Social housing is becoming increasingly important in Wales at a time of rising demand for affordable housing and constrained resources. Councils and Housing Associations in Wales face significant challenges and opportunities. The Welsh Government has reformed regulation, introduced a new rents policy that requires service charges to be un-pooled, introduced self-financed Housing Revenue Accounts for local authorities and is now reviewing social rents. The ‘Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act has ended the Right to Buy, Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in Wales. The Welsh Housing Quality Standard is still being addressed by some councils. The United Kingdom government is rolling out Universal Credit and proposing changes to the funding of supported housing that would have implications in Wales.
In this context, do you think that a working knowledge of social housing finance in Wales would put you and your colleagues in a position of advantage?
This seminar provides an introduction and overview of this important subject. It considers social housing finance in the local authority and housing association sectors including the issues that are common to both and the issues that are specific to one side of the sector. It is designed for people who are not experts in 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. Many people have already benefitted from this seminar. Whether you are in a Housing Association, Local Authority or the Welsh Government; whether you are a Housing Manager, Tenant Representative, Elected Member, Board Member or even a member of the Housing Finance Team, you could also benefit from attending our seminar.
The Session answers the following questions:
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 Social Housing Finance 2018’. Delegates will gain an overview of Welsh Social Housing Finance and will keep up to date with developments.
The cost of this seminar in Cardiff is £195 plus VAT making a total of £239. However, there is a £20 discount for people who book a month or more in advance making the cost £175 plus VAT making a total of £210.
Venue and Date - Cardiff: Novotel Cardiff Central Hotel – 23rd October 2018
Valleys to Coast Housing Association Offices in Bridgend. Valleys to Coast is an example of a stock transfer association.
Other Information about Wales
For information about in-house training in Welsh Social Housing Finance, please click HERE
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For briefing papers on Welsh issues, please click HERE
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