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Investors: associations should publish half-yearly accounts

TOP STORY: Housing associations should publish half-year accounts and report all market-sensitive disclosures on their website to comply with the needs of investors.

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Scottish association launches wind farm

29/03/2017 4:21 pm

A Scottish housing association has become the UK’s first to develop a wind farm in order to fund the build of homes for social rent.

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HCA hires Barratt director to head up Accelerated Construction

29/03/2017 4:21 pm

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Barratt Partnerships’ Stephen Kinsella as its new director of Accelerated Construction.

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Notting Hill buys £54m build-to-rent investment

29/03/2017 2:18 pm

Notting Hill Housing Group has bought a 112-unit slice of a build-to-rent scheme in east London.

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Housing associations downgraded by regulator

29/03/2017 9:30 am

Two housing associations have been downgraded by the regulator over governance and viability concerns.

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Scottish housing associations use majority of loan facilities

28/03/2017 5:50 pm

Scottish housing associations drew down 86% of the loan facilities available to them in 2015/16, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator.

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Javid: government will use Help to Buy to police leasehold practices

28/03/2017 5:47 pm

The government will only support builders which adopt “acceptable terms” to leasehold properties with its Help to Buy Equity Loan programme.

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AHF bond breaks £1bn issuance barrier

28/03/2017 4:13 pm

The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) has priced an £88m tap of its second long-term bond under its government-backed finance scheme today, bringing the total bond to more than £1bn invested for the first time.

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DCLG announces £16.5m capacity fund allocations

28/03/2017 12:19 pm

A new £16.5m round of funding for councils to support housebuilding has been announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

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    The White Paper is a step in the right direction

    While not perfect, the Housing White Paper will help places meet local ambition and need, says Pat Ritchie

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    Why we are considering building a cable car system

    Housing association Curo will this week launch a consultation on the principle of building a cable car system for tenants. Victor Da Cunha explains more

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    A new era of for-profit housing providers

    Private companies are interested in becoming housing associations to access affordable housing funding, says Savills’ Mervyn Jones

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    Relationship building is essential for the sector to thrive

    Housing organisations need to change and make new alliances to survive the upheavals hitting the sector, says Liz Cook

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    From the frontline - Kieran Dean

    28/03/2017

    Irwell Valley’s administration assistant Kieran Dean on the challenges of being a visually impaired employee and his knack for cooking the perfect chicken tikka masala

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      Full text of Sajid Javid's speech at the HBF Policy Conference

      SPEECH: Full text of communities secretary Sajid Javid’s speech to the Home Builders Federation today

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