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Gavin Smart, chief executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
This session will explore the state of the economy, the new government’s social housing policy and the impact on the sector in the longer run. What next for UK politics, the economy and the housing sector?
Professor Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
The regulatory landscape is changing. This session will hear the priorities of the regulators whose frameworks will have a direct impact on housing governance, viability and service standards.
Fiona Mac Gregor, chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing
Richard Blakeway, Housing Ombundsman
How can HAs meet the challenge of increased investment in existing homes along with the ongoing demand for new build homes. Is it time for creative solutions and alternative finance, or does it simply come down to housing economics and grant funding?
Geeta Nanda, CEO, Metropolitan Thames Valley
Waqar Ahmed, group FD, L&Q
Stock condition and data quality have risen up the agenda, at a time of increased pressure around the safety and green agendas. How are housing providers demonstrating that they are managing the risks effectively, and providing the appropriate level of assurances?
Will Perry, Strategy Director, Regulator of Social Housing
Anne Costain, interim finance director, Thrive
Changing demographics and the zero-carbon agenda are making some HAs rethink their footprint. This session will explore the drivers behind stock disposals and swaps, who the buyers are, and the social and economic value that is being placed on these homes.
Rod Holdsworth, chief financial and resources officer, Hyde
Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills
This session will provide financial case studies around the challenges organisations are facing when dealing with costs of building safety works.
Hear how providers are taking the VfM agenda beyond the regulator’s core metrics, and continuing to address questions around transparency, tenant engagement and efficiency.
Jonathan Walters, deputy chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing
The Libor benchmark will cease sometime after 2021. What is the impact this change will have on pricing/costs of financial products? Is the sector ready to make this transition?
The final session of the day will explore the financial planning being done by housing providers as they build the zero-carbon agenda into their business plans. How can the sector create a greener future for social housing?
Tracey Barnes, CFO, Sovereign