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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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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

Family Family
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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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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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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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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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

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

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

15 September 2020

Crowds Crowds
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

Construction site Construction site
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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Governance/board members
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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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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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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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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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

Code of Governance Code of Governance
Governance/board members

Code of Governance: final consultation

Questions Next steps 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 been

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus
Guidance

Updated guidance for landlords and tenants

Updated 24 July 2020 As of 23 July 2020, the government has issued an updated version of its non-statutory coronavirus guidance for landlords and tenants. Much of this advice reflects the

01 June 2020

Housing estate Housing estate
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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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

Crowds Crowds
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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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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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
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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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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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

Money Money
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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Briefing
Coronavirus

Our response to coronavirus and current priorities

Briefing: 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

24 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/board members
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

Building site Building site
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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Our relationship with Government
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

Member only 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

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

House build House build
Supply of new homes

Planning reform consultation – NHF response

We’ve responded to questions on extending permitted development rights and amending provisions for the disposal of local authority land, raised in a government consultation on planning reforms.

24 January 2020

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Brexit

Brexit: latest information

In September 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

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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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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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

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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Our relationship with Government
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

House build House build
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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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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Our relationship with Government
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

Housing Futures Housing Futures
Creating our future/innovation
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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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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Regulation
Response

Response to consultation on repealing section 21

The Government has been consulting on proposals to repeal section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act. The proposals aim to end ‘no-fault evictions’, where landlords can use Section 21 to end assured

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

construction site construction site
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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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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Supply of new homes
Response

Consultation on a New Homes Ombudsman - NHF response

The Government is committed to legislating so that developers of market tenure homes must belong to a New Homes Ombudsman, and has recently consulted on the details of how such an Ombudsman would

22 August 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

Houses Houses
Great Places/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

Money Money
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

Housing SORP: 2018 update Housing SORP: 2018 update
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

Estate view Estate view
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
Assurance
Governance/board members

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

Board Appraisal: The importance of honest conversations Board Appraisal: The importance of honest conversations
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

Developing Affordable Housing (3rd edition) Developing Affordable Housing (3rd edition)
Publication

Developing Affordable Housing (3rd edition)

08 November 2017

Money Money
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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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

Housing Jargon Housing Jargon
Publication

Housing Jargon

24 February 2016

Housing Standards Handbook Housing Standards Handbook
Publication

Housing Standards Handbook

12 January 2016

Understanding Development Appraisal Understanding Development Appraisal
Publication

Understanding Development Appraisal

08 December 2015

Board Member Pay Board Member Pay
Publication

Board Member Pay

01 April 2015

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Governance/board members
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

Understanding Assurance Understanding Assurance
Publication

Understanding Assurance

04 December 2014

Finance Demystified Finance Demystified
Publication

Finance Demystified

15 October 2014

Risk Management Risk Management
Publication

Risk Management

11 February 2014

Code of Conduct 2012 Code of Conduct 2012
Publication

Code of Conduct 2012

22 October 2012

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Publication

Depreciation Matrix 2012

15 September 2012

Leadership and control Leadership and control
Publication

Leadership and control

30 March 2011

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Resource

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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Publication

National matrix of property components 2011

02 February 2011