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Large London associations announce latest mega-merger plans

07/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations have announced plans to merge to create a giant 55,000-home landlord.

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L&Q and East Thames complete merger and £2.6bn refinancing

06/12/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q and East Thames have completed their mega-merger, alongside a £2.6bn refinancing deal with seven banks.

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Sarsfield: social housing commitment drives merger ambition

07/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

Peabody and Family Mosaic’s merger plans were driven by a joint commitment to providing low-cost rental units, the designate chief executive of the new organisation has said.

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Two-way street

07/12/2016 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

The minister announces more investment in social housing – social, not affordable – and signs a pact with housing associations and local authorities.

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L&G raises £170m for build to rent investment

07/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Legal and General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.

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'Javid is wrong, we do not landbank'

07/12/2016 | By Stewart Baseley

We are willing to demonstrate to Sajid Javid that we do not landbank, says Stewart Baseley.

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Capital idea

06/12/2016 | By Steve Douglas

The London funding programme is positive – now the White Paper needs to deliver for the rest of England, says Steve Douglas

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Sheffield associations and councils sign housing deal

05/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.

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Government scraps compulsory Pay to Stay

21/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

The government has scrapped its plans to force councils to charge higher-income tenants rents of up to market rates.

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A bright future

15/09/2016 | By Lord David Freud

The government will put in place a new funding model to ensure supported housing can continue to help vulnerable people, says Lord Freud

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New scheme to help tenants buy their social homes

11/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

One of the UK’s largest housing associations plans to discount tenants’ rents, freeze property prices and top up savings in a pioneering bid to help tenants buy their social home.

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From the frontline: Ellen Salkeld

04/08/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Ellen Salkeld talks about life as a financial inclusion manager at Viridian Housing

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Decent lessons

06/12/2016 | By Nick Sterling

Extra funding is great, but the housing sector needs to avoid repeating mistakes made in the Decent Homes programme, argues Nick Sterling

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Scottish tenants and associations say charter has improved landlord services

17/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A majority of tenants and housing associations to respond to a consultation believe the quality of social landlord services has improved since the Scottish Government introduced a social housing charter.

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Deregulation package to take effect in April

07/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

The deregulation package aimed at removing housing associations from the national balance sheet will come into effect from April, Inside Housing can reveal.

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'New regulator is not a return to TSA,' say HCA leaders

05/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Senior leaders at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have hit back at criticisms over regular changes to the social housing regulator over the past decade.

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Former Housing Corporation boss appointed association chair

06/12/2016 | By Clare Mullooly

The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.

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Leadership problem

02/12/2016 | By Alison Inman , Boris Worrall

There are simple things we can do to help grow people into the chief executives of tomorrow, argue Boris Worrall and Alison Inman

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Celebrating women

18/11/2016 | By Jo Richardson

This year marks the centenary celebrations of the Chartered Institute of Housing and is an opportune moment to reflect on the successes of its founder, Octavia Hill, and consider the role of women in the housing sector, argues Jo Richardson

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VIDEO Q&A: Energy management Video

15/11/2016

Leigh Fairbrother, director of operations at Energy Angels, explains what landlords need to consider when developing their energy management strategies

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Forward thinking

11/11/2016 | By David Todd

The benefits of utilising the latest technology will be evident at Homes 2016, says David Todd, director at Kirona

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Merger efficiencies

11/11/2016

Considered IT strategies are a must for merging organisations, says Colin Sales of 3C Consultants

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Connected working

11/11/2016

How a housing association and a council drove efficiencies in a hectic operating environment

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