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Bond aggregator completes first deal since 2015

TOP STORY: A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.

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Dementia code for housing launched by charity

27/03/2017 5:13 pm

A major dementia charity is calling for social landlords to sign up to a dementia charter to make housing friendly to sufferers of the condition.

Repairs 394

Mitie secures five-year repairs deal

27/03/2017 2:44 pm

A contractor has secured a £21m contract to provide repairs services to a housing association for five years.

Scottish parliament

Scottish Government to cover the loss of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds

27/03/2017 11:53 am

The Scottish Government will extend its welfare fund to include all 18-21 year olds hit by the removal of housing benefit, set to be introduced from April.


3,000-home association under regulatory review

27/03/2017 9:30 am

The social housing regulator is reviewing the governance grading of Impact Housing Association because of concerns over its financial reporting and engagement.

Council offices

Lambeth approves 1,300-home estate redevelopment

27/03/2017 8:51 am

Lambeth Borough Council has approved the redevelopment of a council estate which could pave the way for up to 1,300 homes.

Planning - use me

Government to allow more office-to-resi waivers if councils deliver on housing

24/03/2017 5:31 pm

The government will make it easier for councils to police office-to-residential conversions if they can demonstrate they are delivering on their housing targets.

Local plans

Councils urged to 'get on' with Local Plans after High Court quashes interim guidance

24/03/2017 4:54 pm

Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.

Aylesbury demolition

Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 3:10 pm

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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