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Housing associations face downgrade as UK credit rating is cut

29/06/2016 10:45 am | By Chloe Stothart

Housing associations could have their credit ratings lowered after the UK’s credit rating was been downgraded following the vote to leave the European Union.

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Gilts drop following Brexit vote

24/06/2016 4:25 pm | By Chloe Stothart

Yields on UK government bonds fell to record lows after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Scottish government's 'lower Brexit impact' helps Wheatley become UK's 'best-rated'

22/06/2016 1:50 pm

Scotland’s biggest housing association has become the UK’s best-rated, supported by Standard & Poor’s view that Brexit would have a lesser impact on the Scottish government than the UK sovereign rating.

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Barclays waives 'lender option' on £5bn of LOBOs

21/06/2016 12:52 pm

Barclays is permanently waiving its lender option and introducing ‘reduced break costs’ on an estimated £5bn of LOBO loans made to local authorities and housing associations.

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Robert Kerse to leave Circle for Bristol University CFO role

23/06/2016 12:41 pm

Circle Housing’s executive director of resources Robert Kerse is leaving the group to join the University of Bristol as its chief financial officer.

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Sir Edward Lister confirmed as HCA chair amid plans for agency to 'drive up housing'

21/06/2016 4:39 pm

Sir Edward Lister has been appointed chair of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), with the communities secretary saying the organisation has a ‘big role to play’ in delivering new housing.

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Development for sale makes up 13 per cent of HA turnover

03/06/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

RPs’ sales proceeds set to increase further in 2015/16.

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Pension deficits rise by half as liabilities soar

05/05/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

More HAs join list of those with deficits above £2m.

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Cost of funds falls but fewer HAs on cheapest rates

07/04/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Housing associations’ average cost of funds fell slightly in the last financial year to 4.59 per cent.

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Forward spend plans reach £18.4bn amid surplus rise

03/03/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Investment in new build and major refurbishment up 8%

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Muted rise in UK HA staff numbers as pay edges up


English HA staff numbers increase by less than 1 per cent.

Hometrack Social Housing Finance Conference Research May 2016

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Executives need to consider a broader range of factors as they evaluate strategy and develop business plans for their assets in a wider market context, according to exclusive analysis from Hometrack.

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