Detail of outcome
The Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to establish the Regulator of Social Housing as a stand-alone body was laid before Parliament on 28 February 2018. The Order is subject to the approval of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Alongside the Order an Explanatory Document was published setting out the rationale for the LRO and an analysis and response to the consultation. See the LRO and Explanatory Document.
The Tailored Review of the Homes and Communities Agency recommends the separation of the social housing regulator into a new standalone non-departmental public body, to address the potential conflict of interest that arises from the Agency’s current configuration.
The aim of this consultation is to set out the proposed legislative changes to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 to implement the separation of the social housing regulator to reflect the principles of better regulation, especially transparency and accountability. This measure will not change how registered providers are regulated; the regulatory framework and regulatory powers will not alter as a result of the Review.
Views are invited on all aspects of the consultation paper, with a specific focus on eligibility against criteria for using a Legislative Reform Order.
Those wishing to respond to the consultation have until 27 January 2017 to complete the survey.