Catherine SimpsonSenior associate
Senior associate in the governance, funding and corporate team
I am a senior associate in the governance and commercial department. I specialise in advising Registered Providers (RPs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) on governance, corporate and regulatory matters, in the differing English and Welsh contexts.
I advise RP and RSL boards (and their executive teams) on a range of corporate, constitutional and governance matters. These include, but are not limited to, group structures, rule amendments, mergers, group rationalisations, conversions, incorporating (and winding up) organisations, advising on compliance with constitutional and statutory obligations, vires, charity, and regulatory requirements (including interaction with the regulators in England and Wales).
The 2022 Code replaces the NHF Code of Conduct 2012 (the 2012 Code) and sets out the baseline standards that the NHF expects of its member registered providers (RPs).
AGM season will soon be upon us. One of the many challenges social distancing measures has presented is how to hold AGMs and other General Meetings.
In this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
The Regulator of Social Housing last week published a new version of ‘Regulating the Standards’, to reflect their revised approach to planned engagement with Registered Providers.