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Getting value for money right in Wales

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Cardiff
  • Start 21 Aug 2019 09:30
  • End 21 Aug 2019 12:30


Getting value for money right in Wales

A practical workshop exploring learning from the regulation of VfM in the Welsh social housing sector.

There is a renewed focus on VfM in the Welsh social housing sector. The recently published Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply report recommends that:

Rent policy – There should be a focus on landlords considering Value for Money (VfM) alongside affordability. An explicit annual assessment on cost efficiencies should be part of the rationale for justifying any rent increase

Financing affordable housing – The new model should test the contribution of private finance and alternative finance models to stretch grant resources to maximise output and demonstrate grant VfM.

So what happens now? How should the sector respond? What should social housing landlords be doing?

The English Regulator has been closely monitoring VfM for several years. In April 2018 they issued a new VfM Standard that detailed their expectations as well as the VfM metrics that all Registered Providers must report. 

Delivered by HQN's Housing Finance Network Lead Associate and specialist in value for money Ian Parker, this workshop will examine how all the learning can be applied to the Welsh social housing sector.

The workshop will cover:

  • What VfM measures need to be reported and how best to approach this
  • What impact the VfM standard has had on the English social housing sector – what’s worked and what hasn’t?
  • How to embed VfM in your organisation and demonstrate that VfM is important and you are delivering it.

Delegates will be able to identify the further actions that need to be taken back at their workplaces.

Who should attend?

This workshop is essential for those responsible for reporting VfM in the accounts, regulatory compliance, appraising the board and ensuring VfM is embedded in the business, including:

  • Finance directors
  • All members of the executive team
  • Finance teams
  • Performance teams
  • Governance teams.

This event is also being held in Wrexham. 

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