Business Planning for Housing Associations


We are holding a webinar entitled 'Business Planning for Housing Associations’ on 17th March 2022.

The webinar will last about an hour and costs £30 plus value added tax (a total of £36).

The webinar will look in depth at how housing associations can update their business plans. It is relevant to England, Scotland and Wales.

Business Planning has always been an important element of the management of housing associations. However, we are now operating in a very uncertain environment. The long-term implications of coronavirus and of Britain leaving the European Union (Brexit) are not clear. UK Government policies on housing and welfare are yet to be developed. Economic conditions are likely to be difficult. Demographic change continues to put pressure on housing services.

And then there are the requirements of the Regulator and the funders to consider.

This requires a new way of business planning including a robust approach to the development of strategy, financial forecasting, sensitivity analysis, risk management and contingency planning.

The webinar will address the following questions:
  • What are the key elements of a good quality housing association business plan?
  • What is the political, economic, social and technological environment in which housing associations operate in England, Scotland and Wales? What are the key uncertainties?
  • How can housing associations develop effective business plans that will address the regulatory requirements in an uncertain environment in a robust way? What assumptions should be made in the financial model? How can uncertainties be managed?
  • What business planning techniques are now required including for strategy, financial forecasting, sensitivity analysis, risk management and contingency planning?

These webinars are suitable for housing accountants, housing managers, board members and others who realise that an understanding of business planning in housing associations could place them at an advantage!

The presenter is Adrian Waite, who is well known for his ability to explain complex financial matters clearly.To view his biography, please click here.

It is possible to ask questions during and after the webinar. Attendees will be provided with a copy of the slides. A very useful briefing paper and a CPD certificate will be emailed to participants after it has finished. A recording of the webinar is also available after it is completed.

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