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pdf Current Investing in council housing: the impact on HRA business plans (CIPFA) Recommendations from CIPFA - intended primarily to help local authorities to restore their investment plans to at least the levels available to them at the time of the settlement. File size: 728KB Published Date: 18/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Accounting Officer Accountability System for Local Government (DCLG) Sets out the current funding systems, legislation and guidance which form the accountability system statement for local government. File size: 450KB Published Date: 13/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Local government in England: capital finance (HCL) An introduction to capital finance and borrowing by local authorities in England, including details on the Public Works Loan Board, bonds, and tax increment financing. File size: 346KB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: understanding differences in unit costs - summary report (HCA) The HCA has published this analysis, in part, to help boards understand the identifiable factors which drive cost variation across the sector, and, importantly, to allow boards to challenge their own organisation’s cost data. File size: 642KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: review of value for money self assessments (HCA) This report sets out key issues and themes that the regulator has identified from its reviews of providers’ Value for Money (VfM) self-assessments. Key messages are as follows: File size: 157KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money - understanding differences in unit costs: technical regression This technical report sets out the detail of regression analysis undertaken by HCA Regulation on unit costs of private registered providers of social housing (‘providers’) in England File size: 403KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Unit cost analysis: letter to chairs of all large registered providers Letter from Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulation Committee, on new analysis of cost variation across the social housing sector. NOTE: this letter was updated on 15 July 2016 by the HCA - see documents within this section dated 15 July 2016 for the revised version. File size: 124KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Housing revenue account: accounting practices directions 2016 The consultation ended on 27 January and the DCLG has now issued the 2016 directions which details items to be included in the local housing authorities’ housing revenue accounts. File size: 222KB Published Date: 12/05/2016 Download
pdf Current The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives (HM Treasury) The Treasury states that the UK would be permanently poorer if it left the EU and adopted any of the following three models: File size: 8MB Published Date: 18/04/2016 Download
pdf Current The budget of the European Union: a guide (IFS) This is the first report of many that the IFS will produce in the run up to the EU referendum that will look at public finance and budgetary issues. File size: 2MB Published Date: 06/04/2016 Download
pdf Current 2016 annual review of social housing (Beever and Struthers) A look at the accounts and annual reports of the largest 100 Registered Providers (RPs) (“Top 100”) published in the 2014/15 reporting season. It discusses development trends, proposals from the July 2015 budget (which came too late to be included in many of the accounts) and, as last year with risks and controls being very much on the HCA’s radar, it undertakes a comparison of the key risks identified by RPs. File size: 1MB Published Date: 31/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Analysis of the finances of registered social landlords 2015 (Scotland) This is the Scottish Housing Regulator's analysis which has found that most registered social landlords (RSLs) are continuing to manage their resources to ensure their financial wellbeing. The Regulator also identified rising rent levels as a potentially significant issue especially if tenants’ incomes fail to increase in step with increased rent. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Budget 2016 (Community Housing Cymru) A briefing looking at the key announcements and what they mean for housing in Wales. File size: 448KB Published Date: 22/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Budget 2016 policy analysis (British Property Federation) A summary of extracts from the Budget red book. File size: 128KB Published Date: 21/03/2016 Download
pdf Current The March 2016 Budget has been described as a 'missed opportunity in the government's race against time to meet its own housing targets'. We've pulled together some of the key points for members. File size: 214KB Published Date: 17/03/2016
pdf Current Time for revision - why the Chancellor needs to look again at his plans for tax cuts in the Budget (Resolution Foundation) This briefing note considers possible tax cuts that could feature in the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget, and looks at how these policy choices can be made in a way that better benefits lower earners. File size: 515KB Published Date: 15/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Balancing Local Authority Budgets (CIPFA) This briefing looks at what it means to have a balanced budget and who is responsible for achieving this equilibrium. It also considers what factors have a negative impact on the budget and result in a local authority facing a spending crisis. File size: 307KB Published Date: 14/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Final guidance on flexible use of capital receipts (DCLG) The Spending Review 2015 gave local authorities the right to use capital receipts on the revenue costs of reform projects. This updated guidance and the attached directions provide details on the type of projects that qualify and sets out the expected governance and transparency framework. File size: 349KB Published Date: 11/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Background to the 2016 Budget (House of Commons Briefing) This House of Commons Library briefing set out the background to the 2016 Budget which will took place on Wednesday 16 March 2016. File size: 496KB Published Date: 11/03/2016 Download
pdf Current The Future of Private Pension Saving (ILC) This report brings together Parliamentarians, business, academics and industry experts to discuss how best the UK Government can incentivise private pension saving. File size: 169KB Published Date: 08/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Local government finance settlement briefing (CIPFA) This is CIPFA's briefing on the settlement. File size: 299KB Published Date: 02/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Our briefing delves into the detail behind the government's social housing rent reduction policy and provides sound, practical guidance on how to prepare. We include the detail on applying the reduction, managing tenancies, re-lets and service charges as well outlining the exceptions and exemptions. File size: 417KB Published Date: 18/02/2016
pdf Current Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)'s 2016 Green Budget This IFS document examines the new framework of fiscal rules that the Chancellor has set for himself, and the risks to the public finances that may throw him off course. Among other things, it sets out in detail the effects of the current plans for Universal Credit. File size: 5MB Published Date: 09/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Local government finance report (England) 2016 to 2017 This report sets out the aspects of the settlement which will require specific approval by the House of Commons, including the amount and basis of distribution of the revenue support grant in 2016 to 2017. File size: 202KB Published Date: 09/02/2016 Download
xlsx Current Key information for local authorities: final local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017 This Excel workbook sets out the key information on the settlement for individual authorities and classes of authorities. File size: 378KB Published Date: 09/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Inflation report (Bank of England) Monthly report from the Bank Of England. For a summary see the monthly Housing Finance Excellence Network inflation update. File size: 2MB Published Date: 04/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Final government evidence for the Low Pay Commissions 2016 report (BIS) This report provides evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to help them monitor, evaluate, and review the national minimum wage and its impact, and make recommendations for future rates. File size: 1MB Published Date: 29/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Commentary on the Public Sector Finance Release - January for December (OBR) Commentary from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) on the December 2015 public sector finance bulletin as issued by the ONS (and released in January 2016). File size: 122KB Published Date: 27/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Regulation round-up - January 2016 (Financial Conduct Authority) The monthly FCA bulletin to all regulated firms. File size: 350KB Published Date: 27/01/2016 Download
xls Current Help to Buy: equity loan calculator The HCA has released this calculator to estimate the long-term sustainability of equity loan investments. File size: 120KB Published Date: 26/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Help to Buy: equity loan calculator guidance The HCA has released this calculator to estimate the long-term sustainability of equity loan investments. This is the guidance document to support its use. File size: 460KB Published Date: 26/01/2016 Download
pdf Current December 2015 Public Sector Finances Bulletin (published January 2016) Public sector net borrowing decreased by £11.0 billion to £74.2 billion in the current financial year to date (April 2015 to December 2015). File size: 567KB Published Date: 26/01/2016 Download
pdf Current The reduction applies to all tenancies subject to the rent standard including Registered Providers of social housing, Local Authorities and for-profit providers. File size: 32KB Published Date: 13/01/2016
pdf Current Bank of England quarterly bulletin 2015 (Q4) This is the January 2016 release of the BoE bulletin. File size: 2MB Published Date: 11/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Council Tax Reduction Schemes This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the implementation of local Council Tax Reduction Schemes from 1 April 2013. These local support schemes have replaced the national scheme of Council Tax Benefit. File size: 865KB Published Date: 02/01/2016 Download
pdf Current The Resolution Foundation earnings outlook Q3 2015 A look beyond the headline data on the forces behind current developments in pay, how the fruits are shared, and the short- and longer-term drivers of earnings growth. File size: 302KB Published Date: 16/12/2015 Download
pdf Current These slides describe the key facts, challenges and opportunities for housing organisations following a year of tumultuous change for the housing sector as a whole. They were first presented at our 'Brave New World' event on 8 December 2015 by HQNs Chief Executive Alistair McIntosh and the Housing Finance Excellence Network's Lead Associate, Ian Parker. File size: 690KB Published Date: 15/12/2015
pdf Current Regional and local economic growth statistics (Commons Library paper) Updated statistics on the size of regional/country and local economies, recent economic growth in these areas, their contribution to total UK economic output, and comparisons of their living standards. File size: 766KB Published Date: 14/12/2015 Download
pdf Current Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 This is the full review document. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Preparing for the future - pre-analysis of global accounts Inside Housing has analysed the accounts of 75 of the largest housing associations in England. File size: 424KB Published Date: 10/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Shape shifting: the changing role of the state during fiscal consolidation This report from the Resolution Foundation’s looks at the changing size and shape of the state and what decisions the government will need to make going forward. File size: 799KB Published Date: 10/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Forecast evaluation report (October 2015) - OBR This year’s report from the Office for Budget Responsibility looks at the latest data for 2014-15 – five years on from their first forecast in June 2010. File size: 775KB Published Date: 14/10/2015 Download
pdf Current Halifax house price index - September 2015 Lloyds Banking Group (Halifax) has released it's latest house prince index. It states that Annual house price growth eases to 8.6% File size: 71KB Published Date: 07/10/2015 Download
pdf Current The Homes and Communities Agency’s latest sector risk profile considers the risks that social housing landlords are facing. Although the document is primarily aimed at housing associations (providers) many of the risks equally apply to local authorities and ALMOs. File size: 195KB Published Date: 24/09/2015
pdf Current HCA Sector Risk Profile 2015 - September 2015 This is the fourth annual Sector Risk Profile from the Homes and Communities Agency. Stress-test to minimise risk. File size: 287KB Published Date: 18/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Charter for Budget responsibility - Autumn update The Charter for Budget Responsibility sets out the government’s fiscal and debt management policy and how this will operate. File size: 431KB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Summer Finance Bill 2015 - legislation and explanatory notes - September 2015 These explanatory notes relate to the Finance Bill 2015 as introduced into Parliament on 14 July 2015. File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Financial institutions landscape - HM Treasury - September 2015 The government is selling assets on an unprecedented scale but, given the equally large scale of its new loans and other initiatives, the overall projected net effect is a £200m increase in borrowing. File size: 738KB Published Date: 11/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Housing Association credit profiles to diverge (Moodys - September 2015) This short briefing form Moodys predicts divergence as regional housing policy differences widen. It also considers the role of the regulator and borrowing needs File size: 239KB Published Date: 09/09/2015 Download
pdf Current The Chancellors Choices - a progressive 2015 spending review This report from the IPPR shows how the chancellor could make the forthcoming spending review as progressive as possible File size: 5MB Published Date: 02/09/2015 Download
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