The Regulatory_Framework_2012 for social housing in England comes into effect from the 1st April 2012. The document incorporates the changes brought in by the Localism Act 2011 and amendments made to the Housing and regeneration Act 2008. The document is clear about the distinct roles the regulator has in relation to economic regulation and consumer regulation.
The document also underpins the regulatory approach to co-regulation for Registered providers, stating the standards they must meet. It states who is responsible for meeting the standards including transparency and accountablitly for the organisation's delivery of its social housing.