99% of housing associations hit HCA deadline

04/11/2015 | By Chloë Stothart

Almost all housing associations have hit the deadline for submission of their revised business plans to the regulator following the government’s rent reduction announcement.

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HCA downgrades landlord over data errors

28/10/2015 | By Carl Brown

The English social housing regulator has downgraded the governance rating of a South West housing association over repeated errors in data submissions.

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Plus Dane given ratings boost after overhaul

30/09/2015 | By Carl Brown

Plus Dane has had its governance rating upgraded and now complies with all regulatory standards, following a drastic overhaul of its governance and finances.

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First merger code for associations revealed

30/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

The 10 principles forming the first merger code for English housing associations have today been revealed by Inside Housing.

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Council to force viability assessments publication

30/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

Housebuilders that claim they cannot meet a London council’s affordable homes quota for new developments could be forced to make their details of financial viability assessments public.


Regulator criticises councils over Traveller sites

30/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

Some Scottish Councils show “little awareness” that regulatory standards for social landlords apply to Gypsy and Traveller sites, a report has found.

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Call for 'agreed approach' on NI flags

05/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

Northern Irish housing associations have called for an “agreed approach” to deal with a mounting problem of new developments being targetted with sectarian flags.

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A gas safety reminder

28/09/2015 | By Chris Green

A recent case has highlighted the hefty financial implications of health and safety failures, says Chris Green from Weightmans

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ALMO fined over gas breach

18/09/2015 | By Corin Williams

An arm’s-length management organisation has been fined £6,660 after its contractor caused a build-up of gas in two properties by capping chimneys used to vent gas boilers and fires.

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