Risk & Judgements
The housing regulator has slammed the recently merged Circle Housing for risking “serious harm” to tenants due to ongoing repairs failings, despite assurances it had improved.
Together Housing Group has been downgraded by the social housing regulator because of concerns about “inaccurate or untimely financial reporting”.
The regulator has issued ‘interim’ judgements for two newly merged housing associations, as it shakes up its rules on ratings following a merger.
Value for Money
Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.
Labour has written to the chair of the UK Statistics Authority seeking an adjudication over alleged “deliberate misuse of statistics” in the government’s million homes target.
Southwark Council has won the right to launch a judicial review into the government’s decision to block the eviction of leaseholders from the Aylesbury Estate after appealing a previous rejection from the High Court.
From our partners
It’s important to work with an OJEU-compliant partner for energy procurement, says Jan Ashworth, head of Official Journal of the European Union at Inspired Energy
Landlords can navigate complex European procurement rules by outsourcing, says Birmingham Council’s Bill Mealey
Health and Safety
A huge blaze that ripped through five floors of a council-owned tower block was caused by a faulty tumble dryer, the London Fire Brigade has confirmed.
The gas fright homes Video
In April, Conars Court received a full set of gas safety certificates. Almost immediately, the gas supply had to be cut off. Simon Brandon investigates
Too many housing associations do not support the victims of workplace violence, says John Gray