Regulation – the future – opportunities and risks

What will a deregulated social housing sector look like? What are the key opportunities and risks? From April, measures designed to reverse the Office for National Statistics’ decision to reclassify associations as public sector bodies come into effect.

Regulation – the future – opportunities and risks

While the deregulation agenda has been welcomed by some, there are warnings of legal and governance pitfalls, boards need to be at the top of their game once the safety net is removed.

What the course will cover:

  • The separation of the HCA’s investment and regulation functions with the regulator becoming a standalone nondepartmental body
  • The implications of the introduction of fees for the regulation and registration of social housing providers
  • The implementation of a range of de-regulatory measures from April 2017 under relevant provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • The consultation on the Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standard
  • The changes to the HCA’s registration criteria
  • The latest intelligence on proposals to revise the Value for Money Standard.

Who should attend?

This training will help staff implement the new regulatory provisions, and can be adapted to suit staff at all levels, boards and their sub-committees and groups of tenants and residents. The tailored sessions will provide an opportunity to gain practical information and guidance about the implementation of the new regulatory framework.

Regulation – the future – opportunities and risks

Roger Jarman

Leadership and management Roger Jarman

Roger Jarman’s career in housing spans over 35 years. He has worked as an academic, in local government and for a range of central agencies. In the 1990s he was Head of Housing Management at the Housing Corporation. From 1999 to 2011 Roger worked at the Audit Commission where he was Head of Housing. He is now an independent housing consultant and trainer and has worked for a wide range of housing association and local authority clients. He is a well respected commentator on housing issues and has spoken and written extensively for HQN and others on housing policy, housing regulation, the private rented sector and related subjects. He has degrees from Essex and Birmingham Universities and is a Chartered Member of CIH.

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HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing