Guidance

Homes and Communities Agency as a Prescribed Person for the Regulator of Social Housing

Homes and Communities Agency is the Prescribed Person for the Regulator of Social Housing for last years reporting under The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 2014.

Background

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) was until 30 September 2018 responsible for the regulation of registered providers of social housing through its Regulation Committee. It is a prescribed person under the The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 2014, as amended, for the purpose of receiving “workers’ disclosures” (sometimes referred to as whistleblowing) in connection with the conduct of the business of registered providers of social housing.

All prescribed persons must, under the Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017, make an annual report on the workers’ disclosures it has received.

Workers’ disclosures

Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, the following workers’ disclosures were received by the Homes and Communities Agency in its capacity as the Regulator of social housing, about the conduct of the business of registered providers of social housing in England. The action taken is also set out.

Number of workers’ disclosures received Number of workers’ disclosures subject to initial review Number of workers’ disclosures referred for more detailed consideration Number of workers’ disclosures taken to further investigation Number of workers’ disclosures resulting in or contributing to regulatory action being taken
6 6 6 5 2

Impact of workers’ disclosures

There was no impact from the above disclosures on the Homes and Communities Agency’s ability during the reporting period to perform its functions as the regulator of social housing or its ability to meet its objectives.

Published 11 January 2019