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Governance and Regulation – Quarterly D-Brief: Issue 2
Welcome to the new edition of our quarterly D-Brief, focussing on governance and regulatory issues pertinent to registered providers of social housing (RPs)!
Governance and Regulation – Quarterly round-up
A round-up of this quarter's key developments in relation to governance and regulatory issues.
Health and Safety Update – electrical safety and carbon monoxide alarms
Through the Levelling Up White Paper and the Social Housing White Paper, the Government is seeking to ensure that social housing has satisfactory electrical safety and uniformity with the private rented sector.
Updated guidance – the Charities Act 2022
The Charity Commission has issued guidance on the changes being introduced by the Charities Act 2022 (the Act) that are planned to come into effect in autumn 2022.
Thinking outside of the “E” on ESG
While it is not mandatory for housing providers to report against ESG criteria, the sector has led the way in creating its own reporting standard, the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (the Standard), which was launched in November 2020.
How Independent Should Your Senior Independent Director Be?
The Senior Independent Director (SID) is not a new concept and has been included in various iterations of the UK Corporate Governance Code following the publication of the Higgs Review in 2003. That Review recommended that boards of publicly listed companies should appoint a SID.
Codes of Conduct – a tool for developing business ethics
The NHF issued its revised model code of conduct (the NHF Code) in May. The NHF Code seeks to provide a template for an ethical working environment, on which an organisation’s reputation can be developed. But why is this important, and what can organisations get from adopting a Code of Conduct?
Governance and Regulation – Quarterly D-Brief: Issue 1
Welcome to the first edition of our new quarterly D-Brief, focussing on governance and regulatory issues pertinent to registered providers of social housing (RPs)!
The Right to Regenerate (potentially)
The intention of providing the public with greater control and the ability to call for land to be brought forward for regeneration is a positive step. We recommend organisations consider the questions proposed by the consultation and engage if appropriate to ensure that a balanced approach is considered.
“Am I bovvered?” … if councils manage RPs’ stock
Apparently it’s too much bother for Esther McVey to tell Parliament what she thinks about councils managing the housing stock of Registered Providers (RPs). It is, nevertheless, a live debate.