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Seminars 2020

The seminars for 2020 will retain the same high standards for which 'AWICS' is well known and will include some new and topical subjects.

The 2020 series of seminars are as follows. Further sessions will be added to the website as and when the dates and venues are confirmed:

All You Want to Know about Local Authority Housing Finance

  • London - 17th March 2020
  • Leeds - 7th July 2020
  • London - 3rd November 2020

This series of seminars gives an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It explains how the housing revenue account, housing general fund and housing capital programme works and considers the threats and opportunities facing local authority housing including the implications of evolving government policies.

For further information or to make a booking please click here

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All You Want to Know about Housing Association Finance 2020

  • North: Novotel Hotel, Leeds – Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – Tuesday 21st April 2020

Housing Associations face significant financial challenges because of which it is now more important than ever that everyone involved in the governance, management and operations of housing associations has a working knowledge of housing association finance. These seminars provide a solid grounding in the basics of housing association finance including:

  • The financial environment in which housing associations work
  • Regulatory requirements including Viability and Value for Money
  • How Development and other Capital Expenditure is financed including through grants and loans
  • Developments in government policy following the election of the new government in December 2019.

For further information or to make a booking, please click here.

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All You Want to Know about Scottish Housing Association Finance

Edinburgh: Novotel Central Hotel – Tuesday 28th April 2020

This seminar is a useful introduction and overview of Scottish Housing Association Finance that answers these questions:

  • What financial environment are Scottish housing associations working in?
  • How do the finances of Scottish Housing Associations work?
  • How is the development of new social housing funded?
  • What are the financial opportunities available to housing associations?

For further information or to make a booking, please click here.

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All You Want to Know about Welsh Local Authority Housing Finance

This seminar gives an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. It answers the following questions:

  • How does the Housing Revenue Account work?
  • How does the Housing Council Fund work?
  • How does the Housing Capital Programme work?
  • What is going on in the world of local authority housing finance?

Venue and Date:

  • Wales: Novotel Cardiff Central Hotel – 5th May 2020

For more information, or to make a booking, please click here.

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Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance 2020

  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – Tuesday 12th May 2020
  • North: Novotel Hotel, Leeds – Tuesday 19th May 2020

We are holding seminars on ‘Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance’ in May 2020. This seminar looks in depth at current developments in local authority housing finance in England – especially the policies of the new government that was elected in December 2019.

The seminar will address the following questions:

  • What is the Political, Economic, Social and Technical Context?
  • What are the implications for local authority housing finance of the new government’s policies on housing and welfare?
  • How can councils address the housing crisis by developing new homes?
  • How can councils develop effective self-financed business plans?

For further information or to make a booking, please click here.

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All You Want to Know about Service Charges in Social Housing

This seminar gives an introduction and overview to this important subject and is fully up to date with all developments. Service charges are an integral part of landlords’ work in financing value for money services and sustaining customer satisfaction. They have always been relatively complex but with increased financial challenges and legal and financial complexity there is an increased need to understand how service charging works.

  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – 18th February 2020
  • North: Novotel Hotel. Leeds – 2nd June 2020
  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – 6th October 2020

For more information or to make a booking, please click here

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Lifting the Lid on Local Government Finance

Local Government is going through a period of significant change, especially with austerity and devolution. Localisation of business rates is ongoing and revenue support grant is being phased out. There is uncertainty about local government finance because of the Fair Funding Review and ‘Brexit’. This is changing local government and how its finances are managed.

In the current climate of financial challenges and uncertainty, a working knowledge of local authority finance will put you and your colleagues in a position of advantage. However, what you really want to know is not only how local government finance is supposed to work but also how it REALLY WORKS in practice. This seminar will not be about theory but about behaviour and managing that behaviour to allow you to get the most out of your budget.

  • London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo – 9th June 2020
  • North: Novotel Hotel, Leeds – 16th June 2020

For more information or to make a booking, please click here

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Future Seminars

Other Seminars that will be held during 2020 include:

Scotland

All You Want to Know about Scottish Local Authority Housing Finance

  • Scotland: Novotel Hotel, Edinburgh - 25th August 2020
For further information about any of these seminars, please contact Adrian Waite at adrian.waite@awics.co.uk or by telephoning 017683-51498 or 07502-142658

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To make enquiries about seminars please contact us at enquiries@awics.co.uk or 017683-51498.

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