It is an interesting coincidence that the National Housing Federation Contract Management Guide and the Social Housing White Paper were published in the same week.

The Contract Management Guide was a couple of years in the making, with numerous rewrites being necessary as legislation changed and the government's Building a Safer Future agenda unfolded. The White Paper looks as though it had a similar gestation period.

The clear link between the two, of course, is that good contract management is essential to delivering the quality and safe social housing that residents deserve. The NHF Contract Management Guide is essential reading for anyone involved in procuring or managing contracts to maintain social housing.