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.
A housing association in the South East will no longer have to demolish 35 newly-built homes after winning a planning appeal.
A developer has dropped its appeal against a High Court ruling which found Winchester Council broke the law by not consulting on a controversial development.
The chief executive of Hyde has warned housing associations have been “partly responsible” for creating a “dependency culture”, as she set out a vision for a new giant organisation.
A Labour council hopes its new housing company will be allowed to buy the authority’s own vacant ‘high-value’ stock, preventing loss of homes to fund the Right to Buy extension.
Thames Valley Housing and Genesis have appointed a joint board and leadership team as they prepare to merge in July.