Friday, 24 February 2017

Circle of despair

The inside story of Circle’s recent repairs troubles holds a cautionary tale for the sector. Pete Apps reports

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  • Circle sells German PRS arm

    1 November 2016

    Circle has sold its German private rental subsidiary for an undisclosed sum, boosted by rent increases and a weak pound.

  • Circle to collapse subsidiaries from September

    25 July 2016

    Circle Housing will begin the process of collapsing its mammoth group structure into a single entity in September.

  • Circle boosts surplus and cuts costs

    22 July 2016

    Circle Housing has recorded a 27% increase in surplus and stripped £25m in cost out of its business to mitigate the rent cut.

  • Unions resolve dispute with Circle

    7 June 2016

    One of the largest industrial disputes in the housing association sector has been averted after a landlord compromised on plans to change its employees’ terms and conditions.

  • Circle agrees to meet unions weekly

    2 March 2016

    A housing association has agreed to hold weekly negotiations with union leaders, averting the imminent threat of large-scale industrial action.

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