It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
He is the second high-profile appointment the firm has made this financial year, after the announcement that Chris Whittington recently joined as Head of Education. This follows a very successful year for the ACS Funding Team as they have completed four capital markets transactions for housing associations in the last 12 months with an aggregate value in excess of £400 million.
Jon has extensive experience in funding and finance work, including bank, project, education, social housing, local government and property development finance. He previously worked at Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co.
Jon is very experienced in advising housing associations on the funding of joint ventures and he has a strong track record in advising local enterprise partnerships and local authorities on funding structures and the funding of regeneration projects and housing delivery projects. He has also been the lead funding legal adviser on some of the most important PFI and PPP projects in the UK.
Natalie Singh, Partner at ACS commented: “It is fantastic to welcome Jon as a Partner in the Funding Team. To attract such a high-quality recruit demonstrates the growth in the strength of the team over the past few years. With his strong experience in advising housing associations and local authorities, Jon is a natural fit for the team at ACS. Jon’s recruitment reaffirms our ambition to be a leading funding team, advising housing associations and local authorities on their funding requirements.”
Jon said: “I’m really excited about working with the great teams at ACS. Natalie’s housing association funding team has a fantastic reputation and I’m looking forward to working with Natalie and the other teams in ACS in helping develop and grow the funding team and ACS generally.”
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As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
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