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Anthony Collins Solicitors, 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES, United Kingdom
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Never has the need for good governance been so great
– Simon Dow, Interim Chair, Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) – 30 September 2019

Good governance is the cornerstone of a good business. 2019 has seen a continued sharp focus from the RSH on how registered providers (RPs) are governed well to ensure that social housing assets and tenants are protected. The sector has seen a number of governance downgrades over the last twelve months, with issues emerging about whether unregistered group parents allow for appropriate controls to be exercised across RP group structures, RPs criticised for “propping up” failing commercial subsidiaries, whether there is appropriate understanding of how risk flows within group structures and how conflicts of interest are managed.

The Value for Money Standard also places an emphasis on the need to consider whether alternative commercial, organisational and delivery structures would provide greater value for money gains.

Why should I attend this session?

During this interactive session, we will look at what good governance looks like in high-performing RP group structures, including issues such as:

  • Common group structure models and some of their pitfalls;
  • Unregistered parent group structures;
  • The legal and constitutional relationships that support strong group structures;
  • Charity law requirements around the Charity Commission’s recent guidance on charities’ connections with non-charitable organisations;
  • Dealing with conflicts of interest in group structures;
  • Understanding and managing risk flow in group structures, particularly relating to diversified activities; and
  • Lessons to be learnt from recent sector downgrades.

We are delighted to be joined by:

  • Angela Lomax and Sam McGrady, of David Tolson Partnership (DTP), who have significant experience in advising RPs on regulatory and governance issues, including IDA preparation, governance reviews and group restructures;
  • Rachel Challinor, Director of Governance and Performance at Longhurst Group; and
  • Marcus Evans, Director of Governance and Compliance at Sovini Group.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at executive directors, heads of governance, chairs and board members. 

A light breakfast will be provided 

  • 09:30 Registration and networking for a 10:00 start
  • 11:30 Coffee break
  • 12:45 Q&A, summary and closing remarks
  • 13:00 Close 


Please be aware that places for this seminar are limited. Our clients get priority over non-clients but we will endeavour to increase capacity where we can, to allow all those who wish to attend a place. Where we are heavily oversubscribed we will limit places to one or two people per organisation, in which case you may be asked to liaise with your team. Should we have to do any of the above we will be in touch with you at least two weeks before the event date.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email us at event.booking@anthonycollins.com and a member of our events team will be in touch.

Can I invite my colleagues to this event? Feel free to forward an invitation to any of your colleagues you believe can benefit from attending.