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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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SFHA Model Role Descriptions for Governing Body Members and Office Bearers

SFHA Model Role Descriptions for Governing body Members and Office Bearers are now available to all SFHA members.

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Last chance to contribute to SFHA’s consultation response on charity law changes

The Scottish Government is reviewing charity law, specifically the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 in relation to the powers and remit of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and SFHA is submitting a response.

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Regulator listens to concerns of co-operatives

SHR acts on points raised by co-operatives.

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Scottish Housing Regulator underlines the need for RSLs to plan for Brexit

SHR writes to RSLs regarding compliance with Regulatory Standards in the context of the uncertainty around the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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Freedom of Information Extended to RSLs - SFHA Briefing Available

In February 2019, the Scottish Government laid a draft order to Scottish Parliament – extending the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2019 to some of the functions of RSLs and their subsidiaries.   The order will take effect on 11 November 2019.   An SFHA briefing on the content of the order is now available to all SFHA members.

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SFHA Senior Staff Succession Planning Guidance - Now Available

In September 2018, SFHA published Governing Body Member Succession Planning and Recruitment Guidance.   As a companion piece to this publication, SFHA is delighted to make available Senior Staff Succession Planning guidance for its members.

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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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