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In House Local Authority Housing Finance

Aim

This course provides delegates with a working knowledge of local authority housing finance that will put them in a position of advantage. Our seminars are designed to give an introduction and overview to this important subject and are fully up to date with all developments.

Content

The session will answer the following questions:

  • How does the Housing Revenue Account work?
  • How does the Housing General Fund work?
  • How does the Housing Capital Programme work?
  • What is going on in the world of local authority housing finance?
  • What are the Financial Opportunities and Threats for Local Authority Housing?

The session is comprehensive and refers to the Housing Revenue Account, Rents, Service Charges, Self-Financing, Capital Programmes, Right to Buy, Development, Prudential Borrowing, Housing Benefit, Welfare Reform, Strategic Housing, Arms’ Length Management, Private Finance Initiative, Business Planning and much more.

The session is also fully up to date and refers to the recent social housing green paper and government policies on the 'borrowing cap', 'right to buy' receipts and the funding of supported housing; annual reductions in social and affordable rents of 1% and the setting of rents based on the consumer prices index plus 1% a year after 2020. The session is accompanied by a very useful hundred-page book that is designed for reference after the session entitled: “All You Want to Know About Local Authority Housing Finance 2018”

Outcomes

Delegates will have an understanding of Local Authority Housing Finance and the issues involved.

Who Should Attend

This session 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 suitable for councillors, housing managers, tenant representatives, finance staff who have limited experience of local authority housing finance and others who realise that an understanding of housing finance can place them at an advantage!

This session has been delivered recently for many clients including:

  • Berneslai Homes
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Camden Borough Council
  • Councils with ALMOs Group
  • Enfield Homes
  • Gravesham Borough Council
  • Slough Borough Council
For further information about an in-house session of 'All You Want to Know about Local Authority Housing Finance' please contact Adrian Waite on 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

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For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

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