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References and Resources


  1. Statistical Data Return: Private Registered Provider Social Housing Stock in England 2015-2016 11 October 2016 The SDR provides aggregate data on stock size, types, location and rents at 31 March each year, plus data on sales and acquisitions made between 1 April and 31 March.
  2. Sector Risk Profile 2016 September 2016 Primarily aimed at the boards of registered providers, this report is intended to help provide a better understanding of those risks in an increasingly complex and diverse sector.
  3. 2015 Global Accounts of Housing Providers - Report February 2016 and 2015 Global Accounts of Housing Providers – Spreadsheet Data February 2016 The global accounts of housing providers sets out information such as registered providers’ income and costs, the value of their housing assets and the level of borrowing that they have. The report gives an overview and the spreadsheet provides data on individual housing associations.
  4. Improving Private Renting sets out the growing demand for private rented accommodation experienced by housing charity Shelter. The charity provides advice, support and legal services to people struggling with bad housing or homelessness.
  5. Social Housing Magazine recently provided a useful overview of the sector’s risk as captured by credit rating agencies such as Moody’s and Standard and Poor.
  6. House Building by Housing Associations Down explains more about the move by associations away from social rents and toward market rent and sale.
  7. Housing Associations: Record Surpluses Again This Year reports on the sector surpluses for 2015/16 and describes some of the associated economic trends.
  8. Big Housing Associations: Surpluses Up Again outlines how  the largest 75 housing associations in England boosted their combined surplus to £2.2bn this year.
  9. Axe The Housing Act - New Figures Illustrate Crisis describes the increased commercialisation of the housing association sector and the rise in the levels of homelessness and families living in substandard accommodation.
  10. Housing Associations Must Beware The Risk Of Going Commercial urges the sector to learn the lessons from the last housing crisis.
  11. Foreign Investors Buy 80% Of Homes In Thameside Developments is a brief article highlighting the growth in schemes designed to attract speculative investment.
  12. Buyers Are Pulling Out Of House Sales Following Vote Leave – But Overseas Investors Are Swooping In reports on how foreign speculators are mopping up in the wake of ‘Brexit’.
  13. Social Housing Investment Trust Plots £250m-Plus IPO This Month provides more detail on the new Real Estate Investment Trust which will specialise in social housing investment opportunities.
  14. Rents Continue To Rise Across The UK And In London describes the severe pressures on the private rented housing market across the UK. While readers may already be aware of the impact in London, figures for other regions are equally worrying.
  15. New Figures: Housing Bosses Get Inflation Busting Pay Increases reports on the rapid rise in the pay of housing association chief executives, in contrast to those of frontline workers.


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