The Regulator of Social Housing regulates registered providers of social housing to promote a viable, efficient and well- governed social housing sector able to deliver and maintain homes of appropriate quality that meet a range of needs. 

The regulation function has been the responsibility of different organisations over its 50 year history. However, in 2018 we became a standalone organisation, aligned to the Civil Service as a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities. 

Our current role is primarily focussed on the economic regulation of organisations that are a mix of charities, not-for-profit companies and a small but growing number of for-profit businesses. However, we are also responsible for setting standards on the quality of homes and services that all social housing tenants can expect, including tenants of private organisations and local authorities. Although this forms a small, but important, part of our work right now, we anticipate it become a bigger part of what we do following the publishing of the government’s social housing White Paper, and introduction of the Social Housing Regulation Bill into Parliament. 

Bernadette Conroy Chair

Fiona MacGregor Chief Executive

Why the Regulator of Social Housing is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

The regulator has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Through the programme we look forward to providing an opportunity to share our important work with the social housing sector to give an Apprentice experience of an organisation with a real influence on an important sector during a period of organisational change driven by the Social Housing Regulation Bill. That experience should be valuable through their future career as a Board member, and their participation in our Board will add to the breadth of discussion. 

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Meetings are usually held in person at 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF, but could occasionally be at our offices in Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board meeting 10 times a year (except in August and December) 1000 – 1500.

Audit and Risk Assurance meet quarterly – January, April, June, October 1100 – 1300
Nominations & Governance Committee – as required (minimum twice a year) 1000 – 1200

Date of Board Meetings (January 2023 – December 2023)

24 Jan 23, 21 Feb 23, 28 Mar 23, 25 Apr 23, 23 May 23, 27 Jun 23, 25 Jul 23, 26 Sep 23, 17 Oct 23, 28 Nov 23.

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2023 – December 2023)


23 Jan 23, 24 Apr 23, 26 Jun 23, 16 Oct 23.