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Seminars 2017

The seminars for 2017 will retain the same high standards for which 'AWICS' is well known and will include some new and topical subjects.

The 2017 series of seminars 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 Local Authority Housing Finance

  • London - 8th March 2017
  • Leeds - 22nd March 2017
  • London - 27th September 2017

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.

For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

All You Want to Know about Service Charges in Social Housing

  • London - 15th February 2017
  • Leeds - 17th May 2017
  • London - 10th October 2017

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.

For more information please click HERE

All You Want to Know about Housing Association Finance

  • London - 24th May 2017
  • Leeds - 24th October 2017

This seminar gives an introduction and overview of this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how housing association finances work in England and answers the following questions:

  • How do the finances of housing associations work?
  • What is happening to housing association income?
  • How do housing associations fund new development and regeneration?
  • How are the finances of housing associations managed?

For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

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Housing Business Planning in an Uncertain Environment

  • London - 7th November 2017
  • Leeds - 21st November 2017
We are holding seminars on ‘Housing Business Planning in an Uncertain Environment’ during November 2017. These seminars will look in depth at how local authorities can update their housing revenue account business plans.

Business Planning has been an important element of the management of council housing for some time. However, we are now operating in a very uncertain environment. This requires a new way of business planning including a robust approach to the development of strategy, financial forecasting, sensitivity analysis, risk management and contingency planning.

For more information, please click HERE

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All You Want to Know about Local Authority Finance

  • London - 27th June 2017
  • Leeds - 21st November 2017

This seminar gives an introduction and overview of this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how local authority finances work in England and answers the following questions:

  • How do Local Government finances work?
  • How does Local Government fund its capital programmes?
  • What are the implications of Localism, Austerity and the Government's other reforms?
  • What are the financial opportunities for local authorities?

For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

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Welfare Reform 2017 - The Implications for Housing

  • London - 5th December 2017
  • Leeds - 12th December 2017

This seminar will explain and examine the government’s welfare reforms and their implications for local authorities, housing associations and their tenants. It will consider the following questions:

  • What is the Government trying to achieve?
  • What are the implications of welfare reform including Universal Credit for housing and local government?
  • What are the implications for Supported Housing?
  • How can Local Authorities and Housing Associations manage the implications of welfare reform?

For further information or to make a booking, please click HERE

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Former Seminars

Future Funding of Supported Housing
  • London - 4th April 2017
  • Leeds - 3rd May 2017

This seminar explains and examines the government's proposals for the future funding of supported housing including the government's objectives, changes to entitlements for housing benefit and universal credit, the proposed localised funding arrangements for housing support services and the opportunities and threats that must be managed by local authorities and housing associations. For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance

  • Edinburgh - 26th April 2017
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 local authority and housing association finance works in Scotland and  the threats and opportunities facing Scottish social housing at present. For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance in England 2017

  • London - 14th June 2017
  • Leeds - 5th July 2017

This seminar looks in depth at current developments in local authority housing finance in England following the outcome of the 2017 General Election. It answers the following questions:

  • What is the Political, Economic, Social and Technical context?
  • What are the implications for local authority housing finance of the new government's policies for housing and welfare?
  • How, and to what extent, will the Housing and Planning Act be implemented?
  • How can councils develop effective self-financed business plans?

For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

All You Want to Know about Welsh Social Housing Finance

  • Cardiff - 6th June 2017

This seminar gives an introduction and overview of this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how local authority housing and housing association finances work in Wales and answers the following questions:

  • How do the Income & Expenditure and Housing Revenue Accounts work?
  • What are the recent policy developments in Welsh social housing?
  • How can councils and housing associations invest in social housing?
  • What are the financial opportunities for social housing in Wales?
For further information or to make a booking please click HERE

All You Want to Know about Service Charges in Social Housing in Wales

  • Cardiff - 12th September 2017

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.

For more information please click HERE

Other Seminars

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

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To make enquiries about seminars please contact us at enquiries@awics.co.uk or 017683-51498.

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