Housing Panel


The Housing Panel focuses on social landlord-related finance and policy issues, whether local authority or housing association. 

Role of the panel

Contact us

Joanne Pitt, Policy Manager
E: Joanne.Pitt@cipfa.org


What's going on?

Welfare reform

Welfare background document

Welfare reform is an important element of housing policy. This latest update from Sheldon Wood on welfare reform is a must-read for all housing practitioners. If you would like Sheldon to deliver a training session in your organisation, please get in touch with our sales team.

Reaction to Summer Budget

The reaction to the Summer Budget can be viewed here.

Proposed amendments to the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) Regulations 2003 in relation to the use of capital receipts

This consultation is now out and the Housing Panel are considering their response. Although mainly LA-focused, there may be general comments or observations.


Panel minutes

Download previous agendas and minutes of meetings:

Panel Agenda March 2016

Panel Agenda October 2015

Panel minutes October 2015

Latest guidance

Notes on the 2014 SORP

This briefing covers the areas that require consideration to enable the implementation of the new SORP. It was first presented to the housing panel in November 2014 and is available to download.

CIPFA Manifesto

CIPFA's Manifesto is out now with comments on housing.

Our financial planning guide has been updated

Our free-of-charge guide for board members, councillors and tenant representatives has been updated.