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The future of regulation – opportunities and risks

Hear direct from the Homes and Communities Agency on key changes coming into effect from April.

What does a deregulated social housing sector look like? What are the key opportunities and risks for housing association boards and executive teams?

From April, measures designed to reverse the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) decision to reclassify associations as public sector bodies come into effect.

While the deregulation agenda has been welcomed by some as a way of liberating the sector, there are warnings of legal and governance pitfalls and the need for boards to be at the top of their game once the safety net is removed.

In what is a significant year of change for social housing regulation, April is also the date ear-marked for the introduction of fees.

Meanwhile, a new 'non-departmental public body' will be created to look after the regulatory functions of the HCA.

All this and more will be covered at our one-day Future of Regulation events in March where you will get to hear direct from senior figures from the Homes and Communities Agency and other top speakers.

Speakers include:


Colin Ward, HQN associate and former Business Assurance Director at Helena Partnerships - Chair

Mick Warner, Deputy Director of Operations, Homes and Communities Agency

Sean Escott, Director, Savills

Richard St John Williams, Housing and Regeneration Partner, Trowers & Hamlins


Alistair McIntosh, Chief Executive, HQN - Chair

Jonathan Walters, Deputy Director of Performance and Strategy, Homes and Communities Agency

Karin Erlander, Lead Analyst International Public Finance, Standard and Poor's

Rob Beiley, Housing and Regeneration Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Sessions include:

The role of the Homes and Communities Agency in a deregulated social housing sector

Deregulation - opportunities and risks

The role and functions of the new Social Housing Regulator

The latest on plans to introduce fees for regulation

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Who should attend?

Executive teams - including CEOs and directors, board members, policy and strategy people, corporate governance teams.

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