Event information

NFA/ ARCH/ CWAG New Build Network Meeting

10.30am - 15.30pm

  1. Details
  2. About the event
  3. Who should attend

Details

Title
NFA/ ARCH/ CWAG New Build Network Meeting
Date and location
20 February 2019 at Woburn house, London
Sponsoring organisation
National Federation of ALMOs
Contact person
Alli Ward
Contact email
alli.ward@almos.org.uk
Contact telephone
024 7647 2729

About the event

Following the confirmation of the scrapping of Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Caps in last year’s Autumn Budget the expectation from Government will be that councils should now deliver the “new generation of council housing” promised by Prime Minister Theresa May. We have arranged a meeting of the ARCH/NFA/CWAG NewBuild Network to give Network members the chance to come together to discuss what the scrapping of HRA Borrowing Caps means in practice and what further help and assistance ARCH, the NFA and CWAG may be able to provide to support our members. We have an exciting line up of speakers including senior officials from MHCLG on the Government’s response to the recent consultation on the Use of RTB Receipts and on modern methods of construction (MMC) and the Government’s support for off-site construction. We will also hear from colleagues at CIPFA on the Prudential Borrowing Rules and the lifting of HRA Borrowing Caps and what this means for councils in practice and the event may be of interest to local authority Section 151 Officers and housing finance colleagues. We are conscious that many of our members, particularly those that have not been able to develop a new build programme up to now, will need time to build up in-house skills and capacity to deliver new council housing and/or develop partnerships with other councils or housing association partners and we will hear from the LGA on the offer of some limited financial assistance from the LGA to help develop such capacity.

Who should attend

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