Policy Responses and Submissions
Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) consultation - 11/05/2009
The Federation has responded to the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on proposals for a Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). Our submission calls for a central role for housing associations in CESP and makes recommendations for how the programme could be delivered effectively.
Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) uplift consultation - 14/04/2009
The Federation has responded to the Government's proposal for a 20% increase in the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT). CERT has shown itself to be a useful scheme that has made an important contribution to improving properties and reducing emissions, and we support the proposed uplift. We have also responded on a number of more technical issues arising from the CERT scheme.
Draft Planning Policy Statement: Eco-towns Consultation Response - 06/04/2009
The Federation has responded to the Government's Eco-towns Planning Policy Statement consultation. The Federation believes that its members have a significant contribution to make in the delivery of the Eco-towns and in ensuring that the design and environmental standards are high.
Flood Emergency Framework Consultation - 25/03/2009
The Federation has responded to the DEFRA consultation on proposals to develop a National Flood Emergency Framework.
Component accounting: responses to the RSL SORP Working Party consultation - 10/02/2009
The RSL SORP Working Party has been consulting on component accounting as part of its work to oversee the development of the statement of recommended practice (SORP). Read a summary of responses to the group's recent consultation.
The National Housing Federation, Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will work together to highlight the new jobs and growth that more investment in housing could bring to the West Midlands.
Responding to plans by David Cameron to stop housing benefit to those under 25 years old, David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, which represents England's housing associations, says:
Thousands of families in social housing face being driven into poverty after the Government rejected moves to protect vulnerable people from the bedroom tax.
This flagship event is a forum for chief executives and chairs of the housing sector to network with each other and learn from a range of high-profile and inspirational speakers from media, political and housing backgrounds. It takes place in Park Plaza Victoria, London.
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Figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government report the UK is building not even half the homes needed to ease the country’s housing shortage, even as millions of people are still in need of a home.