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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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Extension of FOI Update - SFHA Writes to Minister Following Meeting with SG Officials

SFHA has written to the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, to follow up on our recent meeting with Scottish Government officials regarding the proposed extension of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.  SFHA met with officials from the FOI Unit and housing divisions of Scottish Government on 22 November.

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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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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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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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SFHA Chairs' Forum

SFHA is setting up a Chairs' Forum, and is seeking volunteers to be a part of this.   The group is open to all Chairs and aspiring Chairs of housing associations and co-operatives in SFHA membership.

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Regulatory Framework Review - by Joyce Orr

Joyce Orr - Director of Pineview Housing Association, SFHA Board member and GWSF member - outlines her experience of the SHR’s Regulatory Framework Review so far in the below article. Joyce has played an active role in both the SHR’s Working Group and SFHA’s Regulatory Sounding Board.

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Legislation on Schedule to allow ONS decision in September

Regulations will go before a plenary vote in Parliament on the evening of 18 September.

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SFHA responds to Scottish Budget announcement

Scottish Government announces its 2019/20 budget.

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SFHA Response to SHR Regulatory Framework Consultation

SFHA has submitted its response to the SHR's Regulatory Framework consultation.   

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The New Regulatory Framework – What do you need to know?

At last year's SFHA Chairs’ Conference, the Scottish Housing Regulator outlined its initial proposals for a revised Regulatory Framework. One year on, the SHR has now conducted a formal consultation on these proposals – which it is aiming to finalise in February 2019 with a view to finalising a revised Framework in April 2019.

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SFHA welcomes housing stats and acknowledges challenge

SFHA has welcomed the newly released Scottish Government statistics showing substantial increases in the delivery of new build affordable housing, with a 21 percent rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland during the last year. 

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SFHA's draft consultation response to Regulatory Framework review

SFHA's draft response to the Scottish Housing Regulator's consultation on the Regulatory Framework review is available to view.

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All homes to have upgraded fire alarms by 2021

Following a consultation at the end of 2017, the Scottish Government has confirmed that all existing homes in Scotland will be required to meet a new standard for fire safety.

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The Link Between Strong Governance and Proportionate Regulation - SFHA Chairs Conference 2019

Chairs Conference, 1 & 2 February 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.

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SFHA Draft Consultation Response to Regulatory Framework Review

The SFHA has circulated a draft response to the Scottish Housing Regulator's consultation on the Regulatory Framework review to all members.   This response reflects the majority view based on feedback we have received to date, and SFHA is seeking comment on anything within the document that members fundamentally disagree with, or if there is anything significant that has not been included that could usefully be added.   

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