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Sovereign News brings you a round-up of our latest news, opinion and research.  Please read our latest edition.

January 2018 edition

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Past editions

July 2017

February 2017

October 2017

July 2016

June 2016

In this issue: We explore how to get ready for Voluntary Right to Buy, look at building better businesses through stock rationalisation, mapping our way through change and new powers to tackle anti social behaviour.

April 2016

In this issue: We’re in talks about a proposed merger with Spectrum, so this month we talk about what a new housing association could look like and how a merger works, plus we catch up with Ann and Richard.

March 2016

In this issue: We consider whether starter homes will really meet housing need, and discuss our merger talks with Spectrum Housing Group.

January 2016

In this issue: Our Voluntary Right to Buy pilot opened in Oxfordshire; meanwhile, our A1 credit rating was maintained with Moody’s.

December 2015

In this issue: Sovereign was one of five pilots of the voluntary Right to Buy announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Spending Review. Meanwhile, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis came to Didcot to find out how our shared ownership scheme is helping people own their own home.

November 2015

In this issue: Following the seismic shift in the social housing sector caused by the government’s Budget, we outline how we’ll continue to support those in housing need within our communities. The November issue also looks at the latest politics and policy news, and showcases two of our new estates that were big winners at Inside Housing’s Top 60 Development awards.

October 2015

In this issue: We look at what families can really afford to pay on a £30,000 income with help from an affordability calculator that we created. The October issue also looks at value for money, and the latest news on Right to Buy.

Sovereign News special edition

In this issue: It’s been a busy year for Sovereign, and one to be proud of. This issue of Sovereign News looks at our performance highlights and demonstrates how we’ve set strong foundations to help us overcome future challenges.

September 2015

In this issue: Our Chief Executive, Ann Santry, shares how Sovereign is responding to the challenges laid down by the chancellor following July’s Budget announcements. The September issue also looks at what the government’s Budget means for our stakeholders, as well as the importance of strong local relationships.

Autumn 2014 update

In this issue: Social purpose, Strategic focus, Successful year, New Finance Director, New ASB case review procedure, Community awards.

Summer 2014 update

In this issue: Discounted shopping; Apprentice recruitment; Hungerford homes; Support for food banks; Sovereign goes 'on air'; TPAS Conference.

Spring 2014 update

In this issue: 
Developing success; Flood response; Bedroom tax - one year on; Joint venture; Another successful year for residents; Beechfield viewed, Retirement.

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