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EIB says it's 'business as usual' as it signs off £150m Sovereign loan

24/02/2017 5:06 pm | By Luke Cross

The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) vice president has said it is still ‘business as usual’ across its £1bn UK social housing loan pipeline, irrespective of the recent vote in the House of Commons to trigger Article 50 and commence ‘Brexit’ negotiations.

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Scotland focus: surpluses of largest RSLs increase £112m due to accounting change

24/02/2017 2:38 pm | By Chloe Stothart

The largest Scottish registered social landlords saw reserves rise £11.8m as surpluses increased by £112.2m solely as a result of accounting changes.

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Lloyds reshapes social housing into regional network

24/02/2017 3:47 pm

Lloyds Bank is reshaping its social housing team into a regional network.

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Housing association financials show 'solid year of investment', say HCA global accounts

17/02/2017 4:38 pm

The social housing sector had ‘a solid year of investment underpinned by strong in-year financial performance’ in 2016, according to the regulator’s latest analysis of accounts.

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Housing association average costs per unit revealed by regulator

17/02/2017 4:29 pm

Housing associations have reported a wide range of average unit costs, with some particularly impacted by the type of stock and services they provide and how their group is structured.

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Handful of housing associations drive rise in sales as new debt transactions fall by half

17/02/2017 4:24 pm

Profits on market sale rose by 68 per cent in the last financial year, but over three quarters of the surplus was generated by just 10 providers, according to the regulator.

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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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UK grant-funded completions drop by half as new AHP gets started

03/11/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

England sees 63 per cent fall in completions in a year.

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Rise in social housing lags behind surplus increases

07/10/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Net surpluses climb by a quarter, but social housing units rise by just 0.9 per cent.

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HCA appoints four new board members


Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed four new board members at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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Housing Ombudsman to become chief executive of Women's Pioneer Housing


Denise Fowler has been announced as the new chief executive of 1,000-home London-based association Women’s Pioneer Housing.

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Symphony hires executives from Capita and G4S


Lisa Oxley has joined Symphony Housing Group as executive director of finance and ICT.

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Plus Dane appoints finance director


Plus Dane Housing has appointed Helen Nicholson as its new director of finance.

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Two housing associations achieve regulatory upgrades

02/02/2017 | By David Blackman

The Homes and Community Agency has upgraded the ratings of Christian Action (Enfield) and Magna Housing Group.


Staff misconduct triggers Catalyst governance downgrade

02/02/2017 | By David Blackman

Catalyst Housing has conducted an internal probe to tackle misconduct in its sales and marketing department which had triggered a downgrade of the association’s governance rating.

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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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Deals: Dandara, Hyde, L&G, Grainger, Allia, Grand Union, Network


The Homes and Communities Agency is providing £45m from the government’s Home Building Fund to help kick-start over 2,000 homes for rent in Birmingham, Leeds and ManchesterDeveloper Dandara Group is spearheading the £400m of private rented sector (PRS) projects.It is funded by the HCA, along with HSBC and Dandara’s balance sheet, with contractors including Galliford Try, Interserve, Sir Robert McAlpine.The plans includes 995 homes in Manchester, 744 homes in Leeds ...

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Market digest: housing association bond yields

02/12/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

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

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Deals: Mcalpine, Nikal, Herefordshire HA, Cross Keys, GLA, Genesis, Dolphin


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

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