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Housing diary part two: The Netherlands' approach to innovative housing

26 October 2017

Missed part one of the diary? You can read it here.

We started bright an early and I was very much looking forward to meeting Jacqueline Tellinger, an individual key to the development of Almere. Jacqueline talked about the housing challenges they faced in the Netherlands: an ageing population and first time buyers struggling to take their first steps onto the housing ladder. It sounded all too familiar and very similar to the challenges in the UK.

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Housing diary: Can innovative housing work in the UK like it does in the Netherlands?

26 October 2017

The BSA is continuously looking into ways to help solve the housing crisis. One way we explored in our 2016 report is incorporating modern methods of construction (MMC) to the UK’s building repertoire to provide the homes we so desperately need. These build methods have been popular in Almere, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands since the 1970s, which is why Paul Broadhead and myself led a delegation of BSA members and associates to visit there recently.

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The accountability regime – let’s get on with it!

26 October 2017

The strengthening accountability in banking exercise began with an investigation by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, following the financial crisis of 2008...

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Learning to ‘walk the talk’: My first 100 days as CEO

20 October 2017

Principality is Wales’s largest building society and the sixth largest building society in the UK. Steve Hughes was appointed CEO in March of this year having had a varied career in senior finance roles across multiple sectors. Here, we gain some insight into how he approached his first 100 days in his new role.

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