A total of £1.29bn of grant funding has been allocated to more than 200 housing providers across England.
West Kent Housing Association (WKHA) has signed up to a 25-year contract to provide housing management services for 238 homes being delivered through a private finance initiative (PFI).
Fitch Ratings has highlighted a number of recent ‘promising developments’ in the English social housing sector as it continues to review its negative outlook of its three rated housing associations.
Shared ownership first tranche sales and market activities increased by 42 per cent in 2012/13 while asset sales represented a quarter of HA total net surpluses.
Housing associations incurred £45.5m of impairment charges across almost 2 million units as planning delays impacted some development plans.
British housing providers saw their pre-tax surplus top £2bn for the first time, with results in 2012/13 representing a 7 per cent rise year-on-year.
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With questions over whether the cost of pension provision outweighs the return, what can HA finance departments do to ease cash demands?
While the vast majority of HAs would argue that they already have asset registers, the reality is more likely to reveal that they have a variety of systems.