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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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NHF conference 2017 | See Media
NHF Conference 2017: Best bits from Birmingham
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The See Media team have highlighted everything housing professionals need to know from this year's NHF Conference 2017: 1. Sajid Javid walks the rents tightrope The Tuesday morning speech by the Communities Secretary at the National Housing Federation Annual Conference...
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Tower block | See Media | Housing PR
Housing 2017, day three: How are landlords making tower blocks safer?
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Grenfell Tower was often the only subject on everyone’s lips at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual event in Manchester this week. Yet, it was striking how little common direction existed in efforts to make homes safe in the wake...
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Missing Minister | PR & Marketing | Housing comms
Housing 2017, day three: The Missing Minister
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It's been 22 years since a housing minister last failed to address the CIH annual housing conference. But this year, on the final day of conference, the newly appointed housing minister Alok Sharma MP pulled out of his keynote speaking...
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Time to talk | Housing marketing
Housing 2017 day two: time to talk
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It’s been four years since I attended the Chartered Institute of Housing conference. The last time I was here, in June 2013, the coalition government was in power and it was placing all of its emphasis on home ownership.
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