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PLANS FOR JOINT HOUSING VENTURES BETWEEN COUNCILS AND BUSINESS

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Housing associations are now the principal providers of new social housing but may not continue as sole providers, ...
Housing associations are now the principal providers of new social housing but may not continue as sole providers, reports the Financial Times in a four-page feature (pgs 33-36).

Plans are circulating in Whitehall for new-style local authority companies, in the form of joint ventures with the private sector.

If councils come back into the frame, associations could play a significant role as contract providers of services, the paper reports.
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