What can happen if you don’t get your HR processes right?

In this issue Lynn Kennedy, recently appointed HR Director at Altair, considers the issue of disability discrimination at work. With substantial experience in employee relations Lynn explains the importance of robust HR practices, and the implications of a poorly executed process. ‘Didn’t know about disability’ defence not good enough In the recent tribunal case, Baldeh…

Why agile working matters

The social housing sector is currently going through an era of significant change and many housing associations are responding to this with huge investment in digital transformation programmes and moves to mobile and agile working for colleagues. They are looking at new ways of working to become more cost effective, enhance their services and to…

Hold tight for a bonfire of RP VfM arrangements

If I mention 29 March 2019 and Halloween, the chances are you’ll respond with the B-word. However, while Europe awaits the ghoulish Halloween Brexit resolution, with equal trepidation, Registered Providers (RPs) anticipate firecrackers when the Social Housing Regulator pronounces on Value for Money (VfM), as Guy Fawkes is being burned. Almost a year to the…

Goodbye Libor, Hello Sonia

The publication of the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (Libor) will end by 31 December 2021. This will have major implications for housing association loan books throughout the UK. This note summarises those implications and looks at what actions housing associations need to take in preparation for the change. Download the ATFS full briefing for…

Don’t Be Caught out by the Dissolution of Libor

With Sonia set to replace Libor, Joseph Carr warns of major implications for housing association loan books throughout the UK. Over $350tn in corporate loans, derivatives, bonds, deposits and mortgages is tied to the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor). Housing associations in England alone have a loan book of circa £92bn, and the interest on approximately 63…

Altair & Devonshires Seminar – 4th July

Governance : Codes, Conduct and Responsibilities  04 Jul 18 |  9:30 am – 1:00 pm |  Devonshires Solicitors LLP, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT.   The fallout from Carillion in the construction sector and First Priority Housing in the RP sector will once again cast a significant spotlight on governance and the role of boards, executives…