GB Social Housing, part of AgFe bond tap

GB Social Housing taps bond at 150 bps after management change

24/04/2014 6:42 pm | By Luke Cross

GB Social Housing (GBSH) has raised £48.2m for two Scottish HAs at 150 bps over the gilt with a bond tap – 14 months after its initial issuance and following a move to new management.

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HCA creates investments division

24/04/2014 6:59 pm | By Luke Cross

The Homes and Communities Agency is launching a single division to manage ‘recoverable’ investments programmes.

Greater Manchester Pension Fund Places for People housing

Manchester pension fund invests £25m in council joint venture

16/04/2014 7:01 pm | By Luke Cross

Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) and the city council have signed a £30m joint venture that will see new homes for rent managed by Places for People.

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HAs forward spend plans reach £14.1bn as L&Q falls off the top spot

04/04/2014 | By Rob Cowley

After two years of decline, HAs have posted a 13 per cent rise in capital commitments with £7.5bn available to contractors

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Pension deficits rise by 16 per cent but assets stay in line with liabilities

04/04/2014 | By Rob Cowley

Non-SHPS pension deficits have increased for the second consecutive year, putting continued strain on housing association balance sheets.

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HAs pay £9.8m in ‘big-ticket’ auditor fees as advisers close £6.5bn of deals

06/03/2014 | By Rob Cowley

Increasingly complex HA business plans, operational structures and activities are keeping advisory firms busy as HAs also seek advice to navigate the capital markets.

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