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Sigma Capital – new recruits Kiarash, Jack and Alec

Residential development and urban regeneration company, Sigma Capital Group plc, has expanded its London team with two new recruits, showcasing its continuous success and growth. This growth derives from the launch of Simple Life plc and the subsequent expansion of The PRS REIT’s portfolio of over 1000 homes, with another 3,000 underway.

Launched by Sigma Capital Group plc in December 2016, Simple Life is the sole landlord responsible for Sigma and The PRS REIT plc’s rental property portfolios. Following the launch of The PRS REIT in 2017, Simple Life is now one of the leading brands for family-orientated PRS housing in England. 

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Spring sunshine over field

With growing interest in a meat-free lifestyle, Mitsubishi Electric’s Russell Jones explores the benefits of cutting down on this carbon-intensive food supply.

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Street of derelict houses ready for refurb

Refurbishing (or ‘retrofitting’) refers to the regeneration of buildings to reduce energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

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George Clarke

George Clarke on housebuilding: ‘Transforming the Housing Technology Mindset’

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Apprenticeships – Levi Pierre of Hightown Housing Association

A housing association has highlighted the positive impact that apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Hightown Housing Association says 19-year-old Levi Pierre apprentice has shown great potential and will become a role model for future learners.

Levi, who lives in Hemel Hempstead, spends four days a week at Hightown as a Property Maintenance Apprentice and one day a week studying at West Herts College for his Property Maintenance qualification.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond, who announced the Spring Statement

by Victoria Galligan, Housing Association Magazine editor

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s affordable housing guarantee scheme means that housing associations can borrow up to £3billion to deliver 30,000 new affordable homes in England.

This is not additional funding, but merely the OK for HAs to borrow more money.

And it is not enough to provide the number of social rent properties which are so desperately needed.

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Horizon scanning on paper boats

By Bob Hide, director at risk management consultancy, Equib.

Recent funding cuts have left many Housing Associations reeling as they explore ways to transform their business model. But how should they go about this when the future holds so many challenges and uncertainties and could greater focus on horizon scanning help? 

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