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

24/02/2017 | 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 | 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

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

Glasgow Scottish housing government tarets affordable legacy

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

24/02/2017 | 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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Housing minister backs sector efficiency scorecard

27/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has given his backing to a housing association efficiency ‘scorecard’ that aims to help the sector compare performance while driving value for money.

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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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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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Lenders welcome plans for standalone social housing regulator

31/01/2017

Lenders with more than £60bn invested in housing associations have backed plans to remove social housing regulation from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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Housing regulator looks to refocus VfM on accountability

12/01/2017

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

24/02/2017 | 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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Housing association financials show 'solid year of investment', say HCA global accounts

17/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

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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Over 240 associations sign up to efficiency scorecard pilot

16/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

More than 240 housing associations owning and managing over 1.5 million homes have pledged to take part in a the pilot for a new sector-wide efficiency scorecard.

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Analysis: making off-site construction stack up

09/02/2017 | By David Blackman

What are the opportunities for housing associations as ‘accelerated construction’ finally gathers pace? David Blackman speaks to the experts, including the author of the Farmer Review.

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Majority of 'flexible' grant to support home ownership, says HCA

05/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

Bidding opens for £1.4bn of new grant with another £1.3bn of existing funding available outside London, but ‘majority of expenditure’ to support home ownership products.

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