Live virtual



Suitable for:       IA What does this mean?

Housing finance can be tricky to get to grips with. Whilst the financial principles are similar to other sectors there are particular issues that all managers need to be aware of and understand.

This half-day virtual live training expands on the topics covered by the essential of housing finance training. Explained in straightforward language, it’s geared to managers and senior staff working for registered providers or local authorities wanting to develop their understanding of financial matters.

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    The sessions will cover:

    • Regulation – “the Standards”
    • Budgeting and business planning including covenants
    • VfM
    • Active asset management
    • Risk
    • Stress testing
    • Financial statements.

    Who should attend?

    Essential for all managers, regardless of service area, wanting to develop their understanding of finance. Ideal for those new in post, new to the sector as well as everyone wanting to refresh their knowledge.

  • Our trainer

    Ian Parker has worked in the public sector for 40 years. During his career he has worked in senior positions in local government and has been the Finance Director at four RPs. Ian has worked as a consultant for the last ten years and during that period has:

    • Developed HQN’s VfM metric model
    • Provided advice to clients about the sector’s VfM agenda
    • Undertaken in excess of 50 mock In Depth Assessments (IDAs)
    • Developed HQN’s merger model.

    Ian is HQN’s Lead Finance Associate and in that role he provides advice to members of the Housing Finance Network and also ensures that they receive relevant news and technical updates.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Bookings are closed for this event.

    If you experience any issues when submitting your booking, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the session along with the delegate name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) and we’ll process the booking for you.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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