Julie James, Minister for Climate Change
The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024 (“the Regulations”) were laid before the UK Parliament on 18 January 2024.
The regulations make amendments that are consequential on the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 and make miscellaneous amendments to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 in relation to the regulation of social housing in England. The purpose of the Regulations is to give effect to the revisions to the regulatory regime for social housing in England which is set out in the 2023 Act.
I have laid a Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum in respect of these regulations, given housing is within the legislative competence of the Senedd. I have laid the memorandum in accordance with the requirement under Standing Order 30A. I consider the Regulations to be a relevant statutory instrument because they make provisions in relation to Wales amending primary legislation within the legislative competence of the Senedd, which is not an incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory, supplementary or savings provision relating to matters that are not within the legislative competence of the Senedd.