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"It is great to see sector leadership on the important issue of efficiencies. Housing associations need to be able to tell a clear story on how efficient we are and the impact we are making, otherwise others will attempt to do it for us. Having a set of indicators that are owned and reported by the sector would be a real step forward. The proposed pilot will be critical in making sure these indicators work for housing associations in different markets and different areas and give us the information we need to paint a coherent picture of sector efficiency.

David Orr commenting on the launch of the Sector Scorecard, 25th January 2017

"Our analysis of the financial reports of over 175 of the largest associations suggests that the sector could bring forward an additional 44,000 new homes a year by 2029, through greater efficiencies and additional asset-backed borrowing."

Savills, Releasing untapped potential for more housing, 28th November 2016

"Over the course of this Parliament, the government expects to more than double, in real terms, annual capital spending on housing. Coupled with our resolve to tackle the long term challenges of land supply, this commitment to housing delivery represents a step-change in our ambition to increase the supply of homes for sale and for rent, to deliver a housing market that works for everyone.

Chancellor's Autumn Statement, 23rd November 2016


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Common metrics agreed to drive sector VFM

A working group chaired by Mark Henderson of Home Group has provisionally agreed a common set of fifteen metrics to be used for a pilot scheme to compare the efficiency and value for money generated by the participating associations.

For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.

2016 Members Conference

Our eleventh Members' Conference took place on 25th February at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

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