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Brexit

Whatever your stance is on Brexit, immigration compounding the housing shortage was an important motivating factor that led many people to opt out of the EU. The subsequent uncertainty has resulted in many EU nationals leaving the UK; has that made the housing crisis any better? Or was decades of chronic under investment from all political parties (sadly still prevalent today) really to blame all along? Housing Association Magazine Editor Joe Bradbury investigates…

Way back in December 2012, Prime Minister Theresa May claimed in an evocative speech that over a third of all new housing demand in Britain was as a direct result of immigration: “There is evidence that without the demand caused by mass immigration, house prices could be 10% lower over a 20-year period,” she commented.

 

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Dealing with anger - heating problems

HAs dealing with tenants with problems sometimes face anger. One way of mitigating that is to make sure that HAs are able to solve tenant problems quickly. Joe Bradbury looks at how HAs can mitigate tenant anger with failing heating systems.

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Glenn Foot from Eaton Security on ensuring your smart products are well-protected from cybersecurity threats

Glenn Foot from Eaton Security on ensuring your smart products are well-protected from cybersecurity threats…

The days when compact mobile devices were simply for making phone calls seem like ancient history. Even the most basic modern smartphone now offers always-on internet connectivity that enables users to control more and more aspects of their lives or work at the tap (or swipe) of a screen.

It means that from managing domestic or workplace heating through to lighting and other applications, there’s no end to the possibilities offered by smartphones and other tools such as tablets. It’s fast, accessible and increasingly easy-to-use technology that has a big appeal.

 

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Joe Bradbury of Housing Association magazine discusses the importance of undertaking maintenance work to your heating systems throughout the summer months.

As we near the end of Spring, we need to be thinking about how to make the most of the lighter days and warmer weather that lie ahead of us. In this article, Joe Bradbury of Housing Association magazine discusses the importance of undertaking maintenance work to your heating systems throughout the summer months and how doing so will save you time, money and heartache in the long run.

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GDPR expert Fiona Anthony

Fiona Anthony is a solicitor at nplaw, a public sector shared legal service based in Norwich advising local government, public bodies and charitable institutions. Here, she advises a spring clean when it come to GDPR compliance…

My most memorable date of 2018 was 25th May. It wasn’t a big birthday or an anniversary, a holiday or a celebration – the sad fact is that it was the day the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into effect. There had been a huge build-up to that point and, in the months beforehand, we had been preparing for the big day, delivering training sessions to packed rooms and checking policies, privacy notices and cookies (regrettably not the ones with chocolate chips in). There was plenty of concern about what the new regime would mean but very little reliable guidance.

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Many consider the NHS to be one of our country’s most invaluable resources, yet it has found itself under immense strain for a long time, a pressure that is only set to increase.

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Sigma Capital – new recruits Kiarash, Jack and Alec

Residential development and urban regeneration company, Sigma Capital Group plc, has expanded its London team with two new recruits, showcasing its continuous success and growth. This growth derives from the launch of Simple Life plc and the subsequent expansion of The PRS REIT’s portfolio of over 1000 homes, with another 3,000 underway.

Launched by Sigma Capital Group plc in December 2016, Simple Life is the sole landlord responsible for Sigma and The PRS REIT plc’s rental property portfolios. Following the launch of The PRS REIT in 2017, Simple Life is now one of the leading brands for family-orientated PRS housing in England. 

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