Risk & Judgements
The Welsh regulator will introduce a series of governance and viability standards for the first time, as part of a package to take housing associations off the national balance sheet.
Wrekin Housing Group (WHG) has been downgraded by the housing regulator due to weaknesses in risk management across its large group structure.
The social housing regulator has downgraded a housing association’s governance to a non-compliant rating over “significant weaknesses” in its information about its housing stock.
Value for Money
A black and minority ethnic housing association hopes to become the leading provider of services to new migrants in London as it focuses on non-housing services.
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.
Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative.
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Health and Safety
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