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OSCR Streamlines Requirements for Model Rules

OSCR has made applying for rule changes much easier, by reducing its requirements to apply for consent.

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SFHA Submits Response to FOI Extension Consultation

The SFHA has submitted its response to the Scottish Government Consultation regarding the potential extension of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002  to RSLs in Scotland. The full SFHA response, and some background to this are available to all members below by signing in.

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Report on Potential Impact and Implications of FOI Extension Now Available

SFHA, in partnership with GWSF, commissioned Linda Ewart to carry out some research looking at the potential impact and implications should FOI be extended to our sector - as is currently proposed by Scottish Government.   A report outlining the findings of this research is now available to all members. 

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SHR Publishes Thematic Inquiry On Complaints

The Regulator's national inquiry report looks at how social landlords handle complaints and how they apply the standards in the Scottish Social Housing Charter and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman's Model Complaints Handling Policy.  

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Scottish Parliament Committee Approves Revised Charter

Following written and oral evidence from SFHA and other stakeholders, the Local Government and Communities Committee has recommended that the Scottish Social Housing Charter be approved. Sign in to read the full article below.

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Scottish Government Publishes Analysis of Charter Responses

The Scottish Government has produced an analysis of all responses received to its review of the Scottish Social Housing Charter.   It has now forwarded a draft revised Charter to SFHA asking for any final comments.  Please sign in to see the full article below.

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Summary of ONS Reclassification Position in England

NHF has updated its briefing summarising the steps that have been taken thus far to reverse the ONS' decision to reclassify housing assocations as public non-financial corporations in England.    Sign in to read the full article below.

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Revised Charter Submitted to Scottish Parliament Committee

The Local Government and Communities Committee in the Scottish Parliament is currently considering a revised draft of the Scottish Social Housing Charter and will take further evidence from SFHA.

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Governance Toolkit - Coming soon

Strong governance is vital for housing associations and co-operatives to deliver excellent services to their customers. In order to support members in this area, SFHA will shortly begin to develop a Governance Toolkit.  This piece of work will go beyond just written guidance - although this will also be a part of it - and also establish peer support networks.   SFHA, as part of its Governance Handbook, had produced a number of guides and model policies that are all still relevant and will be included in the toolkit.   All of this existing guidance, and more details about the toolkit are available in the full article below.

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Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Housing associations and co-operatives are subject to requests under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Log in to view an SFHA briefing regarding these requirements, and a case study from within the sector. 

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Open All Hours?

SFHA and GWSF are pleased to announce the publication of 'Open All Hours? A Model Publication Framework for Housing Associations and Co-operatives'.

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Regulator highlights the importance of handling complaints well

Scottish Housing Regulator releases new report on complaints  

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New Committee Members for Manor Estates

Manor Estates welcomes new co-optees 

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SFHA Gives Evidence to Scottish Parliament Committee on Revised Charter

SFHA gave evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Scottish Social Housing Charter.   Please sign in to view the full article below.

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