All You Want to Know about Scottish Local Authority Housing Finance 2019


September 2019

Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Scotland at a time of rising demand for affordable housing.  The Scottish Parliament has passed the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, reformed the Scottish Housing Regulator, ended the ‘Right to Buy’ 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 local authorities therefore face significant challenges, not least the need to meet the Scottish Government's aspirations for development.

This seminar is a useful introduction and overview of this important subject.

Whether you are in a Local Authority or another organisation with an interest in Scottish housing; whether you are a Housing Manager, Tenant Representative, Councillor or even a member of the Housing Finance Team, you will need some knowledge of local authority housing finance.

The session will answer the following questions:

  • What financial environment are Scottish local authority housing services working in?
  • How do the housing finances of Scottish local authorities work?
  • How is the development of new council housing funded?
  • What are the financial opportunities available to local authority housing services?
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 Local Authority Housing 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 17th September 2019

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