We produce a number of brochures and newsletters as well as legal updates covering a broad range of topic areas. Below is a selection of our most recent publications. You can also search for brochures, ebulletins and newsletters by clicking on the links to the side.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Regulation Committee has published a consultation paper on proposed changes in its regulation of registered providers of social housing (RPs). Responses are invited no later than 4 June. This paper identifies three main areas for enhanced regulation: ringfencing; recovery planning; and protection of public value.
The HCA’s new discussion paper is welcome. In fact it’s overdue. The truth is that housing associations have branched out significantly since the new regulatory regime came into being. This was done with the acceptance and encouragement of Government, the HCA’s investment arm and the regulator’s acceptance that its regulatory role was more narrowly defined than under the previous regime.
The HCA’s discussion paper raises the question of ringfencing. Should social housing be placed at risk from non-social housing? In this paper Andrew Cowan looks at whether ringfencing has a place in the sector and, if so, to what extent.
A short briefing note on the Green Deal and how it is progressing since its launch in January 2013.
A short briefing note on the new rules for the Housing Guarantee Scheme, published in February, and how we expect it to impact Affordable Housing.