Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
Our experience of life is largely determined by the states of mind with which we meet it.
Much of modern Western culture encourages us to think that if we want to be happier, we can achieve this by changing something in our external environment.
The great wisdom traditions of the world teach that changing our internal environment is of far greater importance. That when it comes to living with greater happiness and peace, our states of consciousness are far more important than external circumstances. Our lives are predominantly shaped by our thoughts.
The famous ‘Serenity Prayer’ (adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs) asks that we be granted the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference. We may have little influence over a large part of our external environment at the moment (and generally). But what we can change, with a little determination and courage, is our internal environment.
In this podcast, Chris reflects on how meditation can help put us in the best position to change what we can change: how we relate to life.
As the end of 2020 beckons, we take a look at what progress the Sterling market has made in its preparations for the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on 31 December 2021.
Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.
For part 2 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Lisa Whitehouse on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Delayed since Spring 2020 as the Government tackled the Covid-19 crisis, Tuesday 17 November saw the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the future regulation of the sector
In this ebriefing, we examine how the duty holder regime will apply to social housing providers with existing HRRBs in their housing stock.
Following Katherine's "heads up" last week, the Government has now confirmed that for claim periods post 1 December, employers will not be able to claim for employees who are serving their notice
For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Over 100 trainees and future trainees from Birmingham joined the BTSS for a webinar to address concerns around training remotely and qualifying during a possible recession.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has supported Birmingham-based Complete Care Holdings in its acquisition of Amegreen Complex Homecare Ltd.
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