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Two HAs to build over 1,000 homes with government-guaranteed bond at record-low spread

19/01/2017 5:46 pm | By Luke Cross

Radian Housing Group and Bracknell Forest Homes have secured £114.5m via the UK government’s affordable homes guarantee scheme at a spread of 30 basis points over gilts.

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Peabody and Family Mosaic reveal new leadership team

19/01/2017 4:52 pm

Susan Hickey is set to become group finance director of the Peabody following its planned merger with Family Mosaic.

Aldwyck and Paradigm housing merger talks

Places for People named preferred bidder for £200m Runnymede regen

19/01/2017 4:33 pm

Places for People has been selected as preferred bidder to manage a £200m regeneration programme for Runnymede Borough Council.

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Creating the UK's largest housing association: Clarion prepares to unlock capacity

12/01/2017 8:55 pm

Bringing together Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing meant getting 10 bank funders and £3.3bn of drawn debt ‘over the line’. Loan arrangements, covenants and documentation were ‘harmonised’, supported by the release and recharge of 31,000 properties used as security. Clarion is set to expand nationally, while growing its strategic partnerships and land acquisitions.

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L&Q's 'pioneering' £2.6bn refinancing deal rewrites HA treasury book

12/01/2017 8:55 pm

L&Q’s ‘pioneering’ £2.6bn refinancing included a new covenant package ‘more in line with the corporate market’ and to support its ambitions to deliver 100,000 homes. The group married banking loans with shorter-term sales activity and longer-term debt capital markets finance with housing for rent. It also saw L&Q crystallise its mark-to-market (M2M) position on its swaps.

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Fixing repairs failures ‘will not be limited by budget’, says Clarion CFO

12/01/2017 8:48 pm

Clarion’s chief financial officer (CFO) is not anticipating any ‘material financial cost’ or delay to the repairs integration on the back of ongoing failures in the Circle repairs business - but added that correcting those issues will not be limited by the budget.

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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.


Board pay rises by quarter of a million pounds in a year

01/09/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

One third of the best-paid board chairs receive a remuneration rise

More Special Reports

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Barratt CFO steps down


Barratt Developments’ chief financial officer Neil Cooper has left the company by mutual agreement and with immediate effect, the volume housebuilder announced today (19 January 2017).

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Genesis appoints new chair


Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former chief executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority as its chair.

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Riverside’s chief financial officer to step down


Riverside Group’s chief financial officer Joy Baggaley has decided to step down from the role after 20 years with the association.

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People: Calico, HCA, Shelter, Fife, Grand Union, Accord, One Vision


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

  • Filling the void: should housebuilders be doing more?

    02/12/2016 | By David Blackman

    David Blackman explores the ‘Brexit effect’ on housebuilders - and asks whether they are the ones that should be ‘doing more’.

  • Arrears rise across universal credit pilots

    05/05/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

    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.

  • Breaking the mould: delivery models

    07/04/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

    Housing associations are considering new models for funding development as growing numbers encounter constraints with the most common current structure.

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Housing regulator looks to refocus VfM on accountability


Holding housing providers to account on meeting their core objectives looks set to form a more central focus of the new social housing regulator in England.

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Together given regulatory downgrade over financial reporting

21/12/2016 | By Luke Cross

One of the largest associations in the North has been downgraded by the social housing regulator over the capacity in its finance function to effectively report on its financial position.

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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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