Risk & Judgements
A Scottish housing association has been slammed by the regulator for “failing to progress” a site bought in 2010 with £1m of public money.
The housing regulator knew about serious problems with Circle’s repairs service affecting vulnerable tenants when it upgraded the organisation to compliant last year.
The chair of the regulator has warned housing associations the government could impose an “unpleasant” rent settlement if it is not persuaded they are building enough homes.
Value for Money
The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this Parliament.
Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
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