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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

The Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018 (the Act) amends existing legislation, particularly the Housing Act 1996, to remove the elements of central and local government control which led to the decision by the Office for National Statistics to classify registered social landlords as Public Non-financial Corporations. This allows for the reclassification back to Private Non-financial Corporations.

The Explanatory Notes to the Act provide detailed commentary on the various provisions. 

Coming into force:

Sections 19 and 20 came into force on 14 June 2018, which was the day after the Act received Royal Assent. Section 19(2) of the Act provides that the other provisions of the Act come into force when one or more orders are made by the Welsh Ministers. The following order brought the remaining provisions into force:
The Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018 (Commencement and Transitional Provision) Order 2018

Subordinate legislation made under the Act:

TitleCitation numberMade dateComing into force dateSupporting documents
The Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 20182018 No. 870 (W. 171)18 July 201815 August 2018Explanatory Memorandum

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd:

The Bill was introduced by Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children (at that time) on 16 October 2017 and subsequently Rebecca Evans AM, (the then) Minister for Housing and Regeneration, became the Member in charge of the Bill from 9 November 2017. The Bill was passed by Senedd Cymru (the then National Assembly for Wales) on 8 May 2018.

More information about the Bill is available on the Senedd’s website, including a record of the passage of the Bill through the Senedd and the Explanatory Memorandum that was prepared by the Welsh Government (as revised after Stage 2).

The Act received Royal Assent on 13 June 2018.

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02 August 2023