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HCA to outsource viability assessment works


The English social housing regulator is to outsource viability assessment work for up to 40 housing associations to consultants because of staff shortages.


'Opportunistic' lenders seek to push up spreads of bonds


Opportunistic lenders have seized on recent turmoil in the pricing of government bonds to push up the cost of housing association debt.

Financial district

Bond smashes sector record for cheapest ever debt


A £198.5m bond has smashed the sector record for the cheapest ever debt.

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Former chief executive, Tenant Service Authority

Getting away with it


Desperately needed affordable homes are being lost because developers claim it’s no longer viable to fund them

Sasha Butterworth small

Time to re-evaluate pensions


Social landlords who are part of the Social Housing Pension Scheme should ask themselves if they want to move away from defined benefits

JUles Birch small

Brave new world


Guess what the total value of government financial instruments to support new homes will be by 2021.

Editor, Inside Housing

Out of sight, out of mind


Social landlords need to step up and make sure that social housing isn’t forgotten in the debates about the housing crisis

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