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Seminars and Workshops 2016

The seminars and workshops for 2016 will retain the same high standards for which 'AWICS' is well known and will include some new and topical subjects.

The 2016 series of seminars and workshops are as follows. Further sessions will be added to the website as and when the dates and venues are confirmed:

All You Want to know about Service Charges in Social Housing

  • London - 16th February 2016
  • Leeds - 24th February 2016
  • Cardiff - 6th September 2016
  • London - 13th September 2016
  • Leeds - 8th November 2016

Service charges are an integral part of landlords' work in financing value for money services and sustaining customer satisfaction. They have always been relatively complex but with increased financial challenges and legal and financial complexity there is an increased need to understand how service charging works. This seminar gives an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. The session in Cardiff will focus on the issues that are important in Wales.

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All You Want to Know about Local Authority Housing Finance

  • London - 8th March 2016
  • Leeds - 8th July 2016
  • London - 1st November 2016

This series of seminars is designed to give an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how the housing revenue account, housing general fund and housing capital programme works and considers the threats and opportunities facing local authority housing especially in view of the government's recent policy initiatives.

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The Housing & Planning Bill - the Implications for Housing & Local Government

  • London - 12th April 2016
  • Leeds - 26th April 2016

The Housing & Planning Bill received its third reading in the House of Commons on 12th January 2016 and is now at the committee stage in the House of Lords with the expectation that it will become law in the spring of 2016. Some commentators have predicted that the Bill will lead to the end of social housing as we know it, but is this really the case? What are the implications for housing and local government and what are the threats and opportunities that the Bill presents?

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All You Want to Know about Housing Association Finance

  • London - 17th May 2016
  • Leeds - 24th May 2016

These seminars are designed to give an introduction and overview to this important subject and are fully up to date with all developments. It explains how the finances of housing associations work including the financial and political environment, regulation, accounts, income, development and other capital investment and how it is financed, financial management, and the challenges presented by government policy. It is suitable for board members, non-financial managers and anyone with an interest in the finance of housing associations.

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All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance

  • Edinburgh - 7th June 2016

This seminar is designed to give an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how the finances of Scottish local authority housing and housing associations work including the financial and political environment, regulation, accounts, income, development and other capital investment and how it is financed, financial management, and the challenges presented by government policy. It is suitable for councillors, board members, non-financial managers and anyone with an interest in the finance of housing associations and local authority housing in Scotland.

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Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance

  • London - 4th October 2016
  • Leeds - 11th October 2016

We are holding seminars on ‘Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance in England’ in London and Leeds during October 2016. This seminar is designed to look in depth at current developments in local authority housing finance in England – especially the implications of the policies of the new government, the implementation of the Housing & Planning Act 2016, the vote for Britain to leave the European Union, the public finances, welfare reform, rent reductions, sale of high value properties to fund the extension of ‘right to buy’ to housing associations, ‘pay to stay’ and new development. If you want to be up to date with the world of local authority housing finance, this is the seminar for you!

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Other seminars

Further information will be posted on our website as it becomes available and can be requested by emailing enquiries@awics.co.uk

Please note that these are our 2016 Seminars.

To view details of our 2017 seminars, please click HERE

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