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Model Rules Review

SFHA has commissioned TC Young to update the SFHA Model Rules, and will be consulting members towards the end of April/beginning of May with a draft of these proposals.   

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SFHA Briefing Note on Regulatory Framework

An SFHA briefing note on the regulatory framework, detailing the key changes since the consultation and next steps

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SFHA Briefing on Final Regulatory Framework March 2019

The SFHA has produced a briefing for all members highlighting what has changed since the consultation period in the published Regulatory Framework.

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SFHA Submits Response to Charity Law Consultation

The SFHA has submitted a brief response to the Scottish Government's Charity Law consultation.

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New Regulatory Framework Published

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the finalised Regulatory Framework guidance, which will come into effect from 1 April 2019.   The SHR has also published its response to consultation feedback.   Both are available via the links below: SHR Regulatory Framework and Guidance SHR Response to Consultation Feedback Feb 2018 SHR has taken account of a number of points the SFHA highlighted within our consultation response, summarised below.  

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Scottish Government Consultation on Changes to Charity Law

Scottish Government is reviewing Charity Law, specifically the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.   This is in relation to the powers and remit of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The full consultation is available on the Scottish Government website here:  Consultation on Scottish Charity Law Scottish Government is seeking responses to this consultation by 1st April 2019, and SFHA will submit a response.    

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SHR Draft Notifiable Events Guidance - with Tracked Changes

The SHR has provided SFHA with a tracked changes version of their revised Notifiable Events guidance.    This shows all of the changes as compared to the previous version.

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Regulator ends statutory intervention at Dalmuir Park Housing Association

Sixteen months since its initial intervention, SHR reviewed progress and decided to end its statutory intervention on 31 March 2019.

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SFHA Evidence Discussed at LGC Committee Prior to Approval of FOI Order

The SFHA Submitted evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee regarding the order to extend FOI to RSLs, which is in the final stages of the parliamentary procedure.   Whilst no amendments could be made by the Committee at this stage, SFHA took the opportunity to highlight the aspects of the order that remain concerning - most notably the implementation date. The Committee discussed these points prior to approving the order on 20 March 2018.   Whilst highlighting that the 11 November implementation date would remain, the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans Graeme Dey MSP highlighted that his "ear would be open to any issues raised" during the implmentation period.

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Last chance to contribute to SFHA’s consultation response on charity law changes

The Scottish Government is reviewing charity law, specifically the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 in relation to the powers and remit of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and SFHA is submitting a response.

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Regulator listens to concerns of co-operatives

SHR acts on points raised by co-operatives.

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Scottish Housing Regulator underlines the need for RSLs to plan for Brexit

SHR writes to RSLs regarding compliance with Regulatory Standards in the context of the uncertainty around the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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Freedom of Information Extended to RSLs - SFHA Briefing Available

In February 2019, the Scottish Government laid a draft order to Scottish Parliament – extending the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2019 to some of the functions of RSLs and their subsidiaries.   The order will take effect on 11 November 2019.   An SFHA briefing on the content of the order is now available to all SFHA members.

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SFHA Senior Staff Succession Planning Guidance - Now Available

In September 2018, SFHA published Governing Body Member Succession Planning and Recruitment Guidance.   As a companion piece to this publication, SFHA is delighted to make available Senior Staff Succession Planning guidance for its members.

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