GreenSquare's chief executive Howard Toplis has been announced as a key note speaker at Capita's Housing Regulation Conference in January.
With recent government policy changes – such as the social housing rent cut and Right to Buy (RTB) extension – having the potential to impact on providers’ abilities to demonstrate strong financial viability and good governance, the conference gives delegates the chance to hear from best practice providers with good regulatory judgements.
Howard will be attending the conference, taking place in London on Friday 22 January, and speaking about GreenSquare's experiences of preparing for the new in-depth assessments (IDA), which have been implemented as part of the Homes and Communities Agency's (HCA) regulatory framework in April 2015.
Howard said: "After going through the IDA, we currently hold a G1 and V1 rating – the highest rating awarded by the HCA – which means that we meet the requirements on governance and viability set out in the Governance and Financial Viability Standard. In the current robust regulatory environment, this is something we're very proud of.
"I will be speaking to delegates about what to expect from the IDA process, what went well for us - and what didn't, and how we drew on the lessons we learnt following the IDA."
Howard will be joining other expert speakers from across the sector to explore the current trends in social housing regulation, including: the importance of a co-regulatory approach; the role of the local authority in maintaining standards; and equipping board members with the tools to deliver organisational objectives.
For more information about the conference, click here.