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Regulator criticises associations for failing to submit financial accounts

TOP STORY: The regulator has criticised two housing associations for failing to submit financial statements despite repeated reminders.

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Barratt boosts profits despite dip in homes built

22/02/2017 10:13 am

The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.

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Orr hits out at government supported housing proposal

21/02/2017 5:52 pm

The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.

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Parties repeat building pledges as Assembly election looms

21/02/2017 4:42 pm

Northern Ireland’s political parties have repeated their 2016 promises on social and affordable housebuilding ahead of next week’s Assembly election.

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Aberdeen association secures £12.5m loan

21/02/2017 4:41 pm

An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.

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Blakeway among new HCA board members

21/02/2017 11:26 am

Four new members have been appointed to the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), including Boris Johnson’s former housing tsar.

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Galliford Try reports 23% profit boost

21/02/2017 10:18 am

House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.

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Octopus joint venture disbanded with no homes built

21/02/2017 7:30 am

A joint venture once billed as “potentially transformative” for the housing sector has been disbanded without a single home being built.

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Shelter appoints new chief executive

21/02/2017 0:01 am

Shelter has appointed Polly Neate, the current chief executive of domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, as its new chief executive.

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    Why we should not think about housing as one product

    We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr

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    ALMOs can play a role as associations develop Sector Scorecard

    Eamon McGoldrick reflects on what the Sector Scorecard pilot could mean for the housing sector

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    Still no attempt to address housing poverty

    The government is taking tentative steps to address supply, but it is still not doing enough to prevent the poorest from losing out, says Peter Walters of First Wessex

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    Rent increases in return for supply risks creating a two-tier system

    True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation

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    From the frontline - Lynsey Tomlins

    21/02/2017

    Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job

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      From the archive - week of 20 February

      ANALYSIS: Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago

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