Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Scotland at a time of rising demand for affordable housing. Terms on which loans are available are less favourable than in the past. The Scottish Government has passed the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, reformed the Scottish Housing Regulator, ended the ‘Right to Buy’ on 31st July 2016 and is promoting and funding an ambitious development programme. The Scottish Housing Regulator’s new approach emphasises ‘Value for Money’. The United Kingdom government is ‘reforming’ welfare with significant implications for Scottish tenants and landlords but some welfare powers have now been devolved to Scotland. Scottish housing associations therefore face significant challenges, not least the need to meet the Scottish Government's aspirations for development.
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 or even a member of the Housing Finance Team, you will need some knowledge of housing association finance.
The session will answer the following questions:
Many people have already attended and benefited from this seminar. The last session was well received with delegates saying that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of the presentation was excellent, and the training met their needs fully. They described the session as interesting, useful and thorough.
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 Housing Association Finance 2019’
The cost of this seminar 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.The fee includes lunch* and the accompanying book.
Venue and Date:
Edinburgh: Novotel Central Hotel – Tuesday 29th May 2019
Hebridean Housing Partnership offices in Stornoway.
Eildon Housing Association houses in the Borders.