Registered housing associations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been reclassified to the public sector by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
East Thames Group is planning to build 25,000 homes over 10 years as L&Q’s east London division, as the pair close in on a December completion deadline.
The Scottish Government has assured housing associations that it will bring forward legislation that will ensure they are returned to the private sector.
The reclassification of Northern Irish housing associations as public bodies will bring around £1bn onto the national balance sheet and could ‘severely constrain’ investment in other key public services, the country’s HA federation has said.
The Welsh Government’s target of building 20,000 new homes by 2021 is under threat following the decision of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to reclassify housing associations, according to the body that represents the Welsh sector.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has selected a team of people it can appoint to registered social landlords where there is ‘a serious risk to tenants’ interests’.
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Diversified income growth dwarfs rise in total housing association revenue, Social Housing analysis reveals.
Profits from sales pass £1bn mark but rise just 3% as proportion of housing associations’ net surpluses.
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