Consultation outcome

Directions to the social housing regulator

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Directions to the social housing regulator consultation: summary of responses

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Directions to the social housing regulator consultation: detailed responses, volume 1

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Directions to the social housing regulator consultation: detailed responses, volume 2

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Directions to the social housing regulator consultation: detailed responses, volume 3

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Final direction to the social housing regulator

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Detail of outcome

This is the government’s response to the consultation on the directions proposed to be given by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the social housing regulator under section 197 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

These directions are needed in order to implement important elements of the Government’s planned reforms to social housing. The final directions to the Regulator are on tenure, mutual exchange, tenant involvement and empowerment, rents and quality of accommodation. These directions replace those issued to the Regulator previously.

A complete set of detailed responses are also available to download below.

The final direction to the Social Housing Regulator has been published and is also available to download.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 7 July 2011 12:00am to
29 September 2011 11:45pm

Summary

Consultation about giving social landlords greater flexibility over the types of tenancies they offer and enhancing tenant involvement.

Documents

Implementing social housing reform: directions to the social housing regulator - consultation

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Tenant cashback scheme: impact assessment

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Amendment to proposed direction to the social housing regulator on tenure: letter from Housing Minister Grant Shapps

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Consultation description

A consultation on draft directions to the social housing regulator, which will help implement key elements of the government’s package of reforms to social housing. These reforms include giving social landlords greater flexibility over the types of tenancies they may offer, introducing a nationwide social home swap programme, and enhancing tenant involvement and empowerment.

This consultation was updated on 28 July 2011 to include a revised draft tenure direction. Please see the letter from Housing Minister Grant Shapps for details.