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What the Social Housing White Paper means for local authorities

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 06 Jul 2021 10:00
  • End 06 Jul 2021 12:00


What the Social Housing White Paper means for local authorities

virtual workshop

The White Paper promises the biggest shake-up to local authority housing for years so what should you be doing now to prepare?

A return to proactive consumer regulation, a robust inspection regime and new tenant satisfaction measures are just some of the major changes on the horizon for local authorities as part of the recent Social Housing White Paper.

The government’s determination to treat all social housing residents in the same way, regardless of who their landlord is, has far-reaching implications for councils – not least from a resource and capacity issue.

Although legislation is required to bring about the regulatory changes, both the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the Regulator of Social Housing have promised to ‘move at pace’ where they can. It is therefore essential that local authorities get ahead of the game and start preparing as best they can.

At this virtual workshop, HQN associate Roger Jarman will set out the key changes proposed in the White Paper, highlight the implications for local authorities, ALMOs and TMOs and provide practical advice on the steps that can be taken now.

This session will also look at a range of other proposals that have major implications for local authorities, including a new framework of ‘Green Infrastructure Standards’; a requirement for housing associations and councils to work together on allocations and new measures to support tenants with mental health and/or facing anti-social behaviour issues.


  • Roger Jarman, Former Head of Housing at the Audit Commission.

About our speaker:

Roger Jarman is an Associate with the Housing Quality Network where he provides consultancy services; leads training programmes; and writes on housing regulation and other matters. He is also a Non Executive Director of two housing organisations. From 1991 until 1999 he was Head of Housing Management at the Housing Corporation and then from 1999 until 2011 he was Head of Housing at the Audit Commission overseeing the 1400 housing inspections undertaken by the Commission during that period. He was a member of the team that produced the Cave Review of social housing regulation in 2007.

This workshop is essential for:

  • All local authority housing professionals, including ALMOs and TMOs
  • Non-housing backroom teams responsible for housing departments
  • Housing portfolio holders. 
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