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Update to Supporting Guidance to SFHA Model Rules 2020 now Available

An update to the Supporting Guidance to the SFHA Model Rules 2020 is now available to all SFHA members.   The update includes an optional amendment to allow for virtual attendance at general meetings beyond 30 September 2020 – when the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act expire. 

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Preventing Homelessness - Averting Evictions: A Section 11 Process Guide

SFHA is to publish guidance on the Section 11 process, which is the product of a collaboration between Housing Associations and Local Authorities in the North of Scotland.

SFHA gives evidence to Work and Pensions Committee

SFHA has been invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on the five week wait for the first payment of Universal Credit.

Update for SFHA finance forum members June 2020

This article covers updates on the Financial Resilience Group, SFHA finance forums and more.

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Update for finance staff March 2020

There have been a number of updates recently of interest to finance staff. An outline is provided here.

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Work and Pensions Committee seeks evidence on the effect of the five week wait

The Work and Pensions Committee, under its new Chair, Stephen Timms MP, has launched an inquiry into Universal Credit, in particular, focussing on the effect and consequences to claimants of the five-week wait for first payment.

Chancellor announces changes to Universal Credit in light of the Covid-19 emergency

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, announced a range of changes to Universal Credit, some of which were in direct response to the Covid-19 emergency.

DWP prepares to rollout new payment system

The DWP is preparing to roll out to social landlords a new direct payment system, to replace the four weekly third party creditor schedule for Managed Payments to Landlords and UC Scottish Choices Direct Payments. The four weekly payment schedule will still be used, however, for third party deductions against arrears of rent.

 

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Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

SFHA partners with JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF to commission CaCHE and HACT to carry out research into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing. 

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Five reasons to be proud of Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives

By Lorna Wilson, SFHA Head of Policy and Innovation.

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Inverclyde Common Housing Register

A number of properties will be advertised from 10 July by ICHR landlords.

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What's on: SFHA training and webinar schedule

SFHA webinars to support your learning and professional development. 

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SFHA repeats call for housing to be at heart of Scotland’s economic recovery

 Comment on latest affordable housing statistics. 

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Advisory Group on Economic Recovery calls for accelerated investment in affordable housing

Advisory Group on Economic Recovery makes 25 recommendations to support Scotland's recovery from Covid-19.

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Social Housing Resilience Group Outcome Report

Report published into work of SHRG between March and May 2020.

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