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Construction prices rises and uncertainty over migrant workers from Europe following the vote to leave the EU has created a headache for housing associations. What can an asset manager do?
It’s possible that some banks would seek to pass a ‘negative rate’ onto their customers.
Steve Simkins considers the implications of the post-referendum crash in bond yields for rising pension liabilities.
Ian Brennan looks at the main risks faced Scottish housing associations in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.
Scenario planning is central to identifying any gaps that could potentially open up risk.
We’re already seeing suppliers attempting to take advantage of economic uncertainties by marking up prices.
RPs with more sales activity can expect us to be interested in their stress testing.
We need to make sure our organisations are positioned to cope with negative outcomes, but ready to exploit positive ones.
Joint ventures are one of the solutions to delivering affordable housing in difficult times.
Building homes for sale is not the only way of funding affordable rented housing.
The sector needs to do all it can to meet demand - and will have more opportunities to do so over the next few years than it might have done without Brexit.
Could lenders look to protect their margins through the use of minimum interest rates?
It will be crucial that pension agreements are fit for purpose in a Brexit world.
While it isn’t quite business as usual, I’m confident the sector will continue to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that Brexit brings.
The sector has a one-off opportunity to influence the debate on what a series of taxes should look like.
There’s a feeling in the air that anything goes – and that could see HAs become the government’s vital ally