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Finance team win the North West Finance Team of the year award image
The Inprova Group finance team won the “Finance Team of the Year” at the North West Finance Awards last night. more
FiT to burst? image
From January 2016 the government will cut the feed-in-tariff (FiT) for solar PV by 87%. more
Company car tax is changing image
The Chancellor, in recent years, has used the budget to announce threshold changes, rates and allowances within the existing structure of the rules governing company car taxation. The Budget this year followed a similar pattern, with the announcement of a number of changes that will impact both companies and employees. more
Invest in renewables for a greener future image
With so much uncertainty surrounding the energy markets, and the ambiguity around the varying targets set by government on renewable energy sources, it is more important than ever that we secure our future by investing in smarter renewable technologies for housing. Not only will this help the environment, but will ensure the supply of energy to local communities in times of shortage. more
Blog: Decoding energy bills image
There has been a concerted effort in recent years by regulator Ofgem to encourage energy companies to simplify gas and electricity bills. Although this has predominantly focused on the domestic market and the confusion caused to households, the issue also applies to commercial customers. How many housing associations really understand their energy bills? more
Is diesel still king for company car fleets? image
Fuel price volatility, reducing annual fleet mileage and improvements in the MPG of petrol-engined company cars means that it is essential that businesses don’t always assume diesel models are the most cost-effective choice. more
Teamwork gets Phoenix up and running image
The new DLO, which is a wholly owned subsidiary, therefore needed a workforce that was on the road for the maximum possible time in a working week and able to deliver a huge range of repairs and maintenance services mainly from van stock. more
PfH & B&Q launch social value competition image
PfH is running a competition sponsored by B&Q that will award a 1st place cash prize of £5,000 for a social value project. more
Giving Procurement a Voice image
This year at PfH Live we set out to give procurement a voice. We heard from some great professionals with some great insights ranging from the section 20 consultation to the commercialisation of the procurement function, to how we can better prepare for an ageing population. more
Following the General Election which saw the Conservative Party returned to Westminster for a further five years, David Cameron has finished pulling together his new Cabinet team. more
PfH launches Facilities Management Soft Services framework image
PfH has launched a new Facilities Management Soft Services framework to offer its Members a wide range of services. The framework aims to help Members meet their varying requirements within a changing market. more
Procurement for Housing develops framework dedicated to helping asset managers deliver their strategic objectives. image
PfH have developed the new framework, which encompasses a range of aspects of building & construction supplies, repairs & maintenance supply services and more, in order to help social landlords deliver their services whilst driving savings and value for money in a time of need. more
VPS awarded onto new framework for void properties image
Vacant properties can be a costly and a wasted asset for housing providers particularly when homes are in such demand. Properties that are left empty can often be unsightly and attract crime and anti-social behaviour. more
Despite being light on housing specifics, one thing was certain from yesterday’s Budget, things are set to get tougher for social landlords. more
PfH launches new Lone Worker Protection framework image
From 2010 to 2014 Housing Association staff levels reduced by more than 44% due to budget cuts. This means that more Housing Association employees are likely to be working alone due to resource reduction and the increase in newly built properties. more
PfH Annual Report 2014 image
Each year PfH reports to its Members, suppliers and associated partners. The Annual Report outlines our achievements, financial position and strategies for the future. more
PfH Launches New Domestic & Commercial Appliances Framework image
PfH has launched the new Domestic and Commercial Appliances framework in line with Member feedback to allow for greater choice. more
PfH and Social Telecoms launch new savings calculator image
PfH have teamed up with Social Telecoms to create a FREE savings calculator for PfH Members. The tool allows Members to input their current spend and will show like for like cost comparison based on Members own usage compared to PfH and Social Telecoms rates. more
Did you know that if you don’t have compliant furniture it could void your insurance? It’s true, it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all furnishings comply with Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. more
Now is the time for Japanese Knotweed removal image
The removal needs to be done in the summer, so act now as if left another season the spread and costs will only increase. more
Welfare cap brings cost management into even sharper focus image
How is the sector going to be able to continue to deliver frontline services in light of the latest announcements? more

Case studies

Over the past twelve months, PfH has helped Midland Heart to lock in lower unit costs which should in time generate approximately £350,000 of savings. more
The completion of another market rent refurbishment for a housing association client demonstrates the ongoing transformation of the property market. more
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