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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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Legislation on Schedule to Allow ONS Decision on 19 September

The Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish parliament has approved the final Regulations necessary to enact the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018.    The regulations now go before a plenary vote in Parliament on the evening of 18 September and, if approved (which is likely following the Committee's recommendation), the Minister will then sign the instrument immediately afterwards bringing the Act officially in force.

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Michael Cameron Blog Following SHR Working Group Meeting

Michael Cameron, CEO of the Scottish Housing Regulator, has released a further blog on progress with the Regulatory Framework review.

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ONS Decision Expected in September

Scottish Government has now made regulations commencing the Housing (Amendment) Scotland Act 2018, and have also laid in the Scottish Parliament draft regulations, under section 9 of the Act, on local authority influence over RSLs.

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Feed into SFHA Response to Charter Indicators Review

SFHA is feeding into the SHR's review of the Charter indicators, and is seeking input from our practitioners forums.

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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018

The Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 6 July 2018.   This legislation is intended to lead to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reversing its decision of September 2016 to reclassify RSLs as pubic non financial corporations.

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SFHA Writes to Minister for Parliamentary Business

SFHA has continued to press Scottish Government for a meeting to discuss its consultation response and accompanying annex to the draft order proposing extension of FOI to RSLs and subsidiaries.   SFHA Head of Public Affairs Sarah Boyack has written to Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe FitzPatrick MSP.  

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SFHA Chairs' Forum

At our Chairs’ Conference in January, we highlighted that we would be looking to put together an SFHA Chairs’ Forum. This group would act as a sounding board on all issues of interest and concern to Chairs for the mutual benefit of Chairs themselves and SFHA. Whilst most communication is likely to be electronic (depending on preferences),  we will also bring together a meeting of the group, potentially 6 months or so after the annual Chairs’ Conference. We are aiming to have an initial meeting in the Autumn – depending on demand – in order to provide an extra opportunity for members to network and discuss key issues prior to the SFHA Chairs’ Conference in January.

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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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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 Response to SHR Regulatory Framework Consultation

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

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SFHA responds to Scottish Budget announcement

Scottish Government announces its 2019/20 budget.

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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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