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Glossary of terms

ADP
Approved Development Programme
AHIP
Affordable Housing Investment Programme
ALACHO
Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers
ARC
Annual Return on the Charter
ASB
Accounting Standards Board
BTS
Below Tolerable Standard
CAD
Computer Assisted Design
CBL
Choice Based Lettings
CCT
Compulsory Competitive Tendering
CDM
Construction Design and Management
CHCYMRU
Community Housing CYMRU
CHR
Common Housing Register
CIH
Chartered Institute of Housing
CIHS
Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland
CML
Council of Mortgage Lenders
COSLA
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
CPAG
Child Poverty Action Group
CPD
Continuous Professional Development
CPD
Continuous Professional Development
CPO
Compulsory Purchase Order
CPO
Compulsory Purchase Order
CRISE
Competitive Renewal Initiatives in Sustainable Europe
CRISE
Competitive Renewal Initiatives in Sustainable Europe
CTI
Comprehensive Tenement Improvements
CTI
Comprehensive Tenement Improvements
DCLG
Department of Communities and Local Government
DDA
Disability Discrimination Act
DECC
Department of Energy and Climate Change
DLO
Direct Labour Organisation
DLP
Defects Liability Period
DSS
Department of Social Security
DWP
Department for Work and Pensions
EAS
Energy Action Scotland
EESSH
Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing
EIR
Environmental Information Regulations
EOC
Equal Opportunities Commission
EPB
Entitlements, Payments and Benefits
EPC
Energy Performance Certificate
ERSA
Employment Related Services Association
EST
Energy Savings Trust
EVH
Employers in Voluntary Housing
EXHA
Existing Homes Alliance
FCA
Financial Conduct Authority
FiT
Feed in Tariffs
FMC
Fully Mutual Co-op
FMHC
Fully Mutual Housing Cooperative
FOI
Freedom of Information
FRED
Financial Reporting Exposure Draft
FTNI
Fresh Thinking New Ideas
FVRA
Financial Viability Risk Assessment
GBM
Governing Body Member
GPT
Grant Planning Target
GWSF
Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations
HAG
Housing Association Grant
HARIS
Housing Association Resource for Investment Scheme
HB
Housing Benefit
HCA
Homes and Communities Agency
HERA
Housing Employment Register and Advice
HMO
House(s) in Multiple Occupation
HRA
Housing Revenue Account
HSE
Health & Safety Executive
HSEU
Housing Support Enabling Unit
ICI Committee
Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee
IFS
Improvement for sale
IIF
Innovation & Investment Fund
IIP
Investors in People
JCC
Joint Consultative Committee
JCT
Joint Contracts Tribunal
JHDP
Joint Housing Delivery Plan
JIT
Joint Improvement Team
JNC
Joint Negotiating Committee
JRF
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
LCHO
Low Cost Home Ownership
LCM
Legislative Consent Motion
LHA
Local Housing Allowance
LHO
Local Housing Organisation
LIFT
Low cost Initiative for First Time buyers
LLI
Local Lettings Initiative
LSVT
Large Scale Voluntary Transfer
MAPPA
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
MMR
Mid Market Rent
MRTB
Modernised Right to Buy
MTR
Mortgage to Rent
MTSE
Mortgage to Shared Equity
NHBC
National House-Building Council
NHF
National Housing Federation
NHP
New Housing Partnerships
NIFHA
Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations
NVQ
National Vocational Qualification
OSCR
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
PAR
Pre-Action Requirements (sometimes called pre-court requirements)
PAS
Pressured Area Status
PATH
Positive Action Training in Housing
PRAM
Property Repairs & Asset Management
PRS
Private rented Sector
PRTB
Preserved Right to Buy
RHI
Renewable Heat Incentive
RIHAF
Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum
RSI
Rough Sleepers Initiative
RSL
Registered Social Landlord
RSO
Registered Sex Offender
RTB
Right to buy
SCOHF
Scottish Community Ownership Housing Forum
SCORE
Scottish Continuous Recording System
SCoWR
Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform
SCSH
Scottish Council for Single Homeless
SCVO
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
SDFP
Strategy & Development Funding Plan
SE
Shared Equity
SG
Scottish Government
SHARE
Scottish Housing Associations Resources for Education
SHEF
Social Housing Energy Forum
SHGN's
Scottish Homes Guidance Note's
SHIP
Strategic Housing Investment Plan
SHQS
Scottish Housing Quality Standard
SHR
Scottish Housing Regulator
SIC
Scottish Information Commissioner
SIN
Social Inclusion Network
SIS
Standard Intermediary System
SNAP
Special Needs Allowance Package
SO
Shared Ownership
SORP
Statement of Recommended Practice
SPSO
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
SSST
Short Scottish Secure Tenancy
SST
Second Stage Transfer
SST
Scottish Secure Tenancy
SURF
Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum
SURI
Smaller Urban Renewal Initiatives
SVQ
Scottish Vocational Qualification
TGF
Tayside, Grampian & Fife Forum
TIS
Tenants Information Service
TPAS
Tenant Participation Advisory Service
TUPE
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations
UC
Universal Credit
USDL
Universal Support Delivered Locally
VAT
Value Added Tax
WAG
Welsh Assembly Government

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