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Andrew Millross

There is a quiet, fearful anticipation in the trenches. After a barrage of consultations from the Cabinet Office on how to implement the new European procurement Directives in the UK, the consultation process has now fallen silent.

Andrew Millross

NHMF Bulletin 2014 - See all articles from 2014

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Peter Holbrook

In January 2013, the Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force. The law calls for public sector commissioners to try to weave in social and environmental benefit that is beyond the primary purpose of a contract. This means that public bodies, including housing associations and local authorities, can ask contract providers – whether they are private businesses, charities or social enterprises – to deliver services in a way that also creates added community value. An example of this would be creating local apprenticeships or jobs for disadvantaged people, such as those who are long term unemployed, living with a disability or have spent time in prison.

Peter Holbrook

NHMF Bulletin 2014 - See all articles from 2014

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Shaun Aldis

You wouldn’t think a text message booking a taxi would transform a housing repair service, but that is exactly how Wolverhampton Homes was inspired to improve its housing repair service.

Shaun Aldis

NHMF Bulletin 2014 - See all articles from 2014

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David Orr

Of all the conferences I speak at, and there are a lot, one of my favourite things about speaking to the NHMF Conference is that it is the best opportunity I have to get a clear view of what is actually being delivered by asset managers across the country. So instead of just talking at the audience, I decided to ask a few questions. The answers to which were instructive:

David Orr

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Liz Circuit

On behalf of the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) I would like to thank all our contributors for the time spent preparing these articles and for sharing their views and expertise. All the articles relate to the perennial balancing act of using the available budget to provide good, safe housing to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Liz Circuit

NHMF Bulletin 2014 - See all articles from 2014