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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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Swan looks for 15% build savings through its £3m off-site factory

09/02/2017 | By David Blackman

Swan HA is planning 15 per cent build savings after investing £3m into an off-site construction factory being delivered via a ring-fenced subsidiary.

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HCA to ramp up compulsory purchase as it relaunches as Homes England

08/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is set to take a more proactive role on compulsory purchase as it is relaunched as ‘Homes England’ in the summer, the housing white paper states.

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Housing white paper pledges clarity on rent policy in return for new build

08/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

Highly-anticipated white paper calls on housing associations and local authorities to build more and improve on efficiency, in return for clarity on rent policy post-2020.

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L&Q complete £505m Gallagher acquisition

02/02/2017

London & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) has completed the £505m acquisition of Gallagher Estates, one of the largest strategic land companies in the UK.

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Metropolitan CEO to step down

31/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

Brian Johnson is stepping down as chief executive of Metropolitan after four years at the London housing association.

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

19/01/2017 | 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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Places for People named preferred bidder for £200m Runnymede regen

19/01/2017

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

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

12/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

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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