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Latest News
NHS publishes list of surplus land for sale
 
The NHS has published details of of 817ha surplus land in England which it no longer needs for health care.
Manchester seeks board to oversee £100 million growth pot
 
Greater Manchester's councils and local enterprise partnership have announced they will appoint an independent panel to advise on projects funded from a new £100 million fund to boost growth.
Grants to encourage councils to work property harder
 
Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help local authorities to make more of their property assets.
Garden cities 'will require new joint ventures'
 
Councils need to create joint vehicles with landowners and developers if the government is to achieve its vision of a new generation of garden cities, according to a new report.
Social housing regulator warns associations over risk
 
The new regulator of social housing has warned housing associations that increasingly complex funding means a greater understanding of financial risks is needed.
Saffron Housing Trust wins Moody's credit rating
 
Saffron Housing Trust has won an Aa3 credit rating from agency Moody’s, which claims it is a first for an association formed from a transfer of stock from a local authority.
Shapps extends right-to-buy clawback deadline
 
The government has extended the time that councils are allowed to spend proceeds from the new right-to-buy programme.
About the SocInvest newsletter
 
This newsletter is produced to support the SocInvest programme of regeneration funding and finance events, now in its fifth year.
 
The next SocInvest Conference takes place on 26 June 2012; details are here.
SocInvest 12 Conference News
INTERVIEW: Frank Lee, European Investment Bank
 
In an exclusive interview, SocInvest 12 speaker Frank Lee reveals that the EIB is poised to announce the first round of UK schemes to be granted cash from its JESSICA regeneration fund.
Manchester boss to explain city deal to SocInvest conference
 
Manchester City Council’s chief executive will explain his city’s City Deal with central Government at next month’s SocInvest 12 conference.
Features
INTERVIEW: BPF finance policy director Peter Cosmetatos
Peter Cosmetatos is full of praise for the government’s open-mindedness on infrastructure funding, but calls for greater openness about how it reaches its decisions.
 
INTERVIEW: Chris Murray, chief of Core Cities
Core Cities director Chris Murray is pleased with the announcement of tailored city deals for England’s core cities, but is hungry for further devolution of powers.
 
INTERVIEW: Anne Bowden, partner at Pinsent Masons
“Central government is making it incredibly difficult to implement housing policies,” Anne Bowden says.
 
INTERVIEW: Centre for Cities chief executive Alexandra Jones
Alexandra Jones raises two cheers for government proposals to give local authorities greater control of decision-making and finance.
 


17 May 2012
 

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