L&Q has brought together more than 6,600 supported and sheltered housing units into a single business, with plans to increase revenue but questions remaining over new build amid the government’s local housing allowance (LHA) cap.
Aldwyck Housing Group has taken a 16-year, £40m private placement with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Shore Capital has joined up with two unnamed family offices from the United States to form a £21m joint venture company that will invest in supported housing in the UK which it will then lease to housing associations.
Watford council has formed a joint venture company with its local housing association as part of a plan to deliver 500 new homes over five years.
PfP Capital describes equity investment as ‘big but logical step’ and suggests PRS fund could be replicated across affordable, build to rent, student and retirement housing.
Finance director Susan Hickey talks to David Blackman about merger, Thamesmead and a housing investment fund
Stock transfer age, region and levels of supported and older people’s housing help to explain cost variation.
Pot for new build and major refurbishment rises by 3 per cent.
Accounts digest: analysis of over 200 sets of HA financials shows radical impact of accounting change
Social Housing’s analysis of over 200 sets of UK housing association accounts shows that the introduction of FRS 102 alone boosted reserves by £8.8bn as surpluses rise £1.8bn.
English HA staff numbers fall but units increase
Surpluses rise by just £23m due to accounting change.
Local goverment pension schemes are taking inconsistent approaches to the idea of employer covenant leading to large variations in employer contributions
Procurement consortium JV North has overhauled its frameworks to adapt to changes in the sector
Panelists at an event hosted by Manchester’s MIPIM delegation and moderated by Social Housing discuss ways to increase housebuilding
Commercialism can generate greater profits for social purpose, argues David Blower
Proposals to change the way associations account for the Social Housing Pension Scheme could have a big impact
Housing associations are becoming more active in the land market, but what are the risks and opportunities? David Blackman reports
David Blackman explores the ‘financial conundrum’ of estates regeneration
What are the opportunities for housing associations as ‘accelerated construction’ finally gathers pace? David Blackman speaks to the experts, including the author of the Farmer Review.
Grant Thornton has promoted Jenny Brown to chief operating officer of its not for profit industry group.
A number of senior housing professionals have been appointed to new roles.
Radian has announced the retirement of two of its executive directors.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has hired a Barratt Partnerships’ director to lead its accelerated construction drive.
The English social housing regulator is warning boards of the pitfalls to avoid as part of its ‘handover’ of the consent regime today (6 April 2017).
Swan Housing Association’s viability has been downgraded by the housing regulator
A round-up of main deals involving housing providers, local authorities and the private sector