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Kier and Cross Keys form joint venture

23/03/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Contractor Kier and housing association Cross Keys 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 | By Luke Cross

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 | By Chloe Stothart

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

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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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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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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.


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


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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HA partnership secures £93m refinancing from PIC

15/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Welsh government says investment will support new affordable housing supply

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Places for People becomes fund manager with private rented housing deal

14/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Places for People has become the first housing association to enter the fund management business.

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Housing minister: tenure balance may shift with economy

09/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has said housing associations may need to flex the tenure types they deliver depending on how the economy is performing.

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Housing minister: rent cut has meant 'price to pay' for housing delivery

02/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has acknowledged that there is a ‘price to pay’ in terms of housing delivery from the UK government’s policy to cut social and affordable rents.

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Housing minister: we will act 'as quickly as possible' on rent policy

09/03/2017 | By Luke Cross , David Blackman

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has pledged to deliver certainty over future rent policy ‘as quickly as possible’, in what marks the latest sign that the UK government sees housing associations and their investors as part of the solution to the country’s housing crisis.

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