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Social Housing monthly update - October 2016

This new TLT publication aims to provide you with an overview of some of the legislative and case law developments, in addition to statutory guidance issues, affecting Social Housing.

Featured this month:


  • Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill 2016-17
  • Charity law: technical issues in charity law – supplement


  • House of Commons Library publishes Brexit briefing paper 

Corporate Law and Governance

  • Corporate Governance inquiry launched
  • Consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive
  • Government announces consultation on caste discrimination 
  • Pay protection can be a reasonable adjustment
  • Changes to taxation of termination payments from April 2018


  • Planning for the future – energy efficiency
  • EPC Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2016 make minor amendments


  • Associations in rest of UK reclassified as public bodies
  • New International Property Measurement Standards for residential buildings published
  • Social housing providers must manage new property development risks
  • Housing association reforms needed to promote development
  • London Living Rent
  • A new settlement between Government and independent Housing Associations
  • Guidance: Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016 to 2021 contract for RP consortium
  • New funding model for supported accommodation 
  • Whether user covenant prohibiting use other than as private residence breached by short-term lettings
  • Homes & Communities Agency DPP3 Consultation
  • Right to Buy suspended in Anglesey
  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (Commencement No.3) Regulations 2016 SI 2016/910
  • Government response to consultation on Neighbourhood Planning (DCLG | 2 September 2016)

Planning and environment

  • New environmental offences published by National Assembly for Wales
  • Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/873)
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill 2016-17
  • Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/871)
  • Consultation on regulations to implement the neighbourhood planning provisions in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Real estate

  • Rentcharges (Redemption Price) (England) Regulations 2016


  • Finance Bill 2016
  • Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill
  • Apprenticeship levy: consultation on draft regulations for calculation and payment

This publication is intended for general guidance and represents our understanding of the relevant law and practice as at October 2016. Specific advice should be sought for specific cases. For more information see our terms & conditions.


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