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Housing regulator looks to refocus VfM on accountability


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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Together given regulatory downgrade over financial reporting

21/12/2016 | By Luke Cross

One of the largest associations in the North has been downgraded by the social housing regulator over the capacity in its finance function to effectively report on its financial position.

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Two associations placed on regulator's watchlist


Two housing associations with Yorkshire operations have been placed on the regulator’s ‘gradings under review’ list.

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Clarion continues work on Circle legacy structure as new group given interim G2 rating

15/12/2016 | By Luke Cross

Clarion Group - the new organisation formed through the merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing - has been given interim regulatory ratings of G2 and V1.

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Regulator launches interim judgements for recently merged providers

15/12/2016 | By Luke Cross

The English social housing regulator will issue ‘interim’ regulatory judgements for housing providers that have recently merged.

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Broadacres points to housebuilder collapse after being placed on regulatory 'watchlist'

09/12/2016 | By Luke Cross

Halifax-based Broadacres Housing Association has said the social housing regulator’s decision to place it on its ‘watchlist’ relates to one of its regional housebuilders falling into administration.

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Johnnie Johnson completes turnaround to earn top governance rating


Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust (JJHT) has completed a substantial turnaround in under two years, achieving the top governance rating from the English social housing regulator.

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HCA review: from assessing 'conflict of interest' to showing 'best value'

30/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

Housing delivery key driver for breaking up the HCA but local presence brought into question as organisation told to work on how it shows ‘best value’.

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Housing minister confirms plan to break up HCA and create standalone regulator

30/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

A government review of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has recommended the separation of its regulatory and investments functions, resulting in the creation of a standalone social housing regulator.

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