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.
Yields on UK government bonds fell to record lows after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
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.
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.
Circle Housing’s executive director of resources Robert Kerse is leaving the group to join the University of Bristol as its chief financial officer.
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.
RPs’ sales proceeds set to increase further in 2015/16.
More HAs join list of those with deficits above £2m.
Housing associations’ average cost of funds fell slightly in the last financial year to 4.59 per cent.
Investment in new build and major refurbishment up 8%
English HA staff numbers increase by less than 1 per cent.
With polls tight ahead of the EU referendum, here are the key issues that every social housing procurement team should plan for - whatever the result.
Time is right for a greater focus and understanding of defined contribution schemes.
The fates of BHS and Tata Steel may well raise some pertinent questions for HA boards about how they have managed their staff pensions.
As well as changing the face of the sector, mergers will shift the dynamic between HAs and their lenders while impacting financing need.
It is concerning that there is such a wide variation in headline social housing costs across the sector.
From our partners
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.
Social Housing research finds arrears are higher among tenants receiving support through the new system. Chloe Stothart explores why this is and what it means.
Housing associations are considering new models for funding development as growing numbers encounter constraints with the most common current structure.
David Blackman asks why local government pension funds have been slow to invest in affordable housing
Housing providers are taking various approaches when assessing what ‘breaks their business’, finds Chloe Stothart