Regulation

Regulation specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor

E-mail: heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591

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Welsh regulator to introduce performance standards

01/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Midlands association downgraded over governance concerns

30/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Wrekin Housing Group (WHG) has been downgraded by the housing regulator due to weaknesses in risk management across its large group structure.

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Large housing association rated 'non-compliant'

11/07/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

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Migrant focus for BME housing association

08/12/2016 | By Clare Mullooly

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.

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L&G raises £170m for build to rent investment

08/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

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.

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

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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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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Stamp of approval

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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