Charging fees for social housing regulation - Federation response

The Federation has responded to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)‘s discussion paper concerning the possible introduction of regulatory fees.

27 March 2014

The Federation has responded to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)’s discussion paper concerning the possible introduction of regulatory fees. We regard a fee-based regime as inappropriate to a non-profit sector (although we accept the case for fees for for-profit providers). We also express concern that any fee income will simply be netted off the HCA’s grant-in-aid from the Treasury – if so, fees will not increase the regulator’s resources.

Download our response here.