Honest reflection on experiences and lessons.

Join the RegulatorAlistair McIntosh and Ian Parker to find out the latest about the issues of concern for the Regulator and how to avoid them.

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    Our review of regulatory judgements undertaken at the start of 2022 showed that:

    • The Regulator of Social Housing had been significantly more active in 2021 than 2020 – Regulatory Judgements increasing from 167 to 198 and Regulatory Notices from six to 22
    • The level of compliance was on a par with 2020 with over 96% of providers being compliant with the regulatory standards
    • The Regulator continued to have serious concerns about lease-based supported housing providers and, disappointingly, seeing the same problems coming up in a small minority of cases – namely health and safety issues where providers have failed to carry out basics.

    The Regulator will outline their perspective about the current issues and emerging themes. Alistair and Ian will provide practical advice based on their experience of working with providers.

  • Our speakers

    Alistair Mcintosh, CEO, HQN

    Alistair McIntosh is one of the social housing sector’s most respected and best known personalities.

    As founder and Chief Executive of HQN, he is regarded as one of the foremost advisers on governance and regulation, specialising in VfM and stress testing. His hands-on approach sees Alistair leading on all HQN’s in-depth assessment mock exercises and support work, designing and running the popular Iron Grip sessions and chairing/speaking at conferences and events.

    Career highlights include setting up and running the National Federation of ALMOs, leading the popular consultation on the regulatory standards for housing, and developing an approach to VfM that won praise from the housing minister.

    A regular contributor to the housing press, Alistair’s columns are known for their humorous, pointed and painfully accurate assessment of the state of social housing.

    Ian Parker, HQN finance Lead Associate

    Ian 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 eight 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 60+ mock In Depth Assessments (IDAs) and 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.

    Rob Holroyd, Assistant Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Regulator of Social Housing.

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

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

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