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"Solving the housing crisis is the biggest domestic policy challenge of our generation. It doesn't make sense to stop councils from playing their part in solving it. So today I can announce that we are scrapping [the Housing Revenue Account borrowing] cap. "

Theresa May, Speech to the Conservative Party Conference, 3rd October 2018

" today, I can announce that new longer term partnerships will be opened up to the most ambitious housing associations through a groundbreaking 2 billion initiative. Under the scheme, associations will be able to apply for funding stretching as far ahead as 2028/29 the first time any government has offered housing associations such long-term certainty. Doing so will give you the stability you need to get tens of thousands of affordable and social homes built where they are needed most, and make it easier for you to leverage the private finance you need to build many more. "

Theresa May, Speech at the National Housing Summit, 19th September 2018

"Fire doors from five suppliers have now been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standard following an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This highlights broader potential failings within the industry and the Government is taking immediate action to address this."

James Brokenshire, MHCLG statement 31st July 2018


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We are a specialist consultancy and research organisation, working with housing associations, funders and regulators on risk management, strategic planning and control.

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Boost for both HA and LA housebuilding

The Prime Minister has made two significant announcements with regard to social housing during the last month. On 19th September, she addressed the National Housing Summit, telling housing associations that they would be able to bid for funding up to 2028/9 to give long term certainty for their growth plans. On 3rd October, she told her party conference that the cap on local authorities borrowing against their Housing Revenue Account income would be removed, so that they could, once again, play a much more significant role in solving the country's housing crisis.

For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.

2018 Members Conference

Our thirteenth Members' Conference took place on 5th June 2018 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

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