Headlines: January 27th, 2000

The Housing Corporation has set out its framework for staying in step with local councils as they perform to new best value standards of performance.The corporation, a government agency which helps social landlords provide good homes for those on low incomes, has set out proposals for revising its own performance indicators under a best value framework.

It is intended to use these new benchmarks on shared ownership and leasehold stock.

Also covered are arrangements for external audit of performance. Consultation is open until March. Link: www.housingcorp.gov.uk