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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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Scottish veterans charities merge operations

Scottish Veterans’ Residences merges with its operational arm, Scottish Veterans’ Housing Association.

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Surge in management committee interest at Lister Co-operative

For the first time for over 32 years, there were more candidates than vacant places for Lister’s management committee, so it held an election.

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Lister publishes management committee minutes on website

Minutes will be published monthly once approved by the following management committee meeting.

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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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