The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been monitoring legislative changes to the housing associations sector in Scotland. Although ONS would not reassess the classification of the housing associations sector until the proposed legislation has passed through the Scottish Parliament, ONS will undertake a further review of the sector if and when this happens. Any review would take place in the context of international rules laid out in the European System of Accounts 2010 and the accompanying Manual on Government Deficit and Debt 2016.
Statement on classification of Scottish housing associations
Released on 5 September 2017