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Housing Review Calls for Cut in RSLs' Red Tape

Magazine article Public Finance

Housing Review Calls for Cut in RSLs' Red Tape

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The Housing Corporation and other regulators should reduce pressure on social landlords by synchronising their work and sharing information, according to an independent review.

The review, set up by the corporation last year and chaired by Sir Les Elton, calls for a cut in the red tape facing housing associations and for the corporation to adopt a one-in, one-out' approach to new regulatory requirements.

Inspections by the Audit Commission should be less frequent and should focus on services identified as priorities by residents. They must also take into account the breadth of an individual associations business, says the report, published on April 11.

The Elton inquiry follows an end-to-end review of the Housing Corporation two years ago by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and a separate inquiry by the House of Commons' ODPM select committee.

The latest review, which focused solely on regulation, included representatives from the Audit Commission, the National Housing Federation, the Better Regulation Commission and the Council of Mortgage Lenders. …

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