*Per Great Places Housing Group Report and Financial Statements 2020-21
Annual Report and Financial Statements for Year Ending 31st March 2021
At the AGM of Great Places Housing Group Limited (“Great Places”) on 16th September 2021, the shareholders agreed and adopted the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31st March 2021.
Homes England Strategic Partnership: Great Places has been successful in its bid to become a new Homes England strategic partner. The £240.8m of funding will enable Great Places to develop 4,920 grant-funded homes across the North by 2028.
Regulatory and Credit Ratings: Following an In-Depth Assessment (IDA), Great Places Housing Group has received a top rating of G1/V1 from the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) in July 2021. We also maintained our credit ratings with Moody’s and Fitch which remain unchanged (A3 stable and A+).
Merger: a year on from our merger with Equity Housing Group (April 2020) our integration programme has made fantastic progress. By March 2022 we expect to have achieved the majority of our key milestones and by March 2023, the end of the new Corporate Plan period, we expect to be operating as a seamlessly integrated business realising the full benefits of the merger.
Building safety: Great Places invested over £2.5m on safety works within our properties in 2020/21 and expect similar amounts in the next two years. Great Places will ensure that our housing meets the needs of our customers, both now and in the future.