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Who will be the next Tory leader?

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.” And he was right: party conferences – though exhausting, are always revealing. Through political circus, we catch glimpses of the internal atmosphere...
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We’re hiring a new Account Director!

See Media is hiring a new Account Director. We’re looking for a talented individual, with a background in PR and communications. The suitable candidate will ideally have an agency or in-house background with experience working within the UK housing, built environment and property sectors, with 3-4 years’ experience. We will accept enquiries from an existing...
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Four reasons why Theresa May’s appearance at the NHF Summit was a good thing

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? Was the £2 billion of capital funding announced for 2022 an empty gesture? I believe...
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What the Green Paper means for social housing

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 Cameron-Osborne years have been unceremoniously dumped or reversed: – The High-value Assets Levy that was...
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We’re hiring

We are looking for a talented individual with a background in PR, communications, public affairs, and / or public consultation to join the See Media team.
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How good communication is proving to be Gareth Southgate’s greatest skill

Football’s coming home. Our beloved boys in white (sometimes red, or sometimes blue), are doing the unimageable – giving England the hope of playing in the World Cup final. And, even more incredibly, giving the country a well-earned distraction from current affairs (who else had almost forgotten that Donald Trump is visiting on Friday… ? )....
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Meltdown Monday: the train to nowhere

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 – which includes Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services.   They were hoping that a new streamlined timetable would be...
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Dominic Raab and what he means for housing

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 of any meaningful reshuffling, housing now stands out. As has already been said today by...
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See Media’s Budget Round-up

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 & Chelsea, for mental health and counselling services, regeneration for surrounding areas and a new...
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