Impact assessment

Regulator of Social Housing: business impact target

Report on the cost to businesses of changes to our regulatory policies and practices.


RSH summary of non-qualifying regulatory provisions: 9 June 2017 to 20 June 2018

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The business impact target is about reducing regulatory burden on business as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. It places a duty on RSH to assess the economic impact of any new regulatory provisions or changes and to report on the associated cost to business.

The BIT assessment reports includes:

  • a list of all qualifying regulatory provisions – changes to regulatory policies or practices described in a written ministerial statement. These are submitted to the Regulatory Policy Committee for validation.

  • a summary statement of non-qualifying regulatory provisions – excluded from the BIT. These are submitted to the RPC for certification.

The regulator also has a duty to exercise its functions in a way that minimises interference and, so far as is possible, is proportionate, consistent, transparent and accountable. In addition, it has a duty – the ‘growth duty’ – to have regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth. See Regulating the Standards to find out more about our regulatory approach.

Published 3 July 2018