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Autumn Statement 2012 Roundtable Discussion with leading CIH experts

12 December 2012 (Afternoon), Manchester

About the event

Be amongst the first to hear the CIH response to the Autumn Statement by booking your place at one of our three round table events taking place throughout England . Discuss the issues evolving from the statement with senior CIH policy makers and peers including Gavin Smart, Director of Policy & Practice, Abi Davies, Assistant Director of Policy & Practice, Steve Trusler, Strategy Director, Wates Group and Steve Partridge, CIH consultancy.

Discussion will be based around the following topics


1) General economic prospects

The economy Implications of the OBR analysis for the housing sector. 

Where will pressures fall on the business over the next five years? How will funding be affected? What services will be needed? What opportunities are out there?

What might events in Europe mean, and can we prepare for them?

Implications of government's response to these forecasts - avoiding welfare and housing investment for now.

What do LEPs mean for housinG. How can investment in apprenticeships help the sector? 


2) Supply/investment 

How will new announcements work for housing - whether social or market? What opportunities and challenges exist?

What skills and capacity does the sector need to operate in this framework? 

Where are recent investment decisions taking the affordable sector - blurring between products and provider types, changes in the 'offer' over the longer term?

What future rent/investment settlement will work best?


3) Universal Credit/welfare reform

How are our customers lives / incomes changing? What does that mean for us as 'social' organisations and as businesses?

Preparing for 2013 changes - what more is needed to help housing providers, tenants and their partners to be ready? What cultural and practical changes are needed? What will the focus on employment really mean? How well do we understand all the changes in the round? 

Likely impact of welfare reform on housing organisations as employers and partners

Benefits of attending

• Supporting housing supply – CIH’s reponse to the Autumn Statement and how it will be implemented and impact on organisations as well as discussions around boosting growth and housing supply.

• Universal credit – a response to the statement and information on the specifics; the details, the amounts and how it will operate

• An assessment of the economy and what is happening in Europe.

• The private sector response to the statement

Take part in these vital, high level briefings and discussions by making your booking now. Bookings are strictly limited on each event to ensure participants gain the maximum benefit from the discussions so book early to ensure you don’t miss vital announcements

Who should attend

These round table events are aimed at chief executive officers, directors and senior leaders in the housing sector.

Booking information

CIH Member Rate £150 + VAT
Delegate Rate £ 220 + VAT

The delegate price includes a delegate pack, a copy of the CIH Member Briefing on the Autumn Statement and a comprehensive debrief paper from the event. You will also earn up to 4 hours towards your CIH Continual Professional Development if you are a CIH Member.

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

To download a booking form click here and return to us to or by fax on 02476 421973.

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When making a booking the booker will be asked if they are paying as an individual or as part of an organisation. If paying as part as an organisation credit/debit card payments can be taken online at the time of booking or the booker can select to be invoiced after the online booking. If the booker selects to be invoiced the booked will receive an invoice for payment after the online booking is completed, please note all invoices must be fully paid before the event takes place. If paying as an individual please note a full payment of the total amount by credit/ debit card is required at the time of booking.

The delegate price includes a comprehensive delegate pack, debrief summary report after the event, all refreshments and lunch. You will also earn up to 4 hours towards your CIH Continual Professional Development if you are a CIH Member.


Joining Instructions

To download your joining instructions, please click the following link

Information Pack - Joining Instructions

The CIH contact at the event will be Amanda Thurlow. She will be available at the registration desk throughout the event to help with any enquiries or problems.

Please contact us on 02476 851 722 or email if you have any enquiries.



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