June 2018Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Scotland at a time of rising demand for affordable housing. Terms on which loans are available are less favourable than in the past. The Scottish Government has passed the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, reformed the Scottish Housing Regulator, ended the ‘Right to Buy’ ended in Scotland on 31st July 2016 and is promoting and funding an ambitious development programme. The Scottish Housing Regulator’s new approach emphasises ‘Value for Money’. The United Kingdom government is ‘reforming’ welfare with significant implications for Scottish tenants and landlords but some welfare powers have now been devolved to Scotland. Scottish local authorities and housing associations therefore face significant challenges, not least the need to meet the Scottish Government's aspirations for development.
Whether you are in a Housing Association, Local Authority or another organisation with an interest in Scottish housing; whether you are a Housing Manager, Tenant Representative, Board Member, Councillor or even a member of the Housing Finance Team, you will need some knowledge of social housing finance.
The session will answer the following questions:
The session is accompanied by a very useful book that is designed for reference after the session entitled: ‘All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance 2018’
The cost of this seminar is £195 plus VAT making a total of £234. However, there is a £20 discount for people who book a month or more in advance making the cost £175 plus VAT making a total of £210. The fee includes lunch.
Venue and Date:
Hebridean Housing Partnership offices in Stornoway.