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What is leasing, a brief introduction

What is a lease? Given the potential impact of the proposed changes to lease accounting how do Local Authorities actually know when they’re using leasing?   Leases can travel into Councils in many different ways including  equipment...

Thursday 06 November 2014 Read More

Gloucester City Council hopes to transfer social housing stock

Providing adequate social housing is proving to be a challenge for local authorities across the UK. As the country’s residents battle rising inflation and increasing rent costs, it is proving difficult for councils to find the resources to provide...

Friday 31 October 2014 Read More

Should councils have a finance scheme to support local residents and...

Balancing budgets and allocating finance is a difficult task for all councils. Trying to support the local community while being mindful of the available funds, and also only getting involved in funding schemes when there are significant problems to...

Friday 29 August 2014 Read More

Housing cuts and alternative funding vehicles

The latest round of council spending cuts is going to hit housing services particularly hard, according to new data from the Communities and Local Government department and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Indeed,...

Tuesday 26 August 2014 Read More

Alternative lending becomes more attractive for housing associations

Housing associations in the UK will increasingly seek out alternative lending solutions over the next few years, according to new research. The report, compiled by Moody’s Investor Service, predicted that capital markets will play a big part in...

Monday 11 August 2014 Read More

Right-to-buy abolished in Scotland

Scotland has recently announced its intention to get rid of the right-to-buy scheme by 2016. Although the Conservatives opposed the move, MSPs voted in favour of abolishing the policy in order to protect the country’s social housing stock and...

Wednesday 16 July 2014 Read More

Council finances: Is change needed?

It seems that at the moment, the finances of local councils are never far from the news headlines. Indeed, austerity measures and government cuts have led to many authorities struggling to operate properly, with many public services suffering as a...

Wednesday 16 July 2014 Read More

Could HRA misuse force a change in the rules?

The topic of council housing finance is often one that raises a few eyebrows. In 2012, the process underwent a reform in order simplify the entire system. From that point, council housing finance became known as Housing Revenue Account (HRA)...

Monday 30 June 2014 Read More

NHS Trust borrows from council to get out of PFI deal

A recent transaction involving a private-finance initiative (PFI) deal has sparked debate after an NHS trust was able to terminate a hospital PFI contract early, saving some £67 million in the process. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation paid off...

Wednesday 18 June 2014 Read More

Salford’s historic debt wiped

Salford City Council has had £65.1 million of historic housing debt written off by the government and the body will now transfer the ownership of its social housing to Salix Homes. The deal will allow for 8,500 council properties to be handed over...

Thursday 12 June 2014 Read More
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