Publication of National Scrutiny Plan


03 October 2019

Earlier this week Audit Scotland published the National Scrutiny Plan.

The national scrutiny plan summarises all planned and announced strategic scrutiny activity in each of Scotland's 32 councils and is updated every six months to ensure it is up-to-date and comprehensive.

This year the Scottish Housing Regulator is engaging with 26 councils, with a focus on Gypsy/Traveller site standards, services for people who are homeless and service quality.

Ian Brennan, Director of Regulation said:

“The National Scrutiny Plan sets out the range of work that will be carried out by scrutiny bodies. We are committed to safeguarding the interests of people who are homeless, or may become homeless, tenants and Gypsy/Travellers.

The Plan sets out the scrutiny activity that we will carry out in 2019/20 in a clear and accessible way.”


Notes to editors

  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and eight Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.