In the social housing sector, economic, political and regulatory headwinds trigger near constant change. Meeting your objectives and building operational resilience can be challenging.

Facing up to change and challenge involves making the right decisions at the right time for the best outcome. Developing new offerings, accessing finance, potential mergers, and financial viability might all be playing on your mind.

Whether you're a large housing group needing to maintain your portfolio, a growing mid-size provider looking to develop new offerings, or a newly merged group looking to evaluate activities and potentially divest, we can help you make the most of every opportunity.

  • Sector specialists
  • Excellent client service
  • Key players
  • Sector specialists
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    Our people have first-hand experience in social housing, are passionate about the sector and know the challenges you face.
  • Excellent client service
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    Get value-added insights – from sector developments packs to housing model accounts to regular training sessions and seminars.
  • Key players
    Key players
    Our network is your network – we work with regulators and key players, speaking at events and contributing to wider debates.
Louise Gannon
Head of Not for Profit Corporate Tax
Louise Gannon

Why Grant Thornton

You'll work with specialists who genuinely care about doing their best for you and the social housing sector. Our people have first-hand experience working for social housing organisations and want to help change social housing for the better. We run seminars for finance professionals in the sector, contribute to regulatory debates on reforms, and have close relationships with regulatory bodies, including the Regulator of Social Housing, Homes England, the National Housing Federation and HMRC.

We regularly work with our public sector advisory team to support housing associations and local authorities on large and complex regeneration projects.

Key offerings:

  • Tax compliance and tax advisory services
  • Financial accounting and advisory services 
  • Financial modelling and appraisal
  • Pensions advisory services
  • Employee benefits consultancy
  • Finance consultancy, including finance function optimisation
  • Tailored apprenticeship courses supporting your training needs