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Business Planning in the Housing Revenue Account

Webinar

We are holding a webinar entitled 'Business Planning in the Housing Revenue Account’ on 16th December 2020.

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 local authorities can update their housing revenue account business plans. It is relevant to England, Scotland and Wales.

Business Planning has been an important element of the management of council housing for some time. 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. 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.

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 revenue account business plan?
  • What is the political, economic, social and technological environment in which local authority housing services operate? What are the key uncertainties?
  • How can councils develop effective self-financed business plans that will address the new 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,councillors and others who realise that an understanding of business planning in the housing revenue account could place them at an advantage!

The presenter will be 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. The webinar is also accompanied by a very useful briefing paper that will be emailed to participants after it has finished alongside a copy of the presentation used. A recording of the webinar is also available after it is completed.

To make a booking, please click on of the following link:

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AWICS offers Webinars on a broad range of subjects relevant to public services, local government, housing and finance.

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