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Social Housing Finance Conference - Scotland

Thursday, 05 Oct 2017
08:30 - 16:50
Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
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The future of the sector: supply, funding and regulation.

 

Social Housing is pleased to present the launch of its first Social Housing Scotland Finance Conference. This builds on the success of the Scottish Social Housing Roadshows.

 

The programme has been put together with the help and advice of 12 of the sector’s leading lights. In the tradition of our Social Housing conferences, this one event will drill into the heart of the issues that are affecting the sector.

 

Benefits of attending:

  • Get the latest in-depth analysis of the current economic and political environment
  • Explore how the sector can come together to reach the 50,000 homes target
  • Discuss the best approaches to increasing capacity within the sector
  • Learn about the latest thinking about the future of regulation
  • Gain up-to-date best practice on Statutory Interventions
  • Understand how organisations are approaching VfM and driving efficiency
  • Hear from funders and investors on how they view the outlook for the sector
  • Consider what the future of the sector may look like
  • Network with your peers across the country

 

Last remaining places available. Book now

 

Speakers include:

 

Deborah Smith, deputy director, Scottish Government

Heather Kiteley, finance director, Port of Leith Housing Association

Ian Brennan, director, regulation, The Scottish Housing Regulator

Luke Cross, editor, Social Housing

Ian Sillars, director, housing finance, RBS

Nick Pollard, director of corporate support services, Kingdom Housing Association

Chris Milburn, director, customer services, Hanover Scotland

Mark Henderson, chief executive, Home Group

Iain MacWhirter, political commentator, The Herald and the Sunday Herald
Tom Barclay, director, property and development, Wheatley Group
Derek Logie, chief executive, Rural Housing Scotland
Patrick Flynn, head, housing and regeneration services, Glasgow City Council
Dave Jepson, special manager, Wishaw and District Housing Association
Martin Wilkie-McFarlane, chief officer, Wellhouse Housing Association
Mike Bruce, chief executive, Weslo Housing
Misia Jack, service co-ordinator, Scotland Housing Network

 

 

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Programme

Social Housing Finance Conference - Scotland

 

Programme

 

09:30 Chair’s opening remarks

 

Luke Cross, editor, Social Housing

 

09:40 The economic and political outlook

  • Brexit
  • Indi 2 referendum
  • Impact on the economic outlook for Scotland

Iain Macwhirter, political commentator, The Herald and the Sunday Herald

 

10:20 50,000 homes – whose target is it?

  • Development capacity of the sector to build 50,00 new homes
  • Strategic housing investment programme
  • Grant arrangements and review of planning
  • How does the sector feel about the target?
  • Sector wide contribution
  • Partnership working
  • Lack of skills

Tom Barclay, director property and development, Wheatley Group

Deborah Smith, deputy director, Scottish Government
Patrick Flynn, head, housing and regeneration services, Glasgow City Council

 

11:00 Break

 

11:25 Increasing capacity in the sector

  • Funding 50k new homes – balance sheet strength
  • Appropriate risk and governance controls
  • Risk assessment on contractors
  • Will lack of capacity drive up cost, and if so, how do we respond?
  • How can we boost the capacity of providers in remote and rural locations

Heather Kiteley, finance director, Port of Leith Housing Association

Rob Simpson, head of housing, Aberdeenshire Council
Nile Istephan, chief executive, Eildon
John Taylor, managing director, housing management, Mears

 

12:05 The future of regulation

  • SHR overview of existing governance and controls
  • How will the regulator react to providers taking on more risk?
  • How can providers mitigate against risk?

Ian Brennan, director, regulation, The Scottish Housing Regulator

 

12:45 Lunch

 

13:45 Statutory interventions

  • Do we have a problem with governance?
  • Are board and leadership skills good enough?

Dave Jepson, special manager, Wishaw and District HOusing Association

Martin Wilkie-McFarlane, chief officer, Wellhouse Housing Association

Mike Bruce, chief executive, Weslo Housing

Dr Fiona Underwood, partner, Altair

 

14:25 VfM and efficiency

  • Do we have the right data?
  • VfM across procurement – how is new build housing being procured, where are the cost savings?
  • Should the regulator have full oversight of efficiency in the sector?

Mark Henderson, chief executive, Home Group
Nick Pollard, director of corporate support services, Kingdom Housing Association
Kirsty Wells, head, HouseMark Scotland

 

15:05 Break

 

15:30 The funding outlook for the sector

  • Current view of the sector
  • Will the financial and investor appetite be there going forward?
  • Not taking private sector funding for granted
  • Implications of deregulation

Alistair Berwick, director, Murja

Ian Sillars, director, housing finance, RBS

 

16:10 Future of the sector

  • Future of rents
  • Future political interference in rent policies
  • Welfare reform
  • Changing demographics – social care investment

Chris Milburn, director, customer services, Hanover Scotland

Fanchea Kelly, chief executive, Blackwood
Susan Aktemel, director, Homes for Good

 

16:50 Close

Venue information

Venue information

Venue Infomation

 

Glasgow Marriott Hotel
500 Argyle Street
Glasgow
Scotland
G3 8RR

Driving

Follow signs for M8, Glasgow. Depart M8 at J19, following signs for City Centre. On Bothwell Street stay in the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights onto Pitt Street. (There is a sign for Marriott).

At the traffic lights turn left onto St Vincent Street, then turn left at the traffic lights onto Newton Street, again stay in the left hand lane and follow down to the traffic lights.

Turn left at the traffic lights and the Marriott Hotel is on your left hand side.

Turn left into the car park.

 

Trains

The nearest train stations to the Glasgow Marriott are Anderston station, 10 minutes walk and Glasgow Central, 20 minutes from the venue

Partner & Sponsored

For general enquiries you can contact Social Housing at:

1 Canada Square, 21st Floor, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP

Tel: 0207 772 8300
Fax: 020 7772 8590/91

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