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GB Social Housing raises £40.2m for four HAs at 210 bps over gilts and rate of 3.842%

24/03/2017 3:11 pm | By Luke Cross

For-profit funding aggregator GB Social Housing has raised £40.2m for four housing associations at a spread of 210 basis points over gilts and all-in cost of 3.842 per cent.

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Kier and Cross Keys form joint venture

23/03/2017 10:12 am | By Chloe Stothart

Contractor and housebuilder Kier and housing association Cross Keys Homes have announced a joint venture in the east of England.

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Heylo launches RP to support £1bn shared ownership plan

23/03/2017 0:01 am

Heylo Housing has bought a for-profit registered provider into its group as it looks to accelerate supply and attract £1bn of institutional investment into shared ownership by 2020.

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L&G buys £47.5m site in Bath for build to rent

22/03/2017 4:03 pm

Investor Legal & General has announced its plan for 170 build to rent (BTR) homes in Bath after buying a site for £47.5m in the city.

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Moody's: sale exposes HAs to greater risks

22/03/2017 12:25 pm

Housing associations have become more profitable but are exposed to greater risk by their focus on market sale, a ratings agency has reiterated.

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A2Dominion unveils repairs contractor line-up

20/03/2017 3:56 pm

A2Dominion has announced the contractors it has selected to join its £90m repairs frameworks.

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MIPIM: delivery drivers

16/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

Panelists at an event hosted by Manchester’s MIPIM delegation and moderated by Social Housing discuss ways to increase housebuilding

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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.

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


Paul High joins BPHA board

09/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

BPHA has appointed a new non-executive director to its board.

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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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Regulator: providers still making mistakes that brought Cosmopolitan to brink of insolvency

09/03/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Some providers are still making the errors that almost drove Cosmopolitan into insolvency, the housing regulator has said.

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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.

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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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