SFHA publishes COVID-19 briefing note on housing association finance



The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published its tenth COVID-19 briefing note which focuses on housing association finance.

The series of briefing notes have been produced to help housing associations and co-operatives through the current pandemic.

The finance briefing covers the following topics: 

  • Asks of lenders
  • Concerns raised with Scottish Government
  • Submission date changes and flexibilities requested of Scottish Housing Regulator
  • SHR guidance for boards on AGMs, audited accounts etc.
  • New SHR monthly return
  • SFHA data collection
  • Assumptions for scenario planning
  • Government support available to housing associations
  • Furloughing
  • Changes to off-payroll working rules – IR35
  • SFHA rents position

The SFHA team will update the briefings as circumstances change and more information becomes available. To have a new briefing or issue feedback on the published briefings, contact Lorna Wilson, head (interim) of membership, policy and innovation, at lwilson@sfha.co.uk.

Download the briefing note here.

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