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Advanced housing finance – for non-finance experts and those new to the sector

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 26 Nov 2020 10:00
  • End 26 Nov 2020 12:00


Advanced housing finance – for non-finance experts and those new to the sector

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 two hour 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.

The sessions will cover:

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

We are also running a session on the essentials of housing finance – click here for details.

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.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £175.00 *
2 delegates: £150.00 *
3+: £125.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £150.00 *
2 delegates: £125.00 *
3+: £100.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. 

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

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


In-house training

If you’ve got five or more staff interested, our in-house training offers great value for money. Click here for details.