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TAROE Trust response to RSH Consumer Standards consultation

TAROE Trust has prepared and issued its response to the Regulator of Social Housing’s (RSH) consultation on the new proposed consumer standards. Overall, TAROE Trust warmly welcomes a broad range of the new measures proposed in the standards. However, we believe there are some further improvements that can be made, …

Putting the Heart Back into Social Security: A Response Piece to Grand Union’s Call for Welfare Reform

Author: Dr Hannah Absalom A recent report by Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) highlighted how changes under the Welfare Act 2012 have impacted GUHG’s tenants and the organisation’s priorities. Some of the key points in the report, which can be found here bring to light the impossible circumstances many tenants are finding …

Let’s put the heart back into housing – Campaign launch

We are making the case for the use of psychological and emotional insights as a basis for re-imagining regulated housing in England.  Building on the groundbreaking research that informed our Feeling at Home research project, our first report in our new Emotional Insights series, Rethinking Regulated Housing in England: Home as an emotional …

Disappointment at Government announcement to cap rents at 7%

TAROE Trust has received the news about the Government announcements to cap social housing rent increases at 7% with disappointment. Whilst we welcome the move to cap rents below the previously agreed index linked formula, a 7% increase still represents significant additional pressure on already fragile household finances.  We are …

TAROE Trust responds to Social Housing Rents Consultation

Further to the DLUHC Social Housing Rents Consultation, we have just issued our final consultation response which is available here. In summary, we believe a lower cap is needed now to protect individual households from the massive impact of extremely high levels of inflation and that landlord’s finances are better …

Government consultation on temporary rent cap – Feedback

The Government has published a consultation on a draft Direction to the Regulator of Social Housing about social housing rents in England. The consultation seeks views on a temporary change to social housing rent policy that would take effect from 1 April 2023.  Current rent policy permits social housing rents …

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Select Committee has published report on inquiry into regulation of social housing

The LUHC Select Committee has today (20 July) published its first report on its current inquiry into the regulation of social housing. The inquiry commenced in November 2021, and has received both written and oral submissions from TAROE Trust. The report is warmly welcomed by TAROE Trust, which contains a …

Government announces measures to drive up quality in the sector including a new Social Housing Quality Resident Panel

The Government has launched a range of measures today that are designed to drive up standards in the regulated housing sector. Resident Panel Perhaps most notable is the announcement of a new national Resident Panel which will bring approximately 250 residents from across the country together to discuss and influence …

DLUHC Select Committee Inquiry into Social Housing Regulation

In November 2021, the DLUHC’s Housing Select Committee launched an Inquiry into the Regulation of Social Housing. This Inquiry is being undertaken in light of the Social Housing White Paper released in November 2020 and includes the role of both the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) and the Housing Ombudsman …

Regulator issues ‘Reshaping consumer regulation’ report

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has published a report setting out how it intends to implement the regulatory measures outlined in the Social Housing White Paper issued twelve months ago. This document is intended to set out the framework for its planned engagement with stakeholders and the development and …