…was to complete massive quantities of paperwork from Homes England (previously Homes & Communities Agency) to enable us to apply for ′Registered Provider’ status and to draw down government grant funding which is delivered through Homes England for new affordable housing.  We got there: the form (plus business plan, 5 year financial projections etc etc) is submitted and we wait for the (lengthy) period of assessment.

The good news is that we have already successfully jumped through other hoops and are now recognised by Homes England as an ′Investment Partner’.