Introduction to Housing Finance


Event summary

This course provides delegates with a comprehensive introduction to Housing Finance and the Housing Revenue Account (HRA). It covers the statutory background to the HRA, the landlord function, the ring-fence between the HRA and the General Fund, and the key business planning, revenue and capital accounting requirements for local authority housing. It also covers the principal accounting treatment for housing assets, highlighting the areas unique to the HRA


28 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


Novotel Leeds Hotel
4 Whitehall Quay
West Yorkshire
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed primarily at local authority finance staff who are either new to housing finance or who would like to refresh their knowledge in this ever-changing and topical policy area for local authorities.

How you will benefit

The training will provide attendees with an:

  • awareness of the legislative background to the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), the statutory ring-fence and the landlord function
  • understanding of the structure of and main considerations for the HRA Income and Expenditure Statement
  • appreciation of the unique differences that apply to accounting for HRA assets and capital spending
  • understanding of the HRA business planning requirements and the latest key policy developments in housing.


  • Accounting
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Housing
  • / IFRS
  • / Local government
  • / Professional development
  • / Property

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Speaker - David Ellis

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: 01502 584395.

Speaker - Steve Partridge, Director, Savills Housing Consultancy

Steve Partridge

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.