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17th August 2018 - Blog by Helen McGrath, Policy & Communications Manager

Publish date: 17/08/2018

The Ministry of Housing. Communities and Local Government published its social housing green paper this week which focuses on the relationship between social tenants and landlords; strengthening the regulatory framework in respect of the governance and financial viability of housing associations and proposing publication of key performance indicators, changes to the right to buy, complaints resolution and removing the stigma of social housing. The consultation ends on 6th November 2018. The paper can be found here.

A parallel consultation is also taking place on the use of receipts raised from the sale of right to buy properties. That consultation ends on 9th October and can be accessed through the same link.

If you have comments on the consultation LLG wants to hear from you to effectively represent your views and concerns.

In other news we still have bursaries available for the distance learner MSc in Local Government Legal Professional Leadership with Northumbria University. Enhance you career development opportunities and receive up to £3K to help fund the course. For more information click here.

LLG have also launched the LLG Awards 2018 which this year return to London at the Waldorf Hotel. It has been 3 years since the city hosted the Awards and we are looking forward to a brilliant event. We have some new exciting categories this year. For the Brochure detailing category information and nomination from please click here. You can follow all the awards developments at #LLGAwards18

Finally, two regional events to highlight: Anthony Collins is hosting a bespoke free training programme on 27th September at its Birmingham Office examining financial sustainability through commercialisation. Lunch is also provided. Click here for more details.

Weightmans on the same date (27th September) is hosting a revised Monitoring Officer's Group for the North West at its Liverpool Offices. To feed into topic ideas and receive updates about the event please email Amy.Lavery@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Finally, please do visit the forum to discuss the GDPR Legal Insights Article contained within this bulletin.

If you want to discuss the consultation, Awards, MSc bursary or regional events please contact me at Helen@lawingov.org.uk

Helen McGrath

Policy & Communications Manager

Lawyers in Local Government