VIDEO ACCESS - Addressing the Impacts of Breathing Space and the Statutory Debt Repayment Plan on Registered Social Landlords

Video Access now available!

We are pleased to announce that video access to this seminar is now available to purchase. This is a recording of the virtual meeting that took place on 5 March 2021.

What was covered
This highly topical and information-rich seminar was in conjunction with Believe Housing. The content will help Registered Providers get to grips with two of the most challenging legislative developments that they currently face: the new ‘Breathing Space’ legislation that takes effect on 4th May; and the connected proposals for a Statutory Debt Repayment Plan (SDRP).  Both of these elements are central to the government’s commitment to provide debt respite to those facing problem debt, and represent the most significant change in debt recovery for over thirty years.  The Government estimates that the Breathing Space scheme will help over 700,000 people across the UK get professional help in its first year, increasing up to 1.2 million a year by the tenth year of operation. 


•             Overview of legislative developments   

•             Breathing Space regulations explained  

•             Communicating Breathing Space              

•             SDRP proposals (including implications re the changes to the monetary eligibility criteria for Debt Relief Orders, currently under consultation)

•             The Five Key elements of Breathing Space

•             Practical Issues for Housing Associations               

•             Open Forum  


The webinar was delivered by:

Alistair Townsend: IRRV Senior Vice-President; and Law & Research Portfolio Holder

David Magor: the IRRV’s Chief Executive Officer

Ian Ferguson: IRRV Council Member and Income Recovery Manager at Believe Housing

Katy Bird: Tenancy Sustainment and Money Matters Team Leader, Believe Housing

Chair: Moira Hepworth, IRRV’s Head of Law & Research


What is included?
- Meeting recording
- Electronic copy of speaker presentations

Price per person. 

IRRV Members: At least one of the recipient must be a member of the Institute; alternatively, the booking must be made by a body which is an IRRV Forum Member/ Organisational Member.

1 recipient:         £60 plus VAT

2 recipients:       £50 plus VAT

3+ recipients:     £40 plus VAT


1 recipient:         £75 plus VAT

2 recipients:       £65 plus VAT

3+ recipients:     £55 plus VAT

Click BOOK NOW button at the right of this page. Payment can be made by credit card or by completing the order form with a purchase order number. 

Enquiries can be made by email to  or by telephone 020 7691 8987.


On receipt of the completed order form with purchase order number, the IRRV will issue a receipted VAT invoice at the prevailing rate. Payment must be received in advance of the event. The Institute reserves the right to refuse admission where delegate fees have not been paid.




Delegate Fees

IRRV Member - 1 recipient £60.00

IRRV Member - 2 recipients £50.00

IRRV Member - 3+ recipients £40.00

Non Member - 1 recipient £75.00

Non Member - 2 recipients £65.00

Non Member - 3+ receipients £55.00