Briefings

Topical issues, legislative and policy changes, and the latest operational issues all explained in an easy-to-read format, with suggestions for future action.

11 May 2017 PDF (274kB) Shared housing - May 2017

Shared housing - May 2017

Shared housing is not a new concept in the housing market, but recent government changes have made it clear that more…

29 September 2016 PDF (638kB) RIEN member survey

RIEN member survey

Member feedback on the quality of our services is very important to us. We recently asked you, our valued members, for…

26 May 2016 PDF (231kB) The Queens Speech - May 2016

The Queens Speech - May 2016

The Queen’s Speech did not include proposals for new homelessness legislation, but there are two forthcoming…

23 July 2015 PDF (257kB) Summer Budget 2015 - Sue Beasor

Summer Budget 2015 - Sue Beasor

Following on from last week’s briefing which looked at how the bigger picture of how the Budget will affect…

16 July 2015 PDF (233kB) RIEN briefing: Budget 2015

RIEN briefing: Budget 2015

Now that the sector has had chance to take stock of the content of the Chancellor’s Budget Statement last…

30 September 2014 PDF (208kB) Rent setting and inflation

Rent setting and inflation

With the September inflation figure imminent, and budgets for 2015/16 being prepared, councils and housing…

24 February 2014 PDF (164kB) Briefing - The Digital Dozen

Briefing - The Digital Dozen

The Digital Deal provides funding for internet services and training for social housing tenants. Its aims are to…