Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England


We are holding webinars entitled 'Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England’ during March 2023. These webinars give an introduction and overview of this important subject and are fully up to date with all developments.

There are three webinars:

  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (revenue) - 10th March 2023 at 2pm
  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (capital) - 14th March 2023 at 2pm
  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (technical issues) - 22nd March 2023 at 2pm

Each webinar will last about an hour and costs £40 plus value added tax (a total of £48).

These webinars are comprehensive and are designed for people who are not experts in housing assocation finance in England, but who need to understand the basics and achieve an overview of what is going on. They are suitable for board members, housing managers, tenant representatives, finance staff who have limited experience of housing association finance and others who realise that an understanding of housing finance can place them at an advantage!

  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (revenue) refers to: Statements of Comprehensive Income; Global Accounts; Trends in Income and Expenditure; Cash Flow Statements; Statements of Financial Position; Taxation; Pensions; Rent Influencing regime; Social, Affordable and Market Rents; Shared-ownership; Rent Policy from 2020; Service Charges; Housing Support and Supporting People Grant; Housing Benefits; Welfare Reform including Universal Credit; Managing rent arrears; Commercial income; Community investment.
  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (capital) refers to: Capital Expenditure; Component Accounting; Decent Homes Standard; Development of New Homes; Sources of Capital Finance; Capital Contributions; Use of Reserves; Capital Receipts; Affordable Housing Programme 2021 to 2025 (Homes England and Greater London Authority programmes); Private Loans; Borrowing strategies and Treasury Management – including ‘gearing’; Diversification of Borrowing - including bonds; Regeneration schemes and how they are financed; Development of Affordable and Market housing.
  • Introduction to Housing Association Finance in England (technical issues) refers to: Economic and Political Context; Social Housing White Paper; Government policy following the election of December 2019; Regulation and Governance; the Viability Standard and Value for Money requirements; Setting Budgets; Budgetary Control and Monitoring; the role of Boards, Managers and Accountants; Financial Structures; Business and Financial Planning; Financial forecasts; Value for Money; Asset Management; Risk Management; the implications of Coronavirus and Brexit; and Performance Management.

All the webinars are fully up to date.

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. Each attendee will receive a copy of the slides used during the presentation, a briefing paper covering the subject and a Continuing Professional Development certificate. A recording of the webinar is also available after it is completed.

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