As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
We can help you to assess the needs of your board and board members and trustees, and support you as you recruit them.
Once in post, we can provide coaching, mentoring and support for chairs and board members on specific and/or ongoing issues, and we offer a wide range of general and bespoke training to boards covering duties and responsibilities, governance, charity law and regulation, legal compliance, and on strategic projects of all descriptions. We can help you to assess your board’s performance and improve it, and if things don’t go so well, we can support you in resolving challenging performance issues.
Board member training
An organisation is only as good as its board, and the higher the performance of the board the more successful the organisation. To help get the very best out of boards and board members, we provide support to boards from beginning to end. Our support covers the technical legal issues as well as the whole spectrum of board development and performance. We also work with executive teams to enable them to build strong, collaborative relationships with their boards, to get the very best out of their board members.
Many of us are trustees or board members ourselves, and we understand that the bar is continually raised for board and board members, performance-wise. Our support and training is devised specifically with this in mind, to give boards, chairs and board members/trustees a clear understanding of their role and to support them in delivering excellent performance, both individually and collectively.
As well as legal expertise, our team includes Chris Rogerson, a (non-lawyer) high-performance coach, who has worked with businesses, teams and individuals for over 20 years.
Provisions within the Housing and Planning Act that remove the need for housing associations (“HAs”) to obtain consent from the Regulator to dispose of social housing (as well as to merge or enter new group structures) come into force on 6 April.
Such freedoms will allow HAs greater flexibility over how they use their assets and, potentially, how they structure their businesses. Our expert panel gathered to discuss the possible opportunities the deregulatory measures offer, together with the likely hurdles. Read the outcome of their discussion here.
Member of our housing corporate services team.
There is no universal approach to regenerating town centres. However, housing must be considered a key part of any regeneration project – providing well-needed new homes and economic growth.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
AGM season will soon be upon us. One of the many challenges social distancing measures has presented is how to hold AGMs and other General Meetings.
In this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
The Regulator of Social Housing last week published a new version of ‘Regulating the Standards’, to reflect their revised approach to planned engagement with Registered Providers.
2019 is now in full swing and with it comes the first company secretary update of the year!
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