Strategy, Policy & Research

Strategy, Policy & ResearchA clear strategic direction, supported by complementary policies, all underpinned by a thorough understanding of the world in which we are working.

Wouldn’t it be nice?

We can help you make progress towards that goal. We bring an analytical approach, and a drive for clarity. We can help clients cut out strategy and policy “clutter” that stops them being useful in day-to-day work. We will be challenging – and make you think hard about what you really really want.

Strategy Preparation

We can update – or develop from scratch – a range of strategies:

  • Development
  • Regeneration
  • Asset Management

Our view is that strategies needs to be clear, terse and easily developed into measurable action plans. To be effective they need to be seen to be relevant by staff in their day-to-day work. Setting a strategic direction is one of the main ways in which a Board and Executive Team control their organisation. It is important that they work.

Policy development

Development and regeneration departments need policies on delegated authority (covering quality and time as well as cost), property procurement, internal approval, inter-departmental working arrangements, Project team working, resident involvement, consultant and contractor procurement and so on.

The policy framework needs to support the strategic framework and be easy-to-use on a day-to-day basis. as with strategies, policies need to be clear, focused and concise.

With our mixture of decades-long experience of funding compliance issues, affordable housing custom and practice and professional project/programme management, we are well placed to offer support in this area.

Research projects

We undertake qualitative and quantitative research for clientsAs well as undertaking research on our own account. The topics vary covering issues such as:

  • the financial assumptions made by housing associations when appraising projects;
  • housing standards;
  • attitudes to Client Charter;
  • availability of training opportunites in construction procurement.

We focus on small to medium-sized research projects.

Examples of our publicly-available research reports can be found here

Governance & probity reviews & investigations

We have undertaken a number of reviews assessing the adequacy of the governance arrangements within affordable housing providers and/or their probity. Initiated by the regulator or the Board, such reviews need careful and sensitive handling.

Recent clients in this field
Greater London Authority / Ocean Housing / Constructing Excellence / Home Group / Homes & Communities Agency / LAPN / National Housing Federation / CABE /  Tower Hamlets Homes

Course Details

We are in the process of publishing all course details on our website. In the mean time please contact us for further information.

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Conditions Of Application

All prospective students must read the following conditions before submitting the application form.

  1. Once a student is accepted onto the course, fees are not refundable in part or in total unless the course is cancelled by HATC in which case a full refund will be provided.
  2. HATC reserves the right to make minor change lecture times, venue or other arrangements but will advise students in advance of the course date.
  3. The course fee includes the examination fee for one attempt at the APM IC exam. If the student wishes to re-take the exam there will be an additional charge. Such charges will be reasonable, and will be set on the basis of HATC’s cost-recovery only.
  4. The above conditions will be subject to interpretation in English law courts.

 

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