Discovering the art of the possible with Microsoft 365
Our very own Hannah Lock writes – Whilst many housing associations were already on their way to adopting MS Teams, the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns pushed this to the top of the priority list and sped up the roll-out. This fantastic platform has been a success for many, however, in the rush to stay connected it’s possible that we’ve missed a few tricks.
Are you getting the best value from your MS365 licensing? Find out more about some of the in-built Teams features that you might be missing out on in this new blog below.
Read it here… Blog – Microsoft Teams
Data Reform Bill announced
Delivered by Prince Charles on 10th May 2022, the Queen’s Speech made clear the government’s intention to reform the UK’s data protection regime by introducing legislation which, according to the government’s explanatory notes, will “take advantage of the benefits of Brexit to create a world-class data rights regime”.Read More
CIH responds to Government plans
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) responds to Government plans to revive Right to Buy for housing association tenants. Coverage over the last few days suggests that Government is considering reviving the Right to Buy scheme by giving people the chance to purchase the properties they rent from housing associations at a discounted price. Read this article for their thoughts.Read More
Social landlords and the pandemic
'What happens when the rule book is taken away’, commissioned by PlaceShapers , We are whg and the National Housing Federation, looks at how social landlords responded to the pandemic and its prospects. The report summarises seven lessons for the future for social landlords and shows that new ways of working "gave the opportunity for greater insight and empathy into tenants’ lives".Read More
Social Housing Regulation Bill: Are the Reforms Enough?
Social Housing Regulation Bill: are the government’s reforms enough to transform the sector? The government has published some draft legislations and set out a plan for rebalancing the landlord-tenant relationship post-Grenfell. Stephen Delahunty for Inside Housing unpicks the proposals.Read More
The 30th edition of the CIH UK Housing Review
The UK Housing Review is a key resource for housing professionals, leaders and policymakers across the public and private housing sectors in the UK. The Review brings together the most important housing statistics for England (and its regions), Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Read More