Risk & AdvisoryAssurance and advisory services to the UK social housing sector
Risk and Advisory Services UK provides assurance and advisory services to the social housing sector. We have a wealth of experience working with organisations of all sizes and structures throughout the UK, offering strategic advice and support across all areas of their business.
RiskandAdvisory undertakes reviews for social housing providers against all areas of the Regulatory Standards, providing assurance you are compliant.
Where Regulatory issues do occur, RiskandAdvisory can help you navigate your journey with the Regulator.
Landlord Health and Safety
A risk maturity assessment considers the degree to which risk management is embedded throughout your organisation, and how effective your existing processes of risk management are. Once this is understood a roadmap for improvement can be defined.
External Quality Assessment
Business Process Reviews
Business process reviews take a fresh look at individual areas of your business operations and identify ways to make them more effective and efficient. RiskandAdvisory will map out your current processes, analyse their effectiveness, and assist you in the process of implementing improvements.
Policy & Procedure
Having robust policies and procedures in place is vital to ensure risks are managed, and knowledge is retained in your business when staff move on. RiskandAdvisory will work with you to map out and document your business processes.
RiskandAdvisory provides bespoke training for management teams and boards on all areas of risk management and sector risks.
Your risk management processes can only be effective if you have robust methods of continually identifying and assessing risk. RiskandAdvisory runs workshops for management teams and boards on the identification of risks, controls and assurance, helping to you to update and improve your risk maps.
Technological change and deep transformations present new and unknown risks, but also new opportunities to create value. In today’s volatile and ever more complex business environment, companies need to have confidence in their governance, risk management and internal control processes. In this context, Risk and Advisory Services UK are delighted to partner with business transformation and performance improvement specialists at Merlin Consultancy. Our combined capabilities represent a strong blend of assurance and advisory solutions to add value to our client organisations.
Over recent years, awareness within the social housing sector of the importance of good data, and the risks associated with poor data has intensified. Regulatory judgements continually cite poor data management as a contributory factor to failings in areas such as...
The Regulator of Social Housing issued a number of governance downgrades during 2020. Below we provide a brief analysis of the themes and trends identified within these: ANALYSIS OF KEY THEMES AND TRENDS Whilst numerous issues are identified within the regulatory...
For anyone in the social housing sector that has not yet found time to read the Draft Building Safety Bill, I hope this short guidance note is of interest. The Bill has recently come under scrutiny by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee. Read their...
Risk and Advisory Services UK’s founder, Matthew has been providing assurance and advisory services to a wide range of public and third sector organisations since 2007, with a primary focus on the social housing sector. Previously a Director in a top 10 professional services firm, Matthew has worked with a large portfolio of over a hundred social housing clients. His services included both the delivery of internal audit programmes, and also non-assurance work such as consultancy and advisory projects, special investigations, assisting clients with difficult regulatory issues, and helping organisations to develop and enhance their risk management frameworks.
With over a decade working in social housing Matthew has a deep understanding of the sector and its risks. He can work with you to identify and correct the root causes of issues before these become a burden to your organisation, designing new frameworks of risk management and control in the process, and helping you avoid issues of regulatory non-compliance.