The Financial Framework

  • Helen Cope
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


This chapter is concerned with grants, subsidies and sources of finance. It examines the capital and revenue regimes and considers sources and types of private finance, treasury management and the impact of private finance on the sector in relation to rent levels and financial viability. Accounting requirements are outlined and the chapter ends with a summary of the main features of the financial management of RSLs.


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