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1: Sadiq Khan: ‘10 years to solve knife crime’ – what the London mayor should have said 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...
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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. Since July, housing associations have been required to give London residents a vote on any estate regeneration plan, in order to secure...
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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.” 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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