Responding to increasing housing targets and need, tightening budgets and the desire to retain assets for long-term revenue, local authorities are shaping new approaches to housing delivery. Council-owned companies are one such model. At least 80% of London boroughs have set up a housing company and in the last five years the capital has seen a surge in ambition and delivery on the ground. That said many companies are still relatively new, all are configured differently and so there is value in sharing experience.
The objective of this network is to to provide an informal platform to share approaches, experience, insight, sector intel and lessons learnt from wholly owned council housing companies across London and beyond. It principally involves CEOs and MDs of housing companies.
Participants benefit from a confidential, senior-level space to share best practice and lessons learned in setting up and running council-owned companies. In addition, they will gain a detailed understanding of the pros and cons of different governance and delivery models and have access to ongoing peer support.
Participation in the network incurs a small fee to cover costs. Please contact Fran Lord if you would like to get involved.