Risk & Judgements
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.
The English social housing regulator has downgraded the governance rating of a South West housing association over repeated errors in data submissions.
Plus Dane has had its governance rating upgraded and now complies with all regulatory standards, following a drastic overhaul of its governance and finances.
Value for Money
The 10 principles forming the first merger code for English housing associations have today been revealed by Inside Housing.
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.
Some Scottish Councils show “little awareness” that regulatory standards for social landlords apply to Gypsy and Traveller sites, a report has found.
Health and Safety
Northern Irish housing associations have called for an “agreed approach” to deal with a mounting problem of new developments being targetted with sectarian flags.
A recent case has highlighted the hefty financial implications of health and safety failures, says Chris Green from Weightmans
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.