Murja re-brands to ATFS

Today sees the launch of Aquila Treasury Finance & Solutions (ATFS), formerly Murja Ltd, a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) accredited treasury consultancy. ATFS will form the treasury and finance service of Altair, the housing consultancy, who are both wholly owned subsidiaries of Aquila Services Group plc. The ATFS re- branding is launched at the Scottish…

Supported Housing Funding – The Next Steps

The Government published its long-awaited proposals on the future funding of supported housing at the end of last month. There will be three different approaches from April 2020 depending on the type of supported housing involved: Sheltered and extra care housing – housing designated for occupation mainly by over-55s with care and support needs, with…

STOP PRESS : Altair joins forces with pod

Altair has today announced that through its parent company Aquila Group Services Plc, it has purchased pod development and financial modelling. Co-founded by Matt Carroll and Hannah Breitschädel in 2008, pod is a multidisciplinary construction and regeneration consultancy. They specialise in all aspects of development consultancy and financial modelling including their ‘podplan’, a bespoke development…

Tips to Help Build Bridges

With five devolution deals agreed to date across the North of England and a further six bids in the pipeline, the funding landscape for housing is set to change. Partnership working has never been more important in maximising available funding in order to deliver ambitious development plans and optimise service to customers in challenging financial…

“Shaping the Future” – Our First Webinar

Steve Douglas and Michael Appleby delivered Altair’s first ever Webinar on the 20th June, where they looked at “Shaping the Future” with 26 attendees from all over the UK following the hour long online seminar. The presentation covered: • An organisational overview and how we have developed • A summary of the key results from…

The Election Result

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” Having pushed the button, the result has been a remarkable miscalculation for Mrs May. The dust is starting to settle on the make-up of the new Cabinet following the surprise result in last week’s General Election. This particular explosion has resulted in: The loss of Gavin…

4 Point Plan for Northern Housing

The Northern Housing Consortium is calling on all prospective MPs and leading Stakeholders to back its work in tackling the housing crisis in the North. They believe the solutions to this exist and, with the right commitment, are achievable. They have set out four headline and interlinked housing priorities for the incoming Government: Support for…