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Housing Panel


The Housing Panel focuses on social landlord-related finance and policy issues, whether local authority or housing association. 

Role of the panel

Contact us

Address your queries and feedback to Mark McLean, Policy Support Officer. If you would like to be considered for panel membership, please send a summary of your CV and a note of your key areas of interest.

What's going on?

Welfare reform

Welfare background document

Welfare reform is an important element of housing policy. This latest update from Sheldon Wood on welfare reform is a must-read for all housing practitioners. If you would like Sheldon to deliver a training session in your organisation, please get in touch with our sales team.

Reaction to Summer Budget

The reaction to the Summer Budget can be viewed here.

Proposed amendments to the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) Regulations 2003 in relation to the use of capital receipts

This consultation is now out and the Housing Panel are considering their response. Although mainly LA-focused, there may be general comments or observations.

CIPFA Housing Symposium 2021 - Social Housing White Paper and Climate Change

CIPFA's Housing Symposium 2021 will provide useful insight into the Social Housing White paper with speakers from MHCLG, the Social Housing Regulator and Homes England. What does the White Paper mean for social housing tenants, and providers and will it be able to prevent another Grenfell tragedy where the please of residents were ignored? 
With a range of quality expert speakers and housing topics the day promises to inspire and to inform.  Further details and booking can be made by visiting CIPFA's Housing Symposium 2021  


Latest guidance

Housing service charges - quick guide (updated 2017) 

Panel minutes

The next Panel meeting is scheduled to be held on the 2 July 2020.

Download previous agendas and minutes of meetings:

CIPFA Manifesto

CIPFA's Manifesto is out with comments on housing.

Financial planning guide

Our free-of-charge guide for board members, councillors and tenant representatives.


You may be interested in the following services:

Housing Network
TIS online Housing Associations and RSLs VAT
TIS online Housing Association Finance
TIS online Local Authority Housing