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IDAs Round Two: what’s changing, and are you prepared?

Friends' Meeting House, Manchester, 09.30 - 11.00



With guest speaker:

Maxine Loftus, Assistant Director, Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)

Round two of IDAs won’t be a “copy and paste” of round one; the regulator has made changes to its approach and methodology, and housing providers must prepare and re-focus accordingly.

This seminar, jointly delivered by Croftons, DTP and the RSH, will look at these changes and new points of focus, and highlight the key corporate, legal and governance areas to look out for in your IDA.

We’ll flag up common issues, and provide practical advice on how RPs can best-prepare to provide the evidence and assurance the regulator needs to secure a G1 and V1 rating.

The view from the regulator

Our guest speaker from the RSH, Assistant Director of Regulatory Operations Maxine Loftus, will outline what lessons were learnt from round one of IDAs, what insight can be drawn from resulting downgrades, and how the RSH is changing its approach for round two.

Getting prepared

With providers now looking towards their next IDA, the seminar will cover key issues and areas to prepare for, including:

  • Mergers, groups, and simplified structures - what is the RSH looking out for?
  • JVs and other partnerships - passing the IDA ‘test’
  • Charitable status and vires - get advice, and act on it
  • The Board - skills, renewal, succession and appraisal
  • Tenant voice - is your Board hearing, and listening?
  • Internal controls - ensuring oversight and assurance
  • VfM - a bigger focus, but what is the RSH looking for?
  • Risk management – is your approach robust and integrated?
  • Stress testing - advancing your mitigations approach and resilience plan
  • Health and safety compliance

Who should attend?

Our seminar is primarily aimed at those with a responsibility for governance, finance, business assurance, and legal and regulatory compliance, but given the importance and ‘cross-cutting’ nature of IDAs, executives, directors and senior managers from across all teams will find this event of value.


Jo Loake, Head of Governance and Regulation, Croftons Solicitors
Sam McGrady, Director, DTP
Maxine Loftus, Assistant Director of Regulatory Operations, RSH

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