Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Housing Finance Update

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Event summary

The social housing sector faces the financial challenges of building more homes, maintaining existing stock and moving towards a zero-carbon approach. This webinar will deepen your knowledge of housing issues and finance, providing a more strategic view. It builds on the fundamentals outlined in our Introduction to Housing Finance series.


29 July 2021
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£250.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The last 40 years has seen what appears to be a relentless decline in social housing. From the right to buy to years of under-investment, as well as changes to the welfare system, have all contributed to today’s housing crisis. In recent years the policy makers have begun to recognise the contribution that social housing can make, and a more positive policy environment has gradually started to emerge. The response to COVID by the sector has been impressive but when restrictions are fully lifted, will we see growing homelessness as the private rented sector start to evict tenants in arrears.

Who should attend?

  • senior housing finance professionals
  • managers in housing departments and those responsible for enabling the building of more homes and the upgrading of existing stock

How will I benefit from attending?

This event will

  • provide a general update on issues affecting housing and the wider public sector including the latest impact of COVID-19
  • give a housing policy, technical, finance and accounting update
  • outline the implications of these changes for housing authorities and how they impact on the business planning process and expectations

CPD hours

Four and a half

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Speaker - Dave Ayre - Property Networks Manager

Dave is a qualified public service manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative public/private partnerships. Dave manages CIPFA’s Highways Asset Management Planning, Strategic Assets and Property Training Networks and advises on asset management, partnering and wider property issues throughout the UK.

Speaker - David Ellis

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30-year career in local government, spending several years as Chief Accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts. E:, T: 07879 665950

Speaker - Steve Partridge, Director, Savills Housing Consultancy

Steve Partridge, CPFA, is a director at Savills Housing Consultancy. Steve is a senior leader and highly regarded national expert in housing finance with over 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors of business planning, investment appraisal, financing and the development of new homes. Steve specialises in working with housing providers to build their financial capacity, to assess options for, and then implement the delivery of new and better housing.