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Knife crime | Housing PR & marketing
What Sadiq Khan should have said on knife crime
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When the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave an interview on rising knife crime in the capital to BBC Radio Four’s Today programme earlier this month, he knew it was going to be tough. However, he would have hoped to avoid...
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Estate regeneration ballot | See Media
Why Barnet tenants backed HA in estate regeneration ballot
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Although the week has been dominated by Brexit, from a housing perspective, the news of the first successful estate regeneration ballot in London is worth rescuing from beneath the deluge of EU-related headlines.
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Who will be the next Tory leader? | | Strategic housing communications
Who will be the next Tory leader?
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An old CEO of mine used to repeat each year, with a tedious sense of dread: “I hate going to the party conferences. But I always come back feeling closer to the politics.”
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NHF Summit | See Media blog
Four reasons why Theresa May’s appearance at the NHF Summit was a good thing
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The speech given this week by Theresa May at the National Housing Federation’s Summit has provoked a host of reactions from housing professionals – many of them negative. Was it a cheap stunt? Was it nothing more than just platitudes?...
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Green Paper | Social housing comms
What the Green Paper means for social housing
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The Social Housing Green Paper may well mark a seminal moment in the English housing sector. However, this may perhaps be more for what it ushered out than what it ushered in. A number of notable policies introduced during the...
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Good communication | Housing PR | See Media
How good communication is proving to be Gareth Southgate’s greatest skill
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Football’s coming home. Our beloved boys in white (sometimes red, or sometimes blue), are doing the unimaginable – giving England the hope of playing in the World Cup final. And, even more incredibly, giving the country a well-earned distraction from...
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Meltdown Monday | Rail communications | Strategy
Meltdown Monday: The train to nowhere
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Just when we thought our morning commute couldn’t get any worse, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) executives got together, thought “outside the box”, and struck on the idea of rescheduling every single train in its franchise resulting in Monday meltdown. This...
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Dominic Raab | Housing PR | See Media
Dominic Raab and what he means for housing
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The king is dead, long live the king. Or, in this case, Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, the successor as English housing minister to Alok Sharma. In a government reshuffle that is notable in the main for the lack...
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See Media’s Budget Round-up
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Here is See Media's round-up of the announcements in today’s Autumn Budget, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond:   *The speech can be read in full, here   GRENFELL TOWER: A further £28m for the Royal Borough of Kensington...
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Conference | UK housing blog
Conference, housing and *cough*
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A speech marred by ill health, rogue comedians and stage errors – this will be the conference speech that Prime Minister Theresa May will want to forget. Frustratingly for the party, this should have been a good speech – promises...
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