Couple sorting bills
Couple sorting bills
Update

New and improved system of Universal Credit payments confirmed

This is great news for housing associations and their tenants. Once rolled out this means tenants and landlords will be able to understand immediately if the account is in credit or debt – this is especially important as more tenants are now having to rely on universal credit.

09 July 2020


Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament
Update

Updates on the Chancellor's financial statement and the Affordable Homes Programme

Today’s financial statement was not designed to be as comprehensive as previous spring or autumn budgets. Its aim was to introduce an emergency package of measures in response to the coronavirus crisis. However, there were some important announcements relevant to housing associations.

08 July 2020


stack of money
stack of money
Update

Responding to coronavirus – views from the Finance Policy Advisory Group

In a collection of short articles, members of the Finance Policy Advisory Group (FPAG) have commented on the impact of coronavirus on the sector, in their own organisations, and across all regions of England. Nathan Mallows, Director of Finance & IT at Coastline Housing Group and Chair of FPAG, reflects on the past few months and outlines the content provided by the group.

08 July 2020


sorting out money and bills
sorting out money and bills
Update

Local Government Pension Scheme – current considerations

Our pensions advisers Isio update on the latest on the Local Government Pension Scheme, including the position on funding and end of year reporting, and outline some recommended next steps.

08 July 2020


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stack of money
Update

Social Housing Pension Scheme – current considerations

Recent movements in markets and upcoming changes in Defined Benefit funding regulations are putting pressure on Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) funding levels. Our pensions advisers Isio discuss recent and upcoming developments and outline the current considerations to take on board.

08 July 2020


Money
Money
Update

Material operational effects of coronavirus and the impact on housing associations

The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have material operational effects on housing associations in the UK. Financial experts Moody's outline the impacts they expect to see in the sector.

08 July 2020


sorting out money and bills
sorting out money and bills
Update

VAT efficiency – opportunities for housing associations

There are many ways for housing associations to drive VAT efficiencies by making use of existing VAT legislation and HMRC accepted arrangements. Our tax advisers RSM explain how this works.

08 July 2020


stack of money
stack of money
Update

Preparing annual accounts – corporation tax considerations

With most housing associations in the midst of annual statutory audits, it’s a good time to have a corporation tax ‘spring clean’. Our tax advisers RSM outline some useful considerations.

08 July 2020


Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament
Response

NHF response to today's mini-budget

It’s good to see the government announcing support for young people and others facing unemployment but the shortage of social homes is stopping young people get on in life.

08 July 2020


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coronavirus header banner
Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – important changes from July 2020

Important monthly changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have been announced by HM Revenue & Customs. Our tax advisors RSM explain these in detail.

08 July 2020