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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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Next Steps programme launched for 2019/2020

Next Steps is a free support programme for tenants and landlords funded by the Scottish Government. 

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Live today: online streaming of FOI extension training for SFHA members

SFHA members can log in to the SFHA website to the live stream in this article, to enable them to watch the live streaming of the event at 10.00am this morning.

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Scottish Housing Regulator stresses the importance of accurate and reliable information

SHR underlines importance of RSL boards ensuring that the information they use to make decisions and oversee performance is accurate before they submit it to the regulator. 

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Housing Regulator launches early version of new website

Users can provide feedback on new website via a short survey.

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SFHA to work with SHR and housing bodies to develop Self-Assurance Toolkit

The aim of the toolkit, which is being led by SFHA, is to help social landlords to comply with the SHR’s new Regulatory Framework.

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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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