The New Annual Assurance Statement

What makes a good Annual Assurance Statement?

In its ‘Thematic Inquiry on Self Assessing Against Regulatory Standards’,  the Scottish Housing Regulator highlighted that “many landlords have policies and practices that should help them meet Regulatory Standards, but few regularly and comprehensively assess themselves against Regulatory Standards”.

Given that the central purpose of the Annual Assurance Statement is to evidence the RSL’s ongoing assessment of compliance with the Regulatory Standards it is no wonder that many, if not most, see this new requirement as challenging!

In this half day workshop, delegates will be taken through the requirements of an Annual Assurance Statement, learn about evidence-based assurance and receive practical guidance on what makes a good Statement.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is relevant to Chairs and Members of the Governing Body, Chief Executives/Directors, senior managers and any staff that have responsibility for activities relevant to the scope of the Annual Assurance Statement.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • What is an Annual Assurance Statement?

  • Regulatory requirements in producing the Annual Assurance Statement

  • Evidence-based assurance

  • Examples of good and bad practice

  • Practical tips and advice on preparing an Annual Assurance Statement

  • Managing the process

  • Question and answer session

How is the workshop delivered?

This workshop will be interactive with a mix of presentation, case studies and group discussion. Some pre-course reading will be required.

Course Tutor

Brian Baverstock

Brian has provided training to more than 500 Audit and Risk Committee members and is recognised as an expert in risk management. He has a wealth of experience of audit and sitting on and chairing Audit and Risk Committees which he uses to bring the session to life and examine the challenges facing public sector Audit and Risk Committees