12 July 2011 | By Rhiannon Bury @ Inside Housing
Arm’s-length management organisations could become fully independent under government plans to give more choice to tenants.
It said that ministers will explore ‘whether semi-autonomous public sector bodies should now be made fully autonomous, for example, by moving arm’s-length management organisations in social housing into the housing association sector.’ more
- Last week, (See above) the Government published a White Paper that outlines proposals potentially giving ALMO’s (HFI) the legal power to convert into Housing Associations.
- Should an ALMO (HFI) transform into a privatisation model, possibly a COCO, (Community Owned – Council Owned), or Housing Association, all leaseholders bills could immediately become liable to 20% VAT.
- If we act now, we may be able to prevent this backdoor privatisation of Islington’s housing stock.
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