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All You Want to Know about Risk Management in Local Government and Housing

Seminar

November / December 2019

Risk Management is gaining a higher profile in local government and housing because of austerity, self-financed housing revenue accounts, ‘Brexit’ and the Regulator of Social Housing’s new regulatory standards.

In its guide to housing self-financing the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy identified the main risk factors that local authorities and arms’ length management organisations should consider now that self-financed housing revenue accounts have exposed local authorities to greater risks.

The Regulator of Social Housing’s regulatory code is strongly focused on risk. This is based on risk being an integral part of the business of housing associations. Housing association risks are becoming more complex as they diversify. Risks need to be assessed in terms of the possible effects on the wider organisation – an approach that is often called ‘scenario planning’, ‘what-ifs’, ‘stress testing’ or ‘multivariate analysis’. The regulator is concerned that housing associations consider the risks to the three elements of their business (affordable housing, contracts and commercial activities) separately.

In this context there is a need for a greater understanding of the issues involved in implementing risk management. Those who attend will gain an awareness of Risk Management in Local Government and Housing including how to apply the principles of risk management in a Local Government or Housing context.

Who Should Attend?

All those with an interest in Risk Management including Board members in Housing Associations and Arms’ Length Management Organisations; elected Members in local authorities; Housing managers, Finance managers, auditors and tenant representatives.

This seminar is accompanied by an up-to-date and very useful book for future reference entitled: “All You Want to Know about Risk Management in Local Government and Housing”

The cost of this seminar in London is £260 plus VAT making a total of £312. However, there is a £20 discount for people who book a month or more in advance making the cost £240 plus VAT making a total of £288.

The cost of this seminar in Leeds is £210 plus VAT making a total of £252. However, there is a £20 discount for people who book a month or more in advance making the cost £190 plus VAT making a total of £228.

Venues and Dates:

  • Northern England: Novotel Hotel, Leeds – Tuesday 19th November 2019.
  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

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