Value for money (VfM) and efficiency

Value for money is high on the agenda for all housing providers. Our store of good practice will help you comply with regulations and foster a culture of VfM.

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xls Current Delivering and proving Value for money (VfM) is key to dealing with the current business challenges facing the housing sector. In addition in addition in order to achieve the requirements of self-assessment the regulators now expect housing providers to have: File size: 377KB Published Date: 05/10/2016
pdf Current Unit cost analysis: AMENDED letter to chairs of all large registered providers This AMENDED letter was sent to providers on 15 July 2016 - although it carries the same date as the original letter dated 8 June 2016. File size: 89KB Published Date: 15/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Having completed a series of events with the Homes and Communities Agency on Value for Money and the new Cost per Unit (CPU) analysis, our Chief Executive, Alistair McIntosh shares his thoughts on the current state of play. File size: 538KB Published Date: 12/07/2016
pdf Current Overview of HCA report: Delivering value for money: review of value for money self-assessments The HCA published the review of value for money self-assessments in June 2016. This is our one-page overview for members. File size: 647KB Published Date: 01/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: understanding differences in unit costs - summary report (HCA) The HCA has published this analysis, in part, to help boards understand the identifiable factors which drive cost variation across the sector, and, importantly, to allow boards to challenge their own organisation’s cost data. File size: 642KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: review of value for money self assessments (HCA) This report sets out key issues and themes that the regulator has identified from its reviews of providers’ Value for Money (VfM) self-assessments. Key messages are as follows: File size: 157KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money - understanding differences in unit costs: technical regression report This technical report sets out the detail of regression analysis undertaken by HCA Regulation on unit costs of private registered providers of social housing (‘providers’) in England File size: 403KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Unit cost analysis: letter to chairs of all large registered providers Letter from Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulation Committee, on new analysis of cost variation across the social housing sector. NOTE: this letter was updated on 15 July 2016 by the HCA - see documents within this section dated 15 July 2016 for the revised version. File size: 124KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
xls Current Our Rent Loss model has now been updated for 2016. It can be used as a tool to identify the impact of the welfare reforms – as known at this point in time - on an organisation’s overall rent loss. File size: 140KB Published Date: 29/02/2016
pdf Current Housing providers did much better on value for money this time around. There were some great self-assessments out there. This briefing note looks at the things that associations are now doing well and what they still need to think about. File size: 155KB Published Date: 20/04/2015
pdf Current In case you weren't able to make our recent VfM self-assessment seminars, here is an abridged version of the key slides from the sessions. File size: 3MB Published Date: 16/12/2014
docx Current To help HF:Expert members with the development of their VFM strategy and the self-assessment procedure as appropriate, here is a VFM checklist with which to log progress. File size: 140KB Published Date: 11/06/2014
xls Current The updated 2014 toolkit will help with your strategy roll-out and approach. File size: 367KB Published Date: 13/03/2014
pdf Current The fundamental principles of value for money, and why it is important to your organisation and your customers File size: 929KB Published Date: 13/03/2014
ppt Current A specially designed PowerPoint presentation ready to roll out to all of your teams at training sessions, team briefings or staff meetings or for individual coaching sessions File size: 2MB Published Date: 13/03/2014
xls Current This Rent Loss model (“the model”) has been designed by GatleyConsult Ltd + HQN Ltd to be used as a tool in order to identify the impact of the welfare reforms – as known at this point in time - on an organisation’s overall rent loss. File size: 140KB Published Date: 25/02/2014