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"We welcome the plans to reduce social rents, which will save 1.2 million households £700 a year, but we have grave concerns about the impact on housing associations and local authorities. They will face a huge reduction in rent revenue, drastically undermining their capacity to borrow and to build."

Steven Timms, shadow employment secretary, House of Commons debate , 20th July 2015

There were a lot of good and productive initiatives in the coalition Government to promote the building of more housing and more affordable homes. It is with great regret, therefore, that I find myself so completely opposed to the Government’s proposals to extend right to buy to housing associations and to force local authorities to sell off their highest-value properties as they become vacant.

Lord Kerslake, Maiden speech to the House of Lords, 2nd June 2015

"Nothing short of an entirely new approach will create a model of housing for poor, vulnerable, disabled and marginalised people that will give them secure, cheap and high quality housing choices. "

Matthew Gardiner Blog for Inside Housing, 11th May 2015


Welcome to the website of Hargreaves Risk and Strategy.

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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Keep building despite the rent cut

To avoid another one...

We believe that the measures taken in the Budget were driven by a perception that the sector was not making an adequate contribution to meeting the housing needs of the country, piling up surpluses while not challening itself to deliver more homes or to help its tenants to increase the participation in the job market. We propose a much more proactive approach to increasing this contribution by anticipating and planning to replace units sold under the Right to Buy along with more sales of void properties to generate cash for new homes. For more information, see our latest edition of the HRS Review.

2015 Members Conference

Our tenth Members' Conference took place on 5th March 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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