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  • Esther McVey appointed MHCLG minister of state

    25 July 2019

    Ms McVey was named in the role late last night, which will also see her attend cabinet.It came just . . . more

  • Robert Jenrick replaces James Brokenshire as housing secretary

    25 July 2019

    Robert Jenrick has been named secretary of state for housing, communities and local government as a . . . more

  • Government failing to fully support local authorities to prepare for Brexit – urgent action needed

    3 April 2019

    The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called on the Government to take urgent . . . more

  • Commons committee examines finance industry and housing strategy bodies on modern methods of construction

    28 March 2019

    The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continues its inquiry into Modern Methods . . . more

  • What impact is Universal Credit having on the Landlord/Tenant relationship and Good Practice being introduced?

    28 February 2019

    What impact is Universal Credit having on the Landlord/Tenant relationship and Good Practice being . . . more

  • Minister gives evidence on Leasehold Reform

    31 January 2019

    The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee hold the final session of their inquiry . . . more

  • Research into Resident Scrutiny Methods

    31 January 2019

    Research into Resident Scrutiny . . . more

  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee investigates building regulations and fire safety

    23 January 2019

    The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee a holds one-off session on . . . more

  • Michael Guest a qualified housing professional for 40 years

    1 September 2018

    It was 40 years ago that Michael Guest gained the Diploma in Housing and Professional Qualification . . . more

  • Kit Malthouse appointed new housing minister

    9 July 2018

    Kit Malthouse has been appointed as the new housing minister after Dominic Raab left the post to . . . more

  • Michael Guest awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies

    8 July 2018

    After last year's MSc (with Meriit Award) in Leadership and Management from the University of South . . . more

  • Social Housing Profession conflicted?

    22 May 2018

    Social Housing Profession . . . more

  • James Brokenshire becomes the new Housing Secretary

    1 May 2018

    The prime minister has moved Sajid Javid to become Home Secretary.   James Brokenshire . . . more

  • Government to professionalise the estate agent market

    8 April 2018

    New measures will be introduced to professionalise the estate agent market, driving up standards . . . more

  • Has risk based regulation improved the accountability of housing providers?

    21 March 2018

    Has risk based regulation improved the accountability of housing . . . more

  • Mediation - A important tool in effective Anti-social Behaviour Case Management

    13 March 2018

    Mediation - A important tool in effective Anti-social Behaviour Case Management.  Click below . . . more

  • How social housing organisations should position themselves

    24 January 2018

    How social housing organisations should position . . . more

  • Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 receives Second Reading

    19 January 2018

    This Bill has been sent to Public Bill Committee. The first sitting of the committee will . . . more

  • DCLG renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    9 January 2018

    Housing has been added to the departmental and ministerial titles at the former Department for . . . more

  • MPs investigate 'rogue' landlords

    4 January 2018

    The Communities and Local Government Committee has held its first oral evidence session as part of . . . more

  • No higher-value asset payments in 2018/19, Javid confirms

    2 January 2018

    Councils will not be forced to sell off any higher-value council homes before at least April 2019, . . . more

  • Housing and Regeneration in the Budget

    22 November 2017

    Summary of Housing and Regeneration mesaures in the Autumn 2017 BudgetInvestment of £44bn in . . . more

  • Housing Policy Challenges for the Housing Sector

    15 November 2017

    Housing Policy Challenges for the Housing . . . more

  • Michael Guest admitted as a Chartered Manager

    4 October 2017

    Michael Guest has been admitted as a Chartered Manager by the Chartered Management . . . more

  • Will the Grenfell Tower disaster result in transformation policy change?

    20 September 2017

    Will the Grenfell Tower disaster result in transformational policy . . . more

  • Homelessness Reduction Act to commence from next April year

    16 August 2017

    The Homelessness Reduction Act will come into force from April next year, the Department for . . . more

  • Michael Guest admitted as Certified Management Consultant

    12 August 2017

    After a detailed assessment process, Michael Guest has been admitted as a Certified Management . . . more

  • Michael Guest admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management

    25 July 2017

    At its meeting of 21 July 2017, the Fellowship Panel of the Institute of Leadership and Management . . . more

  • Resident Engagement – Making sure the social remains in social housing

    25 June 2017

    HQN have published to their Resident Network a Briefing written by Michael Guest - 'Resident . . . more

  • Michael Guest gains MSc. with Merit Award

    21 June 2017

    Michael Guest has acheived a University of South Wales Master of Science Degree, in Leadership and . . . more

  • Resident Engagement - Making sure the social remains in social housing

    21 June 2017

    Resident Engagement  - Making sure the social remains in social . . . more

  • Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 receives Royal Assent

    3 May 2017

    The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 has received Royal Assent.  See below for . . . more

  • What Leadership and Management Competencies are needed in the Social Housing Sector as it prepares for its future?

    19 April 2017

    What Leadership and Management Competencies are needed in the Housing Sector as it prepares for its . . . more

  • Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17: Committee Stages

    17 March 2017

    Committee stage in the House of Lords On 10 March the Bill reached committee stage in the . . . more

  • More affordable housing promised in White Paper

    7 February 2017

    The government has vowed to build more affordable houses and help people buy and rent, after . . . more

  • New money for affordable homes released

    5 January 2017

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (5 January 2017) announced £7 billion as a part of the . . . more

  • Government gives green light for construction of thousands of new Starter Homes

    3 January 2017

    017 will see the first Starter Homes being built on brownfield sites across the country, Housing . . . more

  • Government proposes new social housing regulator

    30 November 2016

    Inside Housing reports that the government plans to create a new social housing regulator, . . . more

  • Housing associations and councils questioned on homebuilding

    28 November 2016

    The Communities and Local Government Committee questioned housing associations on their . . . more

  • The government will support the Homelessness Reduction Bill, the communities secretary has announced

    25 October 2016

    Sajid Javid, in parliament today, confirmed ministers will back the bill, which would impose duties . . . more

  • Homelessness Reduction Bill supported by Communities and Local Government Committee

    14 October 2016

    The Communities and Local Government Committee has published a  report in support of . . . more

  • Capacity in the homebuilding industry explored

    14 October 2016

    The Communities and Local Government Committee has questioned senior representatives from home . . . more

  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill passes its second reading in the House of Commons

    12 October 2016

    The Neighbourhood Planning Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.  The . . . more

  • Home Ownership 'At 30-Year Low In England'

    4 August 2016

    Home Ownership 'At 30-Year Low In England'. . . . more

  • Will Brexit make UK housing crisis even worse?

    22 July 2016

    Will Brexit make UK housing crisis even worse? . . . more

  • Gavin Barwell has been appointed as the new housing minister

    17 July 2016

    Gavin Barwell has been appointed as the new housing minister. . . . more

  • Housing and Planning Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

    12 May 2016

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 receives Royal Assent. . . . more

  • Michael Guest Associates and Capsticks Solicitors make a collaboration agreement

    25 March 2016

    Michael Guest Associates and national law firm Capsticks have reached a collboration agreement to . . . more

  • Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 - House of Lords Report Stage Approaches

    16 March 2016

    Line by line examination of the Bill took place during the first day of committee stage on 9 . . . more

  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

    16 March 2016

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  • House of Lords make amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16

    10 February 2016

    The House of Lords made a number of amendments to the Bill.The date for consideration of the Lords . . . more

  • Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 progress - Bill moves to the House of Lords

    14 January 2016

    Having met in Committee debate 15 times up until yesterday, the next step of the Commons Commitee . . . more

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill: House of Lords progress - Committee stage provisionally on 12th January and Report Stage provisionally on 25th and 27th January.

    23 December 2015

    A Bill to make provision about reports on progress towards full employment and the apprenticeships . . . more

  • Second reading of Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16 17th November

    4 November 2015

    First reading took place on 28 October. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the . . . more

  • Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 passes second Common Reading

    2 November 2015

    The Housing and Planning Bill tonight passed its second reading in the House of Commons. A . . . more

  • ONS reclassifies Housing Associations as Public Sector

    30 October 2015

    An Office for National Statistics review has concluded that Housing associations are part of the . . . more

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16 passed third reading in the House of Commons on 27 October 2015

    27 October 2015

    This Bill to makes provisions about full employment and the apprenticeships target; support for . . . more

  • Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 receives its first reading

    13 October 2015

    The Housing and Planning Bill is a public bill introduced to Parliament by the Government.The . . . more

  • Michael Guest Associates - 20 years on

    1 August 2015

    August 1st marked 20 years of Michael Guest Associates' support to the housing sector through award . . . more

  • TPAS National Award for Excellence in Co-regulation

    9 July 2015

    Many congratulations to the Resident Council and Resident Inspectors of Paragon in winning the TPAS . . . more

  • Wiltshire Council Housing Scrutiny gets underway

    1 June 2015

    The Housing Assurance Panel of Wiltshire Council, working under new resident involvement . . . more

  • Resident Inspection concludes review of Anti Social Behaviour Case Management

    28 May 2015

    With Michael Guest as their Independent Advisor, the Resident Inspection Team of Paragon Housing . . . more

  • Resident Scrutiny makes recommendations

    25 May 2015

    Resident Scrutiny makes recommendationsAdvised and supported by Michael Guest, the Resident . . . more

  • Board Member Appraisal Programme concludes

    22 May 2015

    An independently facilitated board member appraisal programme provided by Michael Guest for West . . . more

  • Paragon of Co-regulation!

    6 February 2015

    Many congratulations to the Resident Council and Resident Inspectors of Paragon in winning the TPAS . . . more

  • Support to governance arrangements at Stonewater - Jephson/Raglan merger

    12 January 2015

    Graham Maunders, Associate Consultant, is to deliver sessions for the new Regional Committees of . . . more

  • Programmes commence for Housing Board and Resident Assurance Panel

    8 January 2015

    Programmes commissioned for the Wiltshire Housing Board and  Housing Assurance Panel are about . . . more