Archive

Archive

All our present and past news items are shown below:


DateHeadline
14-December-2021
The proposed TSMs are part of the changes to consumer regulation set out in the Social Housing ...
09-December-2021
This update includes the following: 
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23-November-2021
This report is based on a year-long examination of council-ALMO structures and relationships. I...
23-November-2021
The report is based on a year-long examination of council-ALMO structures and relationships. It...
22-November-2021

Policy paper setting out initial thinking and approach to implementing the changes to consumer re...

05-November-2021This update includes the following: 
·         Chancellor’s Budget and Spending Review 2021 – Headlines
·         Spotlight on Damp and Mould – It’s not Lifestyle
·         Factsheets on the Building Safety Bill
·         Recent publications
·         CWAG – Next General Meeting Details
 

Chancellor’s Budget and Spending Review - October 2021 – Headlines

12-October-2021This update includes the following: 
·         Fire Safety Update
·         Bids invited for LGA Housing Advisers Programme
·         Joint CWAG / NFA Seminar – 22nd September 2021
·         CWAG Annual General Meeting - 28th September 2021
·         New in the library/ recent releases
 

Fire Safety Update

The Fire Safety Act 2021 received Royal Assent in April. I...
12-October-2021

This annual review highlights key themes and interesting case studies arising from the Regulator&...

12-October-2021
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance intended to help those responsible...
12-October-2021
Camden Council is part of the Early Adopters Group for fire safety and at the CWAG General Meet...
07-September-2021

This update includes the following:

 
·         Executive Members Wanted!
·         Fire Safety Act Commencement Preparation
·         LGA Future Foundations Housing Campaign
·         Joint CWAG / NFA Seminar – 22nd September 2021
·         CWAG Annual General Meeting - 28th September 2021
·         New in the library/ recent releases
 

This update includes the following:

 
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02-August-2021

This update includes the following:  

  • CWAG Organisational Update
  • Building Safety Bill
  • Latest NFA / ARCH Welfare Reform Survey
  • CWAG Annual General Meeting - 28th September 2021
  • Recent Government releases / New in the library

 

CWAG Organis...

05-July-2021

This update includes the following: 

·       Positive council housing stories campaign
·       Housing Inquiry launched by House of Lords Select Committee
·       Recently published Housing Ombudsman Reports
·       Recent Government releases
·       Future CWAG Meetings - Timetable 2021

 

Positive council housing stories campaign

The LGA is developing a campaign ...
06-May-2021

This update includes the following:  

• Next CWAG General meeting - ALMO Clienting
• Housing Ombudsman to investigate damp and mould issues.
• Fire Safety Act 2021
• Recent Government releases
• Future CWAG Meetings - Timetable 2021
 

Next CWAG General Meeting - ALMO Clienting – 19th May 2021 

The next CWAG ...
25-March-2021

This update includes the following: 

·         RTB Receipts Consultation Response
·         CWAG Decarbonisation Meeting
·         Complaints Update
·         Smart Clienting Project
·         Recent Publications
 

RTB Receipts Consultation Response

The long-awaited government response to it...
25-February-2021

This update includes the following: 

·         CWAG / NFA Smart Clienting Project
·         Review of the Decent Homes Standard
·         CWAG Decarbonisation Meeting
·         Evictions ban extended until 31st March 2021
·         LGA webinar – What next for the regulation of council housing?
·         Recent Publications
 

 Smart Clienting Project

 

CWAG and the National Federation of ALMO...
15-January-2021

This update includes the following: 

·         National Lockdown - Latest Covid Guidance Updates
·         CWAG Clienting Survey – feedback and next steps
·         Government Announces Reform of Leasehold
·         CWAG Finance and Business Planning Meeting
·         New reports setting out landlord performance on tenant complaints
 
This update includes the following: 
&midd...
26-November-2020

This update includes the following: 

·         Social Housing White Paper – key issues for councils with ALMOs
·         Spending Review Headlines
·         Next CWAG Event - details
·         CWAG Clienting Survey  - Reminder
·         LGA Housing Advisers Programme 2020/21 - opens for bids
·         Recent publications and government releases
 

Social Housing White Paper – Key issues for councils with ALMOs

The lon...
30-October-2020

This update includes the following: 

·         CSR Dropped due to Covid pressures
·         Overview of recent publications
 

CSR Dropped due to Covid Pressures

On 21st October, the...
28-September-2020

This update includes the following: 

·         CWAG AGM September 2020
·         Evictions Ban Update
·         Affordable Homes Programme Launched
·         New Shared Ownership Model
·         Consultation Paper – Raising accessibility standards for new homes
·         New in the Library / Recent Publications
 

CWAG Annual General Meeting

Jenny Osbourne from Tpas was our AGM speaker this year, h...
27-August-2020

This update includes the following: 

·         Government plans for reform of the planning system
·         Draft Building Safety Bill
·         Evictions Ban extended
·         CWAG AGM September 2020
·         New in the Library / Recent Publications 

Government plans for reform of the planning system

On 6th August, the Government publ...
09-July-2020

This update includes the following: 

 
·         Chancellor’s Summer Economic Statement
·         TPAS Tenant Engagement Report
·         CWAG Alternative General Meeting Feedback
·         Executive Vacancy
·         Latest information on Covid19 / New in the Library / Recent Publications
 

Chancellor’s Summer Economic Statement

 

This included the followi...
16-April-2020

 

 Covid19 and renting: guidance for l...

18-March-2020

This update includes the following: 

 
·         Budget 2020 – Housing Announcements
·         Housing Ombudsman - changes to Complaints Arrangements
·         First Homes- Consultation
·         Coronavirus and future CWAG Events
·         New in the Library / Recent Publications
 

This update includes the following: 

 
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03-February-2020
This update includes the following: 
 
·         Housing priorities and proposed legislation
·         Fire Safety Announcements
·         CWAG Finance and Business Planning Meeting
·         Ministerial visits and new build
·         Recent Publications

 

Housing priorities and planned legislation

The Queen’s Speech opening the new ses...

28-November-2019
This update includes the following: 
 
·         Housing Policy as featured in the Election Manifestos
·         CWAG Members’ Survey ‘You and Your ALMO’
·         Diary Date – CWAG Finance and Business Planning Workshop
·         Velux Safety Warning
·         CIPFA – new housing products
·         Publications / New in the Library
 

Housing Policy as featured in the Election Manifestos

With the General Election fast ...
17-October-2019

This update includes the following: 

 
·         CWAG Annual General Meeting
·         Housing Policy as featured during the Party Conferences
·         New Right to Shared Ownership
·         New council houses win the Stirling Architectural Prize
·         Recent Government Releases / Publications
·         Other Publications
·         Reminder on rents from the Regulator
 

CWAG Annual General Meeting

 

We were very pleased to welcome Alistair M...
22-August-2019

This update includes the following: 

 ·        Ministerial changes

·        ARCH/NFA Universal Credit Survey
·        Changes to the CWAG website
·        CWAG Annual General Meeting
·        Recent Publications
August is traditionally a quiet month and this year is no exception, notwithstanding the changi...
06-August-2019
04-July-2019

This update includes the following: 

 ·         CWAG/ Tpas - Tenant Engagement Good Practice Toolkit

·         Building a Safer Future consultation
·         Addison Act Celebrations update
·         Response to the Social Housing Green Paper likely to be September
·         Recent Publications /New in the Library
·         Save the Date
 

 CWAG Project with Tpas - Tenant Engagement Good Practice Toolkit 

 CWAG...

24-May-2019

This update includes the following: 

  • Regulator issues reminder on Consumer Standards Compliance
  • Consultation on the Rent Standard from April 2020
  • Addison Act Celebrations
  • Recent Publications /New in the Library

Regulator issues reminder on Consumer Standards compliance

The Regulator of Social Ho...
20-March-2019

 This update includes the following topics:  

  • Changes to Rent Regulation
  • Update from the Consumer Standards Working Group
  • 53 Mondays and Universal Credit
  • Addison Act Commemorations
  • Recent Publications / New in the Library 

 This update includes the following topics:  

 

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25-February-2019

This update includes the following topics: 

  • Government plans for overhaul of housing complaints system
  • Future CWAG Meetings – Diary Dates
  • Addison Act Commemorations
  • Recent Publications / New in the Library

This update includes the following topics: 

 
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18-January-2019

This update includes the following topics:

  • Government publishes response to the Hackitt Review
  • Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Act
  • Social Housing Commission Report - Shelter
  • New build Network Meeting - 20th February 2019
  • 53 Week Rent Year and Universal Credit
  • New in the Library

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22-November-2018

This update includes the following topics:

  • Responding to the Social Housing Green Paper
  • CIH launches rethinking allocations project
  • Review of the CWAG website
  • LGA Business Ready Springboard Programme
  • Members' Noticeboard - CWAG Website
  • Recent Publications / New in the Library
  • Responding to the Social Housing Green

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15-October-2018

This update includes the following topics:

  • Social Housing Green Paper
  • CWAG Annual General Meeting
  • Announcement on lifting of HRA borrowing caps
  • Consultation on Rents for Social Housing post 2010
  • Recent Publications / New in the Library

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11-July-2018

This update includes the following topics:

  • Tenant engagement update
  • Prospectus - Additional HRA Borrowing Programme
  • Rethinking Social Housing Report CIH
  • Right to Buy - is it time for a re-think?
  • CWAG Website - New in the Library

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21-May-2018
This update includes information and links to the following topics: 
 
·         Social Housing Green Paper Update
·         Feedback from ARCH New build Network Meeting attended by CWAG
·         Hackitt Report
·         Welfare Reform Survey – NFA
·         Building Council Homes for Londoners – Prospectus
·         Right to Buy Receipts – review announced
·         New documents in the library / Recent Publications
 
 
 
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17-December-2013Presentation Slides from the CWAG Finance Workshop held on 12th December 2013 are now available in the library

Slides provide a general update of current finance issues including:

Business Pla...

10-October-2013Minutes and presentations from the CWAG Annual General Meeting on 1st October 2013 are now available in the library

The Minutes of the CWAG AGM are no...

25-March-2013CWAG Annual Report to LGA Leadership Board

As a Special Interest Group of the LGA, CWAG is required to provide an annual report covering: