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All You Want to Know About Scottish Social Housing Finance

In-House

Aim

Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Scotland at a time of rising demand for affordable housing and constrained resources. This course provides a fully updated introduction and overview of Scottish Social Housing Finance

Context

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. 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 the ‘Right to Buy’ ended in Scotland on 31st July 2016. 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.

Content

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?

The session refers to income & expenditure accounts, balance sheets, cash flow, rents, service charges, capital programmes, development, business plans and much more.

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 2017’

Outcomes

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

Who Should Attend

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 a member of the Housing Finance Team, you will benefit from the knowledge gained in this course.

This session has been delivered recently for many clients including:

  • Loreburn Housing Association
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Weslo Housing Association

For further information about an in-house session of 'All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance' please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

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Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

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