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
Conservative government policies will lead to 34,000 fewer homes built by housing associations than previously expected, despite Wednesday’s unveiling of increased housing funding.
Every region of England and Wales has experienced inflation-busting house price increases year-on-year, according to official figures released today.
Housing development companies must be as independent of local authorities as possible, says Richard Claxton
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.