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All You Want to Know about Welsh Local Authority Housing Finance 2020

Seminar

This session has now been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to re-arrange it later in the year. If you would like further information please contact adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Wales at a time of rising demand for affordable housing and constrained resources. Councils in Wales face significant challenges. The economic background is one of uncertainty. The United Kingdom government is ‘reforming’ the welfare system. The Welsh Government has introduced self-financed Housing Revenue Accounts and a new rent policy that includes the de-pooling of service charges. They have also abolished the ‘right to buy’. Councils (encouraged by the Welsh Government) are starting to build new council houses again. Business Planning and Risk Management are becoming increasingly important.

At the same time Welsh councils have strategic housing responsibilities including producing a housing strategy, supporting housing associations and administering housing benefits

In this context, do you think that a working knowledge of local authority housing finance in Wales would put you in a position of advantage?

This seminar is designed for people who are not experts in local authority housing finance, but who need to understand the basics and achieve an overview of what is going on. It is fully up to date with all developments. It refers to rents, service charges, development, sources of capital funding including grants and borrowing, housing benefit, welfare reform, business planning and much more. Whether you are a Housing Manager, Tenant Representative, Elected Member or even a member of the Housing Finance Team, you could benefit from attending our seminar.

The Session answers the following questions:

  • How does the Housing Revenue Account work?
  • How does the Housing Council Fund work?
  • How does the Housing Capital Programme work?
  • What is going on in the world of local authority housing finance?

The session is accompanied by a very useful 100-page book that is designed for reference after the session entitled: ‘All You Want to know about Welsh Local Authority Housing Finance 2020’. Delegates will gain an overview of this important subject that is up to date with all developments.

Delegate fees: The cost of this seminar in Cardiff 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.

Venue and Date

  • Wales: Novotel Cardiff Central Hotel – 5th May 2020

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