providing vital care and support services to vulnerable customers both in

20 January 2021

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Governance
Regulation
Video
Webinar

Securing Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Member only The National Housing Federation is working with PIB Insurance Broker to support our members to procure Directors and Officers Liability Insurance from 1 April 2021. This follows the

15 January 2021

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

RICS consultation on EWS1 forms

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is consulting on proposed guidance on valuations, which will affect the future application of the External Wall System (EWS1) form. The

15 January 2021

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Submission

Spring Budget 2021: National Housing Federation submission

The Spring Budget provides an opportunity for the government to create jobs, boost the economy and improve people’s lives by building back safer, better and stronger. We can do this by making our

14 January 2021

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Response
Coronavirus

Smoke alarms in domestic properties

The NHF has responded to an MHCLG consultation on domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The government sought feedback on proposed amendments to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England)

13 January 2021

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Briefing
Coronavirus

Coronavirus tier system

The new national lockdown Main points for housing associations Guidance for the different tiers Tier 1 (medium alert) Tier 2 (high alert) Tier 3 (very high alert) Tier 4 (stay at home) The

21 December 2020

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Shared ownership
Response

New shared ownership model – consultation response

We’ve responded to the MHCLG consultation on a proposed new model of shared ownership. We’re calling for the government to work with the housing sector to develop the proposals so they have the

17 December 2020

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Video
Webinar

Influencing insights - media relations (webinar)

Member only Charlotte Deshmukh, Public Relations Manager at the National Housing Federation provides an update on the latest news and insight from the NHF, discusses reputation management and

16 December 2020

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Video
Webinar

What next with the Social Housing White Paper?

Member only The Social Housing White Paper proposes some significant changes for the social housing sector. This webinar discusses the implications for housing associations, our residents,

15 December 2020

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Homelessness

Commitment to Refer - guidance for housing associations

This guidance gives housing associations the tools to implement the Commitment to Refer and help end homelessness. From Monday 1 October 2018, as part of the Homelessness Reduction Act, public

15 December 2020

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Finance
Tax
Response

VAT grouping consultation – NHF response

HM Treasury issued a Call for Evidence last month in relation to VAT grouping. We have responded and recommended that the UK does not introduce compulsory VAT grouping. The consultation asked for

10 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Response

Raising accessibility standards for new homes

We submitted our response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s accessibility standards for new homes consultation. In our submission, we welcomed the government

10 December 2020

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Report
Climate change

Research report: where are housing associations on the path to net zero?

Climate Change and Sustainability in Housing 2021 Housing associations have a critical role to play in delivering the government’s ambition for net zero carbon emissions, and responding to the

10 December 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

Equality, diversity and inclusion report launch (webinar)

Member only Improving diversity, equality and inclusion goes to the heart of who we are as organisations and what we stand for as a sector. Housing associations are driven by strong social

09 December 2020

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Video
Webinar
Domestic abuse

How housing associations are responding to increases in domestic abuse

This webinar, organised by the NHF’s National Domestic Abuse group, explores responses by housing associations to domestic abuse during the pandemic and what lessons we can learn as the pandemic

08 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in 2019/20. Our members completed 46,753 homes which is a 3% increase compared with the previous year. This is a good

04 December 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter three 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the third quarter of 2019/20, plus numbers delivered in the twelve months to December 2019. The key findings are: In the

04 December 2020

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Homelessness
Report

Research report on how housing associations use the Housing First model and recommendations for delivery

This report explores how housing associations are using the Housing First model as a means to address homelessness. We also give our recommendations for housing associations to be key delivery

02 December 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

Our response to coronavirus and current priorities

Housing associations are working closely with residents, local government, the NHS and others to respond to the coronavirus crisis. We welcome the vital steps the government have taken so far to

02 December 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Homelessness
Supply of new homes
Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing
Climate change

Spending Review 2020 - Briefing for housing associations

The 2020 Spending Review set out the government’s spending plans for 2021/22 and focused on measures to tackle coronavirus, create jobs, strengthen public services and support the

02 December 2020

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Video
Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus testing, winter planning and infection control in supported housing settings (webinar)

With the end of the autumn lockdown imminent and winter on the horizon, we held a webinar on coronavirus testing, winter planning and infection control in supported housing settings. This was a

30 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Briefing

Social Housing White Paper – member briefing

We’ve produced a briefing summarising the key measures in the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the NHF’s overall view, detailing the measures in each chapter and our responses to these,

30 November 2020

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Diversity and equality

Equality, diversity and inclusion in housing association staff in England

Stay up-to-date with all our EDI work This summer we have been gathering insights and working with housing associations to look at how equality, diversity and inclusion looks within our sector.

30 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

The Social Housing White Paper (webinar)

Member only The government has published the Social Housing White Paper which sets out a ‘charter for social housing residents’ and aims to deliver the improvement in transparency and

26 November 2020

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Governance
Video
Webinar

Introducing the Code of Governance 2020 (webinar)

Code of Governance 2020 The new 2020 Code of Governance has been completely rewritten, building upon the strength of previous codes and reflecting the latest developments in best practice and

18 November 2020

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Submission
Climate change

Decarbonising heat in homes

Our response to Select Committee inquiry into decarbonisation The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has launched an inquiry into decarbonising heat in homes. We

17 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants (residents webinar)

Together with Tenants aims to strengthen the relationship between residents and their landlords. Working with residents, our independent Tenant Advisory Panel, our members and others we have

16 November 2020

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Publication

Contract Management (2nd edition)

16 November 2020

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Publication

Code of Governance 2020

12 November 2020

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Supply of new homes
Response

Planning for the future - our consultation response

We’ve produced a briefing for members which sets out our response to the government’s consultation on proposed planning reforms set out in its white paper, Planning for the future. The government

05 November 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

A history of BME Housing in Britain (webinar)

BME housing associations play a crucial role in providing quality housing for tenants of all backgrounds, but their work goes far beyond housing and includes advocating for anti-racism and

04 November 2020

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Shared ownership
Coronavirus

2020 Spending Review - the role social housing can play in recovery

Briefing for MPs Provide skills and job opportunities to get people into work Kick-start a retrofit revolution Level up economic opportunity across the country Improve outcomes in public services

02 November 2020

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Brexit
Universal credit and welfare reform
Video

What the EU Settlement Scheme means for housing associations, your staff and residents

Briefing In this video Suzannah Young, Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation, speaks to Corine Meier, Tenancy Sustainment Advisor at Gloucester City Homes and volunteer at Settled –

28 October 2020

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Brexit
Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing

Supporting residents and employees to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme – briefing

Related The UK is set to leave the EU soon, meaning that EU citizens living in the UK will need to apply for the new EU Settlement Scheme. This briefing sets out changes affecting EU citizens

20 October 2020

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Together with tenants

Lessons from early adopters: governance

Lessons from early adopters: governance An integral aspect of Together with Tenants is resident oversight of the organisation’s performance against the charter commitments. Early adopters each

20 October 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Fire safety consultation response

In our response to the Home Office’s fire safety consultation, published on 20 July 2020, we welcome the government’s proposals to: Strengthen the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005

13 October 2020

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Homelessness
Guidance

Government review of the Homelessness Reduction Act

The government has published its response to submissions to its call for evidence on the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (the Act), alongside an independent evaluation of the implementation of

08 October 2020

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Response

Proposed changes to the planning system – our consultation response

Tell us your views on the planning reforms proposed in the government’s new white paper We’ve produced a briefing for members which sets out our response to the government’s consultation on

06 October 2020

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Finance
Pensions
Response

Defined Benefit pensions consultation – NHF response

We’ve responded to the Pensions Regulator’s funding code of practice consultation on Defined Benefit pensions. In our response, we’ve proposed that the Pensions Regulator: Recognises the minimal

06 October 2020

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Regeneration
Video
Webinar

Housing associations as anchor institutions (webinar)

The role of housing associations as anchor institutions is what sets them apart. They are employers, builders, partners and placemakers. They are at the beating heart of communities across England

02 October 2020

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Guidance

Measuring social value: guidance for housing associations

As not-for-profit landlords driven by social purpose, housing associations want to demonstrate social value to ensure the best outcomes for their residents.  In addition, measuring social value

01 October 2020

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Toolkit

Housing associations as anchor institutions: a toolkit

Toolkit In 2019, the Great Places Commission reported its ten recommendations for creating great places to live. The Commissioners identified a huge opportunity for housing associations as anchor

01 October 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

The benefits of a long term affordable housing programme (webinar)

Member only In this webinar we explore two recently published pieces of research that evidence the impact that a long term affordable housing programme would have: • Research conducted by CAST

01 October 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar

Building safety for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only This webinar talks through the key building safety issues for smaller housing associations, what you need to be doing now and how you can prepare for transition to the new regulatory

28 September 2020

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Submission

Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 submission

Housing associations can be at the heart of the nation’s economic and social recovery. We’re calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. The government is currently planning

24 September 2020

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Shared ownership
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar

Affordable Homes Programme - what does it mean?

Member only The government has announced more details for the 2021-26 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and how it plans to build up to 180,000 new homes. In this webinar Catherine Ryder, NHF

22 September 2020

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Video
Webinar

The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review - webinar

Member only The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review will set out the government’s spending plans for the rest of this Parliament (2021/2 - 2024/5) This is a key opportunity to shape and influence

18 September 2020

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Homelessness
Video

How social housing can support settled futures for Gypsy and Traveller communities (interview)

Homes at the Heart In this video, Suzannah Young, Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation interviews Ria Armstrong Neighbourhood Services Advisor and Traveller Site Manager at Teign

18 September 2020

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Video
Domestic abuse

How partnership working can help housing associations tackle domestic abuse (interview)

Homes at the Heart In this video, Suzannah Young, Policy Officer at the National housing Federation interviews Calico Group CEO Anthony Duerden and Alex Atkinson, Head of Support Services at

18 September 2020

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Publication

Service charges and rentcharges: a guide for social housing landlords (6th edition)

15 September 2020

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Supply of new homes
Report

People in housing need

Report summary Local housing registers (otherwise known as ‘waiting lists’) serve an important administrative function, but they do not give us the full picture of how many people are in need of

15 September 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Submission

Draft Building Safety Bill – HCLG committee submission

We made a submission to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on 14 September as part of the committee's pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill. 

14 September 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Video
Webinar

Understanding the draft Building Safety Bill (webinar)

Member only The government published its draft Building Safety Bill on 20 July – the second of two pieces of legislation on building safety expected this year, following the Fire Safety Bill in

11 September 2020

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Data
Climate change

New NHF research highlights barriers to retrofitting homes

The social housing sector is already decarbonising. Housing associations are investing heavily and driving innovation in new homes, by using different materials and modern methods of

10 September 2020

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Governance
Video
Webinar

New board member induction (webinar)

Member only Housing has become one of the most important political issues in recent years, with high expectations from the government, the regulator and the public. Housing associations are

09 September 2020

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Supported housing
Webinar
Coronavirus

Easing lockdown in supported housing settings (webinar)

Member only We know that housing associations have put a wide range of measures in place to support vulnerable people to safely self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak, including meal

04 September 2020

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Homelessness
Briefing

Helping people with No Recourse to Public Funds avoid homelessness: what housing associations can do

We've produced a briefing which provides examples of what housing associations can do to help people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) from returning to rough sleeping. Many housing

27 August 2020

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Supported housing
Report

Report on developing new supported housing for people with long-term care and support needs

We have been working with the Housing Learning and Improvement Network to identify the key barriers to developing new supported housing for people with long-term care and support needs, and how

27 August 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

Planning white paper webinar

Member only In this webinar we provide an overview of the recently launched planning white paper, outline the key issues for our sector and answer your questions. Please login to access this

26 August 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Top tips for housing associations operating during a local lockdown

1. Communicate, communicate, communicate! 2. Think about the services you can continue operating safely in line with government and local authority guidelines. 3. Manage the welfare and training

26 August 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

How housing associations are supporting tenancy sustainment and income collection through the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis has been a catalyst for change in the way many housing associations have approached resident rent arrears, income collection and working with residents around their tenancy

26 August 2020

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Finance
Briefing
Coronavirus

Briefing on the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on supported housing providers

Summary of key findings Introduction In August 2020, the National Housing Federation (NHF) conducted a survey of its housing association members about the financial impact of the coronavirus

26 August 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Fire safety consultation

This briefing summarises proposals set out in the government’s fire safety consultation, published on 20 July 2020. It covers: An introduction to the consultation and our influencing work. A

26 August 2020

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Response
Toolkit
Coronavirus

Housing associations’ statement on support for residents affected by the coronavirus crisis

Housing associations are not-for-profit landlords to more than six million people in England. They are working closely with residents, local government, the NHS and others to respond to the

21 August 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Operating during local lockdowns (webinar)

What's coming up Member only This webinar explores best practice for members on managing local lockdowns in areas where they operate. Speakers include housing associations who have

18 August 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

Planning for the Future white paper briefing

We’re seeking member views on the planning reforms proposed in the government’s new white paper and accompanying short-term consultation. The government published a new planning white paper,

14 August 2020

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Building safety and asset management

Briefings on the draft Building Safety Bill

Feedback Higher risk buildings All building work We’re seeking member feedback on the proposed changes in the Bill.  The government published the draft Building Safety Bill on 20 July, setting

13 August 2020

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Webinar

Housing Ombudsman update: lessons learned during Coronavirus and beyond

Member only Housing associations work hard to create a positive relationship with their tenants and residents, alongside aiming to provide safe, decent and affordable homes. However, housing

13 August 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar

Providing Housing First as a social landlord

Housing First is a housing and support approach which: Gives people who have experienced homelessness and chronic health and social care needs a stable home from which to rebuild their lives.

13 August 2020

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Finance
Governance

Environmental, Social and Governance reporting white paper – consultation response

We have responded to the white paper on creating a sector-standard approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. The Good Economy’s white paper sets out the growing demand

12 August 2020

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Governance

Code of Governance: final consultation

Questions Next steps Update The National Housing Federation (NHF) Code of Governance has been in place for over 25 years, and has evolved significantly over that period. This new 2020 version has

05 August 2020

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Quality of homes

Why modern methods of construction are essential for recovery post-COVID (webinar)

Join Rt Hon Chris Pincher MP discusses ‘why MMC are an essential part of recovery post-COVID'. This webinar was chaired by Mark Farmer founding Director of Cast Consultancy. The current pandemic

30 July 2020

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Data
Toolkit

Constituency data sheet

Homes at the Heart See how much an average home costs in your area and compare this with how much people earn and other useful data. Use this data to let MPs and the government know why

27 July 2020

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Data
Toolkit

Home Truths

East of England East Midlands London North East North West South East South West West Midlands Yorkshire and Humber Get the latest data on affordability, unemployment and shortfall in

27 July 2020

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Homelessness
Briefing

Briefing on new £266m fund for housing rough sleepers

The government has announced a new £266m Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP) for rough sleepers. Over the last few months we have seen the biggest response to rough sleeping in recent

24 July 2020

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Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

The ‘new normal’ - board excellence in recovery from the crisis (webinar)

Member only Following on from May’s webinar on board excellence in a crisis, this webinar shifts focus to the ‘new normal’ and what boards should be discussing in recovery from the crisis. What

24 July 2020

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Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar
Climate change

Retrofitting to net zero (webinar)

There are increasing calls from all sectors for the government to deliver a coronavirus recovery plan that prioritises investment in green projects and green infrastructure. This includes

23 July 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Community safety in a pandemic: building partnerships and keeping neighbourhoods safe (webinar)

Member only This pandemic has driven people indoors and transformed the way that social landlords work with communities, as well as increasing pressures in those communities. Legal powers have

17 July 2020

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Toolkit

Local Economic Impact Calculator

What is the calculator? Homes at the Heart Our updated Local Economic Impact Calculator shows housing associations’ contribution to the productivity of local areas. Housing associations are key

15 July 2020

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Video
Webinar

Homes at the Heart campaign update (webinar)

Reminder During this webinar you will hear from the partner organisations about how the campaign is going so far, where it is going next and how you can help to amplify this crucial message.

15 July 2020

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Universal credit and welfare reform

Universal Credit survey: how is the coronavirus crisis affecting rent arrears?

Results from our Universal Credit and rent arrears survey June 2020 The coronavirus outbreak is affecting everyone, including housing association residents who may be experiencing reduced or no

15 July 2020

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Webinar

Staff and tenant care during coronavirus (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has changed the way we all work and the way housing associations engage with their tenants. What action can Members take to support the wellbeing of tenants and staff

15 July 2020

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Guidance

New guidance on social housing prioritisation for veterans

On Armed Forces Day, 27 June, the Housing Minister announced new measures to improve access to social housing for members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. This follows a

02 July 2020

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Data

Why homes must be at the heart of recovery - factsheet

Homes at the Heart The coronavirus crisis has underlined the need for high quality, well-designed and affordable homes. During the crisis, our relationship with our home has changed dramatically

01 July 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

Housing issues during lockdown: health, space and overcrowding

Homes at the Heart A briefing on research supporting the Homes at the Heart campaign For many people, our homes have been important places of refuge and safety during this pandemic – but for

01 July 2020

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Submission
Coronavirus
Climate change

NHF submissions to Labour's National Policy Forum Consultation 2020

Environment, energy and culture submission Member only Economic recovery and renewal after coronavirus submission Member only The National Housing Federation have submitted the following to the

30 June 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar

The future of building safety with Dame Judith Hackitt (webinar)

Member only We are delighted that Dame Judith was able to join us for this webinar to share her vision for a housing association sector with a culture of safety and discuss her role in leading

30 June 2020

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Supported housing
Coronavirus
Guidance

Supported housing funding during coronavirus

1. Increased funding via local authorities 2. Government funding for homelessness and rough sleeping 3. Funding for small domestic violence charities 4. Infection Control Fund for care homes 5.

24 June 2020

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Climate change

Our submission to the Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes Inquiry

We’ve made a sector submission to the Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry on the Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes. Our submission: States that our sector is fully committed to making sure

23 June 2020

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Universal credit and welfare reform

Research report on the claimant experience of Universal Credit – and how to improve it

This research report features one of the largest surveys of Universal Credit claimants ever conducted. The survey, conducted jointly by nine housing associations across England, looks at how the

19 June 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar
Coronavirus

How housing associations and local authorities can work together to rehouse rough sleepers (webinar)

Member only According to official figures, during the coronavirus pandemic 15,000 rough sleepers have been offered emergency accommodation, including in hotels. Now it is time for housing

18 June 2020

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Supply of new homes

Report on the impact of long-term funding on the construction sector

We've published a report that shows how long-term funding for affordable housing could unlock investment in skills and technology and increase productivity in the construction sector. The

18 June 2020

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Building safety and asset management

Building a Safer Future - member briefing on the government's response

Member only The government published its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation on 2 April, setting out how it intends to deliver reforms to the building safety regulatory system. 

12 June 2020

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Video
Coronavirus
Case study

Easing lockdown case study: Sovereign's approach to lettings

More videos in this series Easing lockdown: recovery plan Easing lockdown: repairs In this video, Kelly McArthur, Head of Lettings at Sovereign, shares Sovereign’s approach to managing voids and

12 June 2020

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Video
Coronavirus
Case study

Easing lockdown case study: Radian repairs

More videos in this series Easing lockdown: recovery plan Easing lockdown: lettings In this video, Peter Hall, Interim Director of Commercial Services at Radian, shares Radian's approach to

11 June 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

The impact of coronavirus on Universal Credit (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has already had a dramatic impact on jobs and incomes and we will be living with the economic impact of the crisis for years to come. The government response has been to

10 June 2020

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Resource

Virtual AGMs – guidance for housing associations

Member only Full briefing We’ve compiled some guidance for housing associations that are considering holding a virtual AGM during the coronavirus outbreak. Our guidance covers: The legality of

08 June 2020

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Video
Coronavirus
Case study

Easing lockdown case study: Prima Group’s Coronavirus Recovery Plan

More videos in this series Easing lockdown: repairs Easing lockdown: lettings In this video, John Ghader, chief executive of Prima Group, shares Prima Group’s Coronavirus recovery strategy. Prima

08 June 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus
Climate change

Coronavirus: our plan for housing's role in social and economic recovery

Housing associations have played a central part in the country’s coronavirus response and now social housing must be at the heart of the national recovery. We've been talking to our members

04 June 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus and recovery (webinar)

Member only We are working with housing associations across the country to understand the role our sector can play in supporting communities and the economy emerge from the coronavirus crisis. We

03 June 2020

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Regulation
Webinar
Coronavirus

Easing lockdown - an update for housing associations update (webinar)

Member only The government published its coronavirus recovery strategy on 11 May, setting out an indicative roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions. Hear the latest updates on guidance

28 May 2020

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Homelessness
Guidance
Domestic abuse

Partnership working to house people in urgent need

How housing providers can work with local authorities on rough sleeping How housing providers and refuges can work together We’ve been focusing on how, in these incredibly challenging times, our

28 May 2020

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Supported housing
Webinar
Coronavirus

The impact of coronavirus on sheltered and extra care housing (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has posed unprecedented challenges for housing associations, especially those housing vulnerable groups including older and disabled people. In this webinar, members

27 May 2020

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Building safety and asset management

Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, including attachments

We have submitted a sector response to the government's consultation on proposals to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, including

22 May 2020

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Building safety and asset management

Fire Safety Bill and Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry recommendations – member briefing

Member only Read our briefing and share your views The Fire Safety Bill is one of two pieces of legislation the government has committed to bringing forward this year.  The Bill amends existing

22 May 2020

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Video
Webinar
Coronavirus

Update for London housing associations (webinar)

Member only This webinar for chief executives, senior directors and board members across London is an opportunity to hear from Tom Copley, the Deputy Mayor for housing at Greater London Authority

21 May 2020

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Webinar
Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse - economic abuse and how we can identify and support victims (webinar)

Member only Economic abuse involves behaviours that interfere with an individual’s ability to acquire, use and maintain economic resources such as money, transportation and utilities. It can be

20 May 2020

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Homelessness
Domestic abuse

Emergency funding for homelessness providers

Emergency fund for homelessness charities New funding to support domestic abuse and modern slavery survivors Government brings forward funding for new supported homes to end rough sleeping The

18 May 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Building safety for board members: latest updates and coronavirus response (webinar)

Member only Ensuring that people are safe in their homes is one of the most important roles of a housing association and its board. Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017 there has been

12 May 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Easing restrictions: supporting programmes

The government’s coronavirus recovery strategy contains details of a number of supporting programmes that the government is already operating or planning to roll out. We’ve summarised those

12 May 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Easing restrictions from 1 June

Social and family contact Reopening schools The following guidance is taken from the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy. Please note that the restrictions in this phase will be lifted no

12 May 2020

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Resource

Easing restrictions from 13 May

Specific groups of workers should return to work Face coverings in enclosed spaces Public spaces The following guidance is taken from the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy. These

12 May 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Ongoing restrictions

The following guidance is taken from the government's coronavirus recovery strategy. Extremely vulnerable people will be advised to continue shielding for the foreseeable future. People aged over

12 May 2020

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Coronavirus
Guidance

Working with suppliers during the coronavirus crisis

This article summarises Procurement Policy Note 02/20, a resource for thinking through how to engage with suppliers during the lockdown. Housing associations are committed to supporting suppliers

06 May 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar

Preventing homelessness together - the next steps (webinar)

Member only It is now two years since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force and we are 18 months into the Duty to Refer. Crisis have just published their research on the success of the

06 May 2020

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Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Board excellence during the coronavirus crisis (webinar)

Member only How are housing association boards responding to the coronavirus crisis? What does board excellence look like at the moment? This webinar considered the key issues for boards at the

05 May 2020

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Homelessness
Submission
Coronavirus

Our submission to the HCLG Committee coronavirus inquiry on homelessness and the PRS

We have submitted a response on behalf of the housing association sector to the HCLG Committee inquiry on the impact of coronavirus on homelessness, rough sleeping, and the private rented sector

01 May 2020

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Response

First Homes – our consultation response

The government has been consulting on the introduction of First Homes – new properties to be sold for a discount of at least 30% below market value, mostly to first time buyers. The consultation

01 May 2020

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Briefing
Coronavirus

How housing associations are using voids during the coronavirus crisis

Despite challenges, some housing associations are managing use their vacant properties (voids) to provide housing for vulnerable people that need to move urgently. This briefing shares examples

01 May 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Supply of new homes
Coronavirus
Guidance

Construction and remediation work during coronavirus

The Construction Leadership Council has issued updated guidance on construction site operating procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. The government has made clear that all construction work

01 May 2020

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Finance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: finance and regulation for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only The priority for housing associations during the coronavirus outbreak has been the health and wellbeing of tenants and employees. While this will remain a priority, there are also

01 May 2020

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Coronavirus

Domestic abuse and coronavirus – guidelines for keeping residents safe

DAHA guidance for general needs providers Women’s Aid domestic abuse guidance for survivors, friends and family Domestic abuse and sexual violence guidance for homelessness settings Advice for

01 May 2020

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Coronavirus

New guidance clarifies that essential moves can continue

The Government has now announced that house moves, including social housing lettings, can restart, with appropriate safety measures in place. We understand this supersedes this guidance which

30 April 2020

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Finance
Treasury

LIBOR-SONIA index - consultation response

We've responded to the Bank of England consultation on its proposals to produce a daily index to support the use of SONIA by simplifying the calcuation of interest rates. Ahead of the switch

22 April 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Coronavirus

Latest updates on building safety: responding to coronavirus and recent government announcements (webinar)

Member only As the sector responds to the coronavirus outbreak, the safety of homes and residents remains a priority for housing associations, and the government has made it clear that essential

16 April 2020

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Webinar

Coronavirus update for supported housing and homelessness members (webinar)

Member only Supported housing and homelessness service providers face specific challenges during the coronavirus crisis. They are also working round the clock to keep vital services running

09 April 2020

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Video
Webinar
Coronavirus

All member webinar

Member only Kate Henderson updates chief executives on the Federation's work to shape the political and policy developments on the key issues affecting housing associations during this

09 April 2020

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Supported housing
Briefing
Coronavirus

Supported housing response to coronavirus: briefing and case studies

Supported housing providers are on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. They are providing vital services and putting in place exceptional measures to ensure vulnerable residents get the

09 April 2020

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Finance
Accounting

Accounting considerations for housing associations – discussion document

We’ve produced a document outlining accounting considerations for housing associations for 2019/20 year end, focusing on the impact of coronavirus on impairment reviews of social housing, and

08 April 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring the health and wellbeing of all residents and staff is the top priority for housing associations. This webinar was aimed at smaller

03 April 2020

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Governance
Regulation
Webinar
Coronavirus

Regulator of Social Housing - Responding to coronavirus (webinar)

Member only During this webinar, Chief Executive Fiona MacGregor and Deputy Chief Executive of the Regulator of Social Housing Jonathan Walters talk to Catherine Ryder, Director of Policy

02 April 2020

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Finance
Briefing

Spring Budget 2020 – NHF briefing

We've produced a briefing that summarises the key housing announcements by the government in the Spring Budget, and our response to each. This briefing was drafted before the coronavirus crisis

26 March 2020

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Finance
Pensions

Pensions tax changes

The Spring Budget included some changes to pensions tax. Our pensions advisers ISIO outline the detail behind this, the implications for pension scheme members, and what your housing association

25 March 2020

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Finance
Pensions

Pensions update – Defined Benefit Funding Code Consultation

The Pensions Regulator issued its first consultation on the new Defined Benefit Funding Code on 3 March 2020. Our pensions advisers ISIO explain the detail behind it. With difficult market

25 March 2020

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Finance
Accounting

Accounting for Voluntary Right to Buy sales

We held a meeting earlier this year in response to a number of queries we've received around accounting for Voluntary Right to Buy sales. Since the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) agreement

19 March 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Responding to coronavirus (webinar)

This webinar recording provided a space for our members to share best practice around preparing for and mitigating the impact of coronavirus on our residents and services. Hear from our speakers:

18 March 2020

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Finance
Supply of new homes

Modern Methods of Construction – guidance on lending issue

Many housing associations are now considering using modern methods of construction, but some lenders are unwilling to allow properties built in this way to be secured against their loans.

13 March 2020

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Toolkit

Influencing Academy

What is Influencing Academy? Influencing Academy is a three-day residential programme that aims to develop leaders in influencing from every part of the housing association sector. Now in its 4th

10 March 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Briefing on the review of the ban on the use of combustible materials

Member only The government is consulting on proposals to change the requirements of building regulations which would, in effect, ban the use of combustible materials: In and on the external walls

26 February 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Governance
Briefing

Building safety for board members - what you need to know

Member only 1. New consolidated advice note – how will it impact your organisation? 2. Risk prioritisation in existing buildings – our submission to the government’s call for evidence 3.

25 February 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Submission

Our submission to the call for evidence on risk prioritisation in existing buildings

The government's call for evidence on fire safety: risk prioritisation in existing buildings sought views on:  How to assess and prioritise fire safety risks.  How to better understand

21 February 2020

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Briefing

First Homes consultation briefing

We want to hear members’ views on the potential impacts of the government’s First Homes policy, which is currently open to consultation. First Homes are new properties to be sold for at least 30%

13 February 2020

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Submission

A Home for Everyone – our submission for the Budget 2020

In this Budget, the government has an opportunity to commit to the investment needed to end the housing crisis for good. Housing associations share the government’s ambition for better homes and

12 February 2020

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Quality of homes
Response
Climate change

The Future Homes Standard – our consultation response

The government has started consulting on a new Future Homes Standard. Read our response to the first of two consultations. The government has committed to the introduction of a Future Homes

11 February 2020

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Finance

Credit adjustment spread methods - consultation response

The Bank of England’s Risk-Free Rate Working Group has issued a consultation on credit adjustment. We've published a joint response with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and

07 February 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Risk prioritisation in existing buildings – a call for evidence

About the call for evidence The government has launched a call for evidence on how to prioritise risks in existing buildings and categorise buildings based on risk, to help ensure buildings are

06 February 2020

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing

Definition for specified accommodation

Definition for specified accommodation The issue of the definition of “exempt accommodation” has been a key concern for many housing associations with supported housing. Under the previous

28 January 2020

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Climate change

Taking stock: Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes

Taking stock: Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes This research set out to explore the condition of homes in the sector, both in terms of their physical

27 January 2020

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Finance
Pensions

Pensions accounting guidance

The NHF, in partnership with other sector leaders, has issued guidance to enable housing associations to defined benefit account the Social Housing Pension Scheme and the Scottish Housing

27 January 2020

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Supply of new homes

How many homes did housing associations build in 2018/19?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in 2018/19. Our members completed 45,604 homes which is a 10% increase compared to the previous year. This is a great

24 January 2020

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Governance
Regulation
Webinar

Understanding and meeting regulatory requirements (webinar)

Member only This webinar recording will support boards in considering and planning how their organisations can stay ahead of changes to the regulatory agenda. This webinar took place on 23

23 January 2020

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Brexit

Brexit: latest information (January 2020)

In September 2019 we published a briefing for housing associations to help them prepare for Brexit, focusing on the No Deal scenario, based on the government’s then recently

23 January 2020

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Resource

Housing association factsheet

Download and print our factsheet to give to your local MP an overview of what housing associations are, the work they do and the impact they have on people's lives. Download Political

22 January 2020

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Resource

Invite your MP to visit

General introduction letter and invitation for MP to visit Letter to an MP who visited you during the election campaign Letter to an unsuccessful Parliamentary candidate who visited you during

22 January 2020

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Briefing

Conservative Party manifesto

What was in the Conservative Party manifesto and what does it means for housing associations? The Conservative Party manifesto contains announcements on: Renewing the Affordable Homes Programme.

22 January 2020

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Briefing

A Home for Everyone

We've identified five housing priorities for the new government. Together, we can make Britain’s housing market work for everyone.  Build homes for social rent and ownership The new

22 January 2020

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Resource

Response to government consultation on new shared ownership model

The Government has been consulting on changes to shared ownership that aim to improve customer experience of the product. Housing associations have a strong track record of supporting people into

19 January 2020

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter two 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the second quarter of this year (2019/20), plus numbers delivered in the twelve months to September 2019. The key

15 January 2020

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Briefing

The Lobbying Act

Restrictions on campaigning in the pre-election period Member only The Federation has updated its briefing on the restrictions on campaigning and lobbying activity that apply in relation to the

13 January 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report

Member only We explain what the findings of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report could mean for housing associations, and set out some of the recommendations that could apply to or

13 January 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Building a Safer Future – implications for development teams

Member only Our briefing will help housing association development teams to understand the implications of the Government’s proposed new building safety regime. Please login to access this member

13 January 2020

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Toolkit

Political engagement toolkit

Use these resources to promote #AHomeForEveryone Priorities for the new government Conservative Party manifesto Invite your MP to visit Influencing Academy Your MP needs to understand what you

13 January 2020

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Finance
Briefing

Rent Standard 2020

Member only Communicating with your residents This briefing outlines the new Rent Standard, to take effect on 1 April 2020, which allows for rent increases up to CPI+1% each year. Please login to

10 January 2020

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Supply of new homes
Response

Reform of development corporations consultation response

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently consulted on reforms to development corporations. The consultation asked for suggestions on how to incentivise greater

24 December 2019

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Devolution
Report

Homes for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Housing associations creating great places and supporting growth Member only This publication promotes the role of housing associations in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc in helping the region to

09 December 2019

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Briefing

Swing voters and housing policy

Member only We commissioned YouGov to run a survey of swing voters to understand their views on housing issues ahead of the general election on 12 December. Please login to access this member

06 December 2019

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats

About the proposals Our sector response We’ve responded on behalf of the sector, welcoming the Government’s proposals to reduce the trigger height for sprinkler provision in new high-rise blocks

29 November 2019

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Webinar

Housing Futures: identifying a problem (webinar)

Member only This is the first in our Housing Futures webinar series, which focuses on the Identify phase of the innovation process. In this webinar you will learn about the importance of

21 November 2019

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Land
Supply of new homes
Data
Toolkit

Housing sites mapped: England’s most comprehensive brownfield land map

We’ve updated our award-shortlisted digital resource that plots all brownfield land sites in England. This interactive map is designed to make it easier to locate available brownfield sites

18 November 2019

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Building safety and asset management
Briefing

Hackitt Review briefing

Member only Our member briefing on the Interim Report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety provides a summary of the key findings, recommendations, the response

11 November 2019

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

Development guide for smaller housing associations

Development guide for smaller housing associations Member only This guide to development is tailored specifically for smaller housing associations, describing each stage of the process and

06 November 2019

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Toolkit

Housing Counts Online Access

29 October 2019

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Together with tenants
Briefing

Together with Tenants - updates and reflections

1. Progress with early adopters 2. Input from the Tenant Advisory Panel and Member Steering Group 3. Working with Government 4. Other reflections 5. Next steps Our Together with Tenants

29 October 2019

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Health
Response

Green Paper on NHS prevention - response

The Federation has responded to the Government’s proposed approach to putting prevention at the centre of healthcare. The Green Paper, titled Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s,

28 October 2019

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Regeneration
Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Response

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission interim report response

We’ve responded to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s consultation after it recently sought feedback on its interim report. Our response draws on our May submission to

23 October 2019

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Diversity and equality
Report

Homes for BME Communities

Working together to create diverse and inclusive place where everyone can thrive Ageing well Ensuring people from BME backgrounds can access and sustain housing Enabling routes into employment

16 October 2019

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Homelessness
Submission

Homelessness Reduction Act call for evidence

Our response covers several key recommendations, including that the Government must tackle the root causes of homelessness – lack of supply, welfare, and support. The Homelessness Reduction Act

15 October 2019

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Report

Working together to end homelessness

The Federation and the Local Government Association (LGA) have launched a joint report on how local authorities and housing associations can work together to end homelessness. In November and

08 October 2019

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Data

The affordability of private rental properties

We’ve published new research revealing that 9 out of 10 homes for rent are too expensive for families on housing benefit. Analysis of data on private rental listings extracted from Zoopla found

06 October 2019

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Supply of new homes
Briefing

How many homes did housing associations build in quarter one 2019/20?

This briefing details the number of homes housing associations developed in the first quarter of this year (2019/20). The key findings are: Housing associations started to build 51,618 homes in

01 October 2019

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Universal credit and welfare reform
Report

We want the government to fix flaws in the Universal Credit system

We want to see a benefits system that works for everyone, that gives people enough money to live on, that supports people into work and that ensures everyone has fair access to affordable

01 October 2019

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Together with tenants

Together with Tenants - get ready for rollout

Our leaflet explains why our Together with Tenants work is so important for the sector, and the questions you should be asking within your organisation ahead of the 2020 rollout. Together with

24 September 2019

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Resource

Making the most of your Federation membership

As a member of the National Housing Federation, anyone from your organisation can get involved in our work. Find out how with our member benefits checklist. Are you making the most of your

23 September 2019

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Brexit
Briefing

Preparing for Brexit - briefing for members

This briefing sets out the key challenges Brexit may bring for housing associations and how the sector can prepare. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit process, housing associations are uniquely

18 September 2019

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Building a safer future consultation response

The Government has proposed a fundamental reform of the building regulatory system, as outlined in the Building a Safer Future consultation. We have gathered feedback from our members and submitted

30 July 2019

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Together with tenants

Together with Tenants revised plan and charter

Following extensive feedback from our two-month consultation, we have published a revised version of the Together with Tenants plan and charter. We published our draft Together with Tenants plan

24 July 2019

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Resource

Risk and assurance (webinar)

Member only This webinar explores the role of board members in managing risk and assurance. The uncertain economic and political climate we're currently facing presents a difficult environment

23 July 2019

Houses Houses
Regeneration
Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Submission

Building Better, Building Beautiful consultation submission

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission recently consulted on a range of questions about beauty and design in the planning process. These include: Whether 'beauty' should be a

11 June 2019

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Building safety and asset management
Submission

Technical review of Approved Document B

The Federation has submitted views to the Government’s call to evidence on a review of Approved Document B, which provides guidance on meeting the fire safety requirements of building regulations.

04 March 2019

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Finance
Treasury

Mortgagee Protection Clause - amended GLA version

The Greater London Authority has issued a new version of the model mortgagee protection clause, which has been revised following discussions with housing associations and sector specialists. The

20 February 2019

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Building safety and asset management
Together with tenants
Response

The Social Housing Green Paper – our response

We’ve published our response, on behalf of the sector, along with a seven-point summary of our key recommendations. The Green Paper covers a range of issues that are central to the housing

06 November 2018

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Governance
Regulation

Document retention and disposal for housing associations

This document explains the requirements to retain and dispose of data for housing associations and provides guidance on appropriate data handling and disposal. We have revised and updated

22 October 2018

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Publication

Housing SORP: 2018 update

15 October 2018

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Building safety and asset management
Response

Clarification of Approved Document B consultation

We have responded to the government’s consultation on the clarification of Approved Document B (ADB) of the Building Regulations. As part of its policy response to the fire at Grenfell Tower, the

07 October 2018

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Building safety and asset management
Response

MHCLG consultation on banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings

14 August 2018 The National Housing Federation supports the overall proposal put forward in the consultation to ban the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise buildings.

13 August 2018

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Finance
Guidance

Anti-money laundering guidance

The Federation has updated its guide to the UK’s anti-money laundering legislation. The guide aims to ensure that members are compliant with the legislation and to protect them from the effects

10 July 2018

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Finance
Assurance
Governance

Consumer credit authorisation - guidance for housing associations

The aim of this guidance is to assist housing associations both in applying legislation to their businesses and in understanding how and when to get authorised for consumer credit/FCA regulated

04 July 2018

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Publication

Board Appraisal: The importance of honest conversations

12 June 2018

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Rural housing
Report

Affordable housing saving rural services: rural life monitor 2017

Our report illustrates how building affordable homes in rural areas can help to maintain vital services for local communities. Services such as schools and pubs are the pillars of rural community

13 November 2017

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Publication

Developing Affordable Housing (3rd edition)

08 November 2017

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Finance

Example Standard Mortgagee Protection Clause

A Securitisation Working Group (SWG) made up of various sector stakeholders has formulated an example mortgagee protection clause which should allow housing associations to obtain Market Value

09 April 2017

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Publication

Countering Fraud

23 March 2017

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Toolkit

Flooding toolkit

Top tips During a flood After a flood This flooding toolkit is designed to help housing associations prepare in case of a flood, or manage in the event of a flood. The expected increase in

08 December 2016

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Publication

Board Members' Resource Pack - governance/induction set

18 November 2016

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Publication

Board Members' Resource Pack - operational set

18 November 2016

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Publication

Board Members' Resource Pack

18 November 2016

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Toolkit

Directory of Members (online access)

The Directory of Members is a highly-valued reference tool providing you with unique listings of around 800 member housing associations.

08 March 2016

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Toolkit

Directory of Members (access and data export package)

The Directory of Members is a highly-valued reference tool providing you with unique listings of around 800 member housing associations.

08 March 2016

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Publication

Housing Jargon

24 February 2016

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Publication

Housing Standards Handbook

12 January 2016

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Finance
Governance
Regulation

Mergers, Group Structures and Partnerships: a voluntary code for housing associations

Produced on our behalf by Savills, this code has been written to provide a framework for organisations’ boards and executives to work to, having decided that a merger, group structure or other

15 December 2015

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Publication

Understanding Development Appraisal

08 December 2015

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Governance
Regulation
Toolkit

Model rules

Model Rules 2015 Guide to the Model Rules The Federation, as sponsor for the Model Rules has revised them so they are compliant with recent legislation, good practice, and regulatory

27 March 2015

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Publication

Finance Demystified

15 October 2014

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Publication

Code of Conduct 2012

22 October 2012

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Depreciation Matrix 2012

15 September 2012

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Leadership and control

30 March 2011

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Model tenancy agreements

Member only Assured non-shorthold tenancy Assured shorthold fixed-term tenancy Assured shorthold tenancy Model support agreement The Federation has updated its model tenancies to take account of

08 March 2011

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National matrix of property components 2011

02 February 2011