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ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTISH SOCIAL HOUSING FINANCE 2016

Seminar

June 2016

Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Scotland at a time of rising demand for affordable housing and constrained resources. Scottish local authorities and housing associations face significant challenges. Housing association turnover is increasing but surpluses have started to decline. The economic background is one of austerity. Terms on which loans are available are less favourable than in the past but a significant level of development is still taking place. The Scottish Government has passed the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, reformed the Scottish Housing Regulator and is ending the ‘Right to Buy’. The Scottish Housing Regulator’s new approach emphasises ‘Value for Money’. The United Kingdom government has ‘reformed’ welfare with significant implications for Scottish tenants and landlords but some welfare powers have now been devolved to Scotland.

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. Many people have already attended and benefited from this course. You could also benefit from our seminar and workshop at which you will learn:

‘All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance 2016’

The session will answer the following questions:

  • What financial environment are Scottish local authorities and housing associations working in?
  • How do the finances of Scottish local authority housing services work?
  • How do the finances of Scottish Housing Associations work?
  • How is the development of new social housing funded?

Delegates will gain an overview of Scottish social housing finance and will keep up to date with developments. 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 2016’

Venue and Date:

Edinburgh: Novotel Central Hotel – Tuesday 7th June 2016

Flats in Edinburgh.

You can download the brochure and booking form by clicking HERE

More information about Scotland:

For more information about in-house training in Scottish Social Housing Finance, please click HERE

For more information about our Scottish publications, please click HERE

For more information about our publication 'All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance' please click HERE

To view a copy of the 'AWICS Scotland News' please click HERE

To view briefing papers on Scottish issues, please click HERE
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