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On 27 September 2017 the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) officially launched the statutory consultation on its proposals to revise the Value for Money (VfM) Standard from April 2018. The proposed standard is intended to encourage providers to achieve their objectives by making the best use of every pound and every property to deliver more new homes, make improvements to the existing housing stock, and provide better services to tenants without placing additional burden on the taxpayer.
Housing Finance Network Lead Associate Ian Parker has produced a briefing note in response, which looks at the consultation's aims and objectives, and analyses what this might mean for the sector. This briefing is available to members of the Housing Quality Network and the Housing Finance Network, and can be downloaded from the members area. If you are interested in this briefing and your organisation are not members of either network, then please get in touch.
If you missed HQN Chief Executive Alistair McIntosh's thoughts on the consultation, you can read his latest blog post here.
The consultation will also no doubt be a hot topic of conversation at HQN's upcoming 'Stress testing 2017' events in London on Thursday 23 November 2017, and a recently announced new date in Manchester on Tuesday 16 January 2018. For more information and to book your place(s), click here.