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Bond aggregator completes first deal since 2015

24/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.

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Barwell: 5% of Starter Homes Land Fund invested

24/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.

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Kier forms joint venture with 11,000-home housing association

23/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Kier has announced a joint venture with an 11,000-home housing association as it reports a growth in profits in its half year results.

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Shared ownership company buys housing association

23/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.

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Government considers rolling affordable housing into infrastructure levy

24/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.

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Councils urged to 'get on' with Local Plans after High Court quashes interim guidance

24/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.

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Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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Barwell: 5% of Starter Homes Land Fund invested

24/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.

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Breaking the cycle Video

24/02/2017 | By Steve Sampson

Gang violence is a growing problem in our inner cities but councils’ youth services budgets have been cut. Can housing associations fill the void? Steve Sampson finds out

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MPs to debate associations' duties to private neighbours

22/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Ministers will be asked to require housing associations to offer compensation to neighbours affected by their tenants at a House of Commons debate later today.

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Birmingham changes expected to remove 4,000 from housing waiting list

14/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Birmingham City Council is set to remove an estimated 4,000 households from its housing waiting list by changing its allocation policy.

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Areas with rising waiting lists see falls in social housing

24/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Councils with the fastest rising housing waiting lists are areas which saw above average decreases in the amount of social housing coming available, exclusive Inside Housing analysis shows.

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We've changed to ensure smaller contractors can bid for schemes

16/03/2017 | By Nigel Wilson

A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more

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Association selects 16 contractors for £90m repairs framework

16/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A housing association has selected 16 contractors to deliver a £90m repairs framework in London.

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Understanding each other is the key to good governance

22/03/2017 | By Helen White

Boards that work effectively with their executive team and the regulator are the ones that will succeed, says Helen White

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Eight associations referred to regulator more than once by official bodies

16/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Eight housing associations have been reported to the regulator by official bodies more than once over the past five years because of repairs and maintenance concerns.

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Time for new talent

24/03/2017 | By Alice Smith, guest editor

Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith

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The age of the apprentice Video

23/03/2017

Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change

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New apprenticeship standards represent signficant change

22/03/2017 | By Vanessa Howell

Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing

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The Budget: full coverage

08/03/2017

THE BUDGET: The latest housing news from today’s Budget

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Customer first should trump digital first

17/02/2017 | By Chan Kataria

The move to digital shouldn’t be at the expense of tenants’ best interests, says Chan Kataria

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Tower Hamlets Homes named most LGBT-friendly housing organisation

19/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Tower Hamlets Homes has been named the top housing sector organisation by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, in its Top 100 Employers list.

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My day as an innovation pioneer

12/01/2017 | By Donna Baddeley

Donna Baddeley describes her experience of Housemark’s Evolve pitch day

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