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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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Regulatory Framework Review - Update

Since SFHA's last blog update, there has been another meeting of the SHR's Working Group and a meeting of the SFHA Regulation Sounding Board.    At both of these meetings, an update was provided by the SHR about the content of the forthcoming formal consultation.

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New members bring wealth of experience to Scotland board

The regulator used its statutory powers to direct the transfer in November last year after 70% of Kincardine’s tenants, who responded to an independent consultation, were in favour of the move.

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Wheatley announces two leading names to join its Board

Two new Non-Executive Directors, Jo Boaden and Bryan Duncan join Wheatley.

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New standards for fire and smoke alarms announced

The Scottish Government has announced the new standards for fire and smoke alarms, which housing associations have until February 2021 to comply with.

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The Energy Saving Trust throws its weight behind campaign to regulate electricians

The Energy Saving Trust is just one of a variety of membership bodies that has pledged support for a campaign by SELECT, the electrotechnical trade association, to recognise electricians as a profession.

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Tenement Group publishes interim recommendations – we want to hear your views

A Scottish Parliament Working Group has published its interim recommendations to tackle concerns about disrepair in tenements in mixed ownership.  

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SEPA asks for views on housing sector consultation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is asking for views from the housing sector as it prepares to complete its consultation in February.

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Regulator alerts social landlords to upcoming changes to consents

Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018 provisions removing the regulator’s powers of consent under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 come in to force on 8 March 2019.

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Find out what you need to know – The New Regulatory Framework

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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