• HCA keeps watch as associations miss sales forecasts

    TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator is keeping a “careful watch” after housing associations missed their forecast sales revenue by more than a quarter in the run-up to the referendum.

  • Social housing rap

    Q&A: A group of young Londoners have produced a music video about the threatened demolition of a Brixton housing estate. Tom Wall spoke to community activist Potent Whisper and one of the rappers, Paradox, about the video and the campaign to save Cressingham Gardens.

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HCA keeps watch as associations miss sales forecasts

TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator is keeping a “careful watch” after housing associations missed their forecast sales revenue by more than a quarter in the run-up to the referendum.

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Housing associations cancel merger

23/08/2016 3:53 pm

Genesis and Thames Valley have cancelled their merger plans at the eleventh hour citing “differences in style and approach”.

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Shareholders ratify Tai Cantref merger

24/08/2016 10:45 am

Shareholders of a Welsh housing association have given the green light to a merger.

CE, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

SFHA chief outlines barriers to development

24/08/2016 10:44 am

Concerns about land availaibility, access to funding, the planning system and workforce skills could stand in the way of delivering the Scottish government’s 50,000-home affordable homes target, associations will warn today.


Home Group ISA scheme 'will help with deposits'

23/08/2016 2:48 pm

A housing association’s homeownership scheme will help tenants raise cash for deposits, despite controversy this week over the government scheme on which it is modelled.

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G15 chair on board of Khan's new housing body

23/08/2016 1:03 pm

The chair of the G15 and four council leaders will sit on the governance board of a new body set up by Sadiq Khan to oversee housebuilding in the capital.

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Confidence returns following Brexit wobble, says Persimmon

23/08/2016 10:15 am

One of the UK’s largest house builders says confidence has returned to the sales market after “modest” jitters following the EU referendum in June.

Aberdeen council

1,700-home scheme approved for the second time

23/08/2016 10:05 am

Councillors in Aberdeen have re-approved plans for a 1,700-home scheme following a legal challenge.

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Regulator reports drop in tenant complaints

23/08/2016 9:30 am

The number of consumer complaints about social landlords received by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) fell by more than a fifth last year, new figures reveal.

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