Registered social landlords (RSLs) will not need regulatory consents regarding disposals of land or assets as well as constitutional and organisational changes from March. The provisions of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018 removing the Scottish Housing Regulator’s (SHR) powers of co
Registered social landlords in Scotland have been reclassified as private organisations following the enactment of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018.
Legislation which is intended to pave the way for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to reclassify Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) back to the private sector in the UK national accounts has been largely welcomed by a Holyrood committee. The local government and communities committee has rec
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reversed its decision to classify housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, allowing their estimated £70 billion debt to be removed from the UK government's balance sheet. Announced a week before Chancellor Philip Hammond's au
The Scottish Parliament has launched a call for written views as part of its scrutiny of a Bill which aims to reverse the autumn 2016 reclassification of housing associations as public bodies. The Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill was introduced last week and now the local government and communiti
Kevin Stewart The Scottish Government’s Bill aimed at reversing the autumn 2016 reclassification of housing associations as public bodies has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Kevin Stewart Housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed his intention to bring forward legislation to reverse the reclassification of Scottish housing associations in September this year.
Carl Sargeant A consultation has been launched into proposals to return housing associations in Wales to the private sector in order to restore their borrowing abilities.
Finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir (left) and communities minister Paul Givan Northern Ireland communities minister, Paul Givan, has launched a consultation on the legislative changes needed to ensure housing associations remain as independent social enterprises.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart The Scottish Government has moved to provide reassurance to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) by committing to new legislation that will ensure they can continue to borrow money privately.
Michael Cameron The Scottish Housing Regulator said it will work constructively to deal with any challenges which may arise from forthcoming legislation which could see a reduction in its powers.
The cost of renting privately in Scotland has remained unchanged over the last year, according to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Figures unveiled yesterday revealed that private rents in Great Britain increased by 2.3 per cent in the 12 months to August with Englan
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today reclassified registered providers of social housing in Scotland as public non-financial corporations. The classification applies with effect from 18 July 2001; the date of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to announce its decision on the classification of housing associations in Scotland on September 29. Registered social landlords (RSLs) north of the Border are currently regarded as private bodies for accounting purposes, though the classification is unders
After First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Scottish Housing News highlights the details of interest to housing associations and the wider sector. House building