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L&Q consolidates supported housing into 6,600-home business

13/04/2017 10:50 am | By Luke Cross

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.

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Aldwyck takes 16-year £40m private placement with PIC

13/04/2017 1:08 pm | By Luke Cross

Aldwyck Housing Group has taken a 16-year, £40m private placement with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).

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Shore Capital to lease supported living homes to housing associations through new jv

13/04/2017 11:35 am

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.

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Council and housing association jv to deliver over 500 homes

10/04/2017 10:49 am

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.

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Places for People opens door to equity investors with PRS fund

06/04/2017 4:17 pm

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.

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Interview: Peabody sets its sights on partners

06/04/2017 3:56 pm

Finance director Susan Hickey talks to David Blackman about merger, Thamesmead and a housing investment fund

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Analysis: housing association unit costs explained

06/04/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Stock transfer age, region and levels of supported and older people’s housing help to explain cost variation.

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UK housing association spending plans hit £17.8bn but rate of growth slows

09/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Pot for new build and major refurbishment rises by 3 per cent.

Sanctuary FRS 102 SORP accounting changes housing

Accounts digest: analysis of over 200 sets of HA financials shows radical impact of accounting change

10/02/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

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.

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Average pay increases as UK staff numbers grow

12/01/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

English HA staff numbers fall but units increase

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Reserves move by £3.5bn across top 20 associations

02/12/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Surpluses rise by just £23m due to accounting change.

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Housing finance awards' shortlist revealed

22/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

A highly competitive shortlist has been revealed for this year’s HANA Awards.

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Jenny Brown made COO of Grant Thornton's not for profit division


Grant Thornton has promoted Jenny Brown to chief operating officer of its not for profit industry group.

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People: Hyde, Radian, Sussex, Equity, Catalyst, Moat, Tower Hamlets


A number of senior housing professionals have been appointed to new roles.

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Radian announces retirement of two senior figures


Radian has announced the retirement of two of its executive directors.

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HCA appoints Stephen Kinsella to lead accelerated construction drive


The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has hired a Barratt Partnerships’ director to lead its accelerated construction drive.

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Deregulation day dawns for housing: regulator to set out 'lessons learned'

06/04/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

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).

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Swan's viability rating lowered on sales risks

30/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

Swan Housing Association’s viability has been downgraded by the housing regulator

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Deals: L&G, HCA, Kier, Cross Keys, JV North, A2Dominion, Pinnacle


A round-up of main deals involving housing providers, local authorities and the private sector

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Market digest: housing association bond yields


How have financial market movements and political swings impacted housing association bonds in the secondary market?

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Market digest: housing association bond yields

06/04/2017 | Updated: 06/04/2017

How have financial market movements and political swings impacted housing association bonds in the secondary market?

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Market digest: housing association bond yields

12/01/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

How have financial market movements and political swings impacted housing association bonds in the secondary market?

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