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SPBM Benchmarking 2019 – 2020 Calendar

Please note the following dates and deadlines for submitting SPBM benchmarking data. : Q2 (April – September 2019 data)  Period end 30 September Data entry deadline Friday 15 November 2019 Q4 (April 2019 – March 2020 data)  Period end 31 March 2020 Data entry deadline Friday 16 May 2020 Sector Scorecard  The Sector Scorecard data …..Read the full article »

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Salaries Comparison for Smaller Housing Associations 2019

Once again this year Acuity is benchmarking salaries, terms and conditions for smaller housing providers. Participants will receive a detailed report with a comparison and analysis of the terms and conditions offered by different providers that will help them and their Boards judge how the pay and rewards they offer compare with others. The anonymised data is …..Read the full article »

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SPBM Benchmarking 2018 – 2019 Calendar

Please note the following dates and deadlines for submitting SPBM benchmarking data. : Q2 (April – September 2018 data)  Period end 30 September Data entry deadline Friday 16 November 2018 Q4 (April 2018 – March 2019 data)  Period end 31 March 2019 Data entry deadline Friday 17 May 2019 Sector Scorecard  The Sector Scorecard data …..Read the full article »

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Digital transformation: easier and cheaper than you think

There are many advantages to being small. You have more legroom on a plane; you tend to bump your head less often; limbo is easier and you can get a job as a jockey. When applied to a business, you’re more likely to know the names of all your team (and probably their partners), you’re …..Read the full article »

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Salaries Comparison for Smaller Housing Associations 2018

Once again this year Acuity is running its comparison of salaries, terms and conditions for smaller housing providers. Participants will receive a detailed report with a comparison and analysis of the terms and conditions offered by different providers that will help them and their Boards judge how the pay and rewards they offer compare with …..Read the full article »

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SPBM Benchmarking 2017 – 2018 Calendar

Please note the following dates: Q1 (April – June 2017 data)  Period end 30 June Data entry deadline Friday 25 August 2017 Q2 (April – September 2017 data)  Period end 30 September Data entry deadline Friday 10 November 2017 Q3 (April – December 2017 data)  Period end 31 December Data entry deadline Friday 9 February …..Read the full article »

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Salaries Comparison for Smaller Housing Associations 2017

Salary comparison 2017 Once again this year we are running our comparison of salaries, terms and conditions for smaller housing providers. Everyone who submits data will receive a report with a comparison and  analysis of the terms and conditions offered by different providers  that will help them and their Boards judge how the pay and …..Read the full article »

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Steve Smedley is running the Dragon’s Back

Acuity’s VFM expert Steve Smedley is taking part in the hardest multi-day mountain endurance race in the world.  On five consecutive days he’ll cover 200 miles with 51,000 ft ascent (equivalent to Everest + Kilimanjaro + Cat Bells) over difficult terrain. The route follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy in the north to Llandeilo in …..Read the full article »

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Benchmarking Supported and Sheltered Housing costs

In 2016 Acuity introduced four new cost-per-unit (CPU) indicators with detailed definitions provided by our colleagues at HouseMark. We have prepared some additional guidance to help providers of Housing for Older People and Supported Housing. The four measures are: Housing management Responsive repairs and void works Major works and cyclical maintenance Overheads (back office costs) …..Read the full article »

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Guidance on downloading Acuity benchmarking reports

This post describes how to download benchmarking reports from the on-line system and save them as excel files. Microsoft introduced an update to the default security settings in July 2016 which will affect all benchmarking users. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Save the downloaded report file somewhere on your system – how this works …..Read the full article »

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