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

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Lower benefit cap would 'push affordable rents out of reach'


Affordable rents would be out of reach for families on benefit in London if welfare is capped at £23,000 a year, landlords have warned.


Housing association U-turn on controversial board pay policy


A housing association criticised for excessive board remuneration has slashed the salary of its chair by nearly half.

Cameron Watt

Northern Ireland housing associations 'outperforming rest of the UK' Video


The Northern Ireland housing association sector is growing at more than double the rate of its counterparts in the rest of the UK, according to analysis that will be launched tomorrow.

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Price fixation can be costly


Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer


Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

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Taxing problems


Could we invent a worse system of taxing housing than the one we have now?

Consultant, Clarke Willmott

Regeneration blues


Will the government’s estate regeneration programme appeal to social landlords? David Percival has his doubts

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