Social housing news briefing

10 October 2023

Welcome to the October 2023 edition of the Social Housing Briefing

In this edition of our news briefing, we draw attention to some of the key developments and publications affecting the sector.

Keith Ward, Head of Social Housing at RSM comments:

'We saw a relatively, quieter month for official pronouncements, which might be valuable catching up time from the prolific volume in 2023 so far.

Every new and updated publication impacts on the data that you are required to capture, record, keep secure, process, report and act on. So, now may be a good time to review your data strategy. On that theme, the need for joined up data is reflected in the government’s response to the Select Committee report on Funding for Levelling Up. The government has acknowledged that to succeed, levelling up requires co-ordination and sharing of reliable data within its own departments, perhaps taking a tip from Ombudsman guidance on complaint handling and the avoidance of interdepartmental silos.

As Karl points out in Karl’s blog though, while capturing meaningful data is a crucial start point, decision making, and action based on the data is the next crucial step.

I hope you find October’s news briefing a useful summary of developments.'

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