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Regulator slams newly merged Circle for ongoing repairs failings

21/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Financial reporting concerns lead to association downgrade

21/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Together Housing Group has been downgraded by the social housing regulator because of concerns about “inaccurate or untimely financial reporting”.

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Interim judgements issued for merged landlords

15/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

The regulator has issued ‘interim’ judgements for two newly merged housing associations, as it shakes up its rules on ratings following a merger.

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Associations slash spend on major repairs as rent cut bites

20/01/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.

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Labour writes to UK Statistics Authority over million homes target

20/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Council wins right to judicial review into government's Aylesbury decision

20/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

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.

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Due diligence

17/06/2016 | By Jan Ashworth

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

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17/06/2016

Landlords can navigate complex European procurement rules by outsourcing, says Birmingham Council’s Bill Mealey

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Tower block blaze 'caused by faulty dryer'

30/08/2016

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.

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The gas fright homes Video

28/07/2016 | By Simon Brandon

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

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Blame the victims

28/06/2016 | By John Gray

Too many housing associations do not support the victims of workplace violence, says John Gray

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