The latest on social housing finance, including news, views and analysis on lending, bonds, institutional investment, grant rates, affordable rent, and regulation.

elderly care home

Council care home closure plan on hold


Plans to shut most of Devon County Council’s care homes have been suspended following a court challenge.

Salford council

Salford tenants to vote on transfer


Council tenants in Salford will be able to vote on whether their homes are transferred to a co-operative, releasing £75m of investment.

David Orr

Orr: A Labour government should shift cash to housing


David Orr has urged Labour to consider re-prioritising it’s spending to increase funding for affordable housing without any new borrowing.

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Reporter, Inside Housing

Landlords beware


If landlords have stopped worrying about the looming FRS 102 accountancy changes, it might be time to dust off the nightmares.

Solicitor, Weightmans LLP

Fraud warning


A recent case should warn councils that not all applications for the Right to Buy are on the level, says Karen Neald


Coming of age?


Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees


Rough measures


The GLA rejected an adjustment to the first homelessness social impact bond to keep rough sleeping figures down, Heather Spurr reports

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