Sunday, 26 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • Attention to detail


    Merger activity is hotting up but most groups are failing in their duty on due diligence, says Bill Dascombe

  • Awards shortlist announced


    Innovative projects and imaginative schemes from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been chosen to compete for the UK Housing Awards 2003. The shortlists for the eight specialist categories were announced this week and the winners will

  • Board members exit troubled PfP


    England's largest housing association is in crisis after two rebel board members were voted out and a third announced his resignation at an acrimonious annual general meeting this afternoon.A further two board members are also expected to resign from

  • Lenders favour transfer model


    Funders see transfer housing associations' business plans as the benchmark for associations across the sector, research commissioned by the Housing Corporation has found.In a good practice guide for the corporation on business planning, PricewaterhouseC

  • Lib Dems spell out housing policy


    The Liberals Democrats would allow councils freedom to borrow against their housing stock in order to meet the decent homes standard.Speaking at the party's annual conference yesterday Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Edward Davey said councils'

  • Orbit records £13 million loss


    One of the leading housing associations in the country has recorded a £13 million loss in its annual accounts.Orbit Housing Group confirmed that the losses were incurred as breakage costs as a result of a huge £348 million refinancing deal secured ear

  • Prescott's tribute to corporation chairman


    The Deputy Prime Minister tried to persuade outgoing Housing Corporation chairman Brenda Dean to stay on, he revealed last week.John Prescott told a reception to mark the end of Baroness Dean's six-year term of office that he had wanted her to continu

  • Receipts pooling gets go-ahead


    Moves to force debt-free councils to pool their capital receipts passed onto the statute book last week when the Local Government Bill received royal assent.Despite concerns from wealthier local authorities, the Local Government Act 2003 brings in the

  • Scottish strategies must include low demand focus


    An analysis of low demand must form a central part of Scottish local authorities' local housing strategies, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has warned.A report published by the institute shows that low demand is on the increase in Scotl

  • The practical solution


    Get the rent collection basics right and landlords can confound the doom-mongers, say Paul Hardisty and Mark Henderson

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