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Scottish Water: Updated technical specifications now available

After a technical review and extensive stakeholder engagement, Scottish Water has confirmed that Water for Scotland (WfS) and Sewers for Scotland (SfS), utilised by the Developer Community to design and construct Water and Waste Water Infrastructure, have been updated. Version 4.0 of each document was released on Tuesday 16th October 2018.

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Feedback on Charter Indicators

SFHA asked for feedback from its practitioner forums on the Scottish Housing Regulator's initial proposals on revised Charter Indicators.    SFHA and a small group of volunteers from the forums met with the SHR to discuss these further.

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Housing Management Update October 2018

Summary of events and developments for housing management colleagues across Scotland.

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Scottish Government set to launch Construction Procurement Manual

The Scottish Government has been working to reform and improve public sector procurement.  As part of this work, a steering group has overseen a Construction Procurement Manual for bodies spending significant public funds. Housing associations will be covered by the guidance in the manual.  

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SHR Consultation on Regulatory Framework

The SHR has launched its formal consultation on the Regulatory Framework.  The SHR is seeking responses by Friday 14 December 2018.

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Fuel Poverty – SFHA to Submit Evidence to Parliament

A Fuel Poverty Bill is making its way through the Scottish Parliament.  As part of the process that shapes the content of the bill, the SFHA will be submitting evidence to the Local Government & Communities Committee which is scrutinising the Bill.  

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ONS Announce Reclassification Decision

Following the enactment of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) confirmed on Friday 28 September that housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland have been reclassified as private.  

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Submit your Universal Credit case studies

SFHA requests members' case studies on Universal Credit to inform future lobbying.

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Meet the Speaker – Will Atkinson, Community Housing Cymru: From Homeless to Housed 2018

Will Atkinson of Community Housing Cymru leads a session on the Homelessness Prevention Duty – Experience from Wales at this year’s SFHA From Homeless to Housed Conference.

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Your Questions Answered: Will there be a model SST that reflects the H(S) Act changes?

SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre answers a member’s query on model SST.

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Round Table Consultation Events on Regulatory Framework Review – Book Now!

Having already held an event in Glasgow, SFHA is holding two more free consultation events in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

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In focus: SFHA ‘Poverty and Impact’ projects

‘Poverty and Impact’ projects continues as part of the SFHA Innovation and Future Thinking initiative.

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SFHA Briefing on Regulatory Framework Review

An SFHA briefing on the Regulatory Framework review is now available.   This includes templates for submitting comments on various aspects of the review to SFHA, to help shape our response.

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Rapid Rehousing: How will it affect your allocations policy?

Rapid rehousing is the policy direction adopted by the Scottish Government and local authorities to tackle homelessness. Do you know how it will impact on your Allocations Policy?

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Dundee Energy Advice Team Scoops Top Award

An energy advice team that aims to reduce fuel poverty and keep housing association tenants warm over winter were delighted to scoop a top industry award.

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Prepare for the smart meter rollout with FREE resources!

Free printed leaflets are available to SFHA members to support their tenants with the smart meter rollout.

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