Magazine article Public Finance

Tenants Authority 'Acting beyond Its Remit'

Magazine article Public Finance

Tenants Authority 'Acting beyond Its Remit'

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Social landlords have accused their new regulator of going beyond its remit by looking too closely into how they achieve value for money.

Both councils and housing associations are concerned about a value-for-money standard that is set to form part of the new regulatory framework for landlords and other housing providers.

The proposed framework, published last week by the Tenant Services Authority, suggested landlords should provide 'cost-effective, efficient, quality services and homes' and show tenants how they prioritise spending. It would also require them to demonstrate they carried out value-for-money tests.

John Bryant, policy leader at the National Housing Federation, said landlords should decide how they achieve outcomes set by the TSA. 'We don't want the regulator to be involved in process,' he added. 'Value for money is really important but it's not something that the regulator can usefully contribute to. …

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