Peter HubbardSenior Partner
Senior partner and partner in our housing corporate services team.
I am a partner in our housing corporate services team. I work closely with board and executive teams, particularly in the housing and third sectors, to help them to deliver their corporate strategies, where I contribute my knowledge and experience of running a business (I am also the firm’s Senior Partner), as well as my expertise in social housing gained over 20 years of legal practice in this area.
I have worked for housing associations and social businesses for over 20 years and have a deep understanding of how they operate and the sectors they operate in. I specialise in strategic support for executives and boards, where I advise them on growth and diversification, as well as their major projects – group structures, stock transfers, corporate and governance restructuring.
1. Overview Whilst the Housing White Paper provides a welcome shift in emphasis, away from solely focussing on home ownership, it is not as radical as expected and sometimes reads more as a research paper than a policy paper, concentrating primarily on housing supply.
First, there is now arguably £8.4bn worth of capital funding made available by government through the recent Autumn Statement for “social and affordable” housing development.
Many annual reports contain a range of facts and figures with performance reporting for the past year, setting out the goals reached and where the challenges have been.
Health and Social Care: Matthew Wort provides some key questions about your readiness to provide new solutions in a changing social care environment and how to provide a public service to be proud of.
Local Government: Mark Cook navigates the tough decisions for local authorities as they contemplate greater devolution, business rate independence, asset sale freedom and austerity all at the same time.
The likely long term consequences of the ONS decision to classify housing associations as part of the “public sector” are, as we have said in our recent e-briefing, not going to make any practical difference.
In announcing the Government’s new housing association Right to Buy (RTB) policy on the Today programme this morning, Greg Clark left an obvious gap in the Government’s proposals that was left unchallenged in the interview.
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