In a sign that housing minister Grant Shapps is winning his battle to persuade associations to be more transparent, Adactus, Hyde and Sanctuary housing associations have now pledged to publish details of expenditure. Family Mosaic and Home Group are already publishing the information and Network Housing Group has said it will publish from the end of August.
The move follows a private meeting last month in which Mr Shapps urged housing association bosses to be more transparent. He argued that he would find it more difficult to resist the extension of the Freedom of Information Act to associations if they don’t publish the information. Read more