Research and analysis

Cosmopolitan Housing Group lessons learned

An independent report commissioned by the regulator, sets out lessons learned from the resolution of problems at Cosmopolitan Housing Group.

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Cosmopolitan Housing Group lessons learned

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This report examines:

  • the historic context (looking back to 2003)
  • assurance, governance and controls within Cosmopolitan Housing Group 2003 to 2005
  • the merger between Chester and District Housing Trust and Cosmopolitan Housing Group
  • liquidity issues and financial covenant compliance 2012
  • HCA case handling of the crisis

The lessons learned for the sector, regulator and government are set out as recommendations at the end of this report.

Published 1 June 2014