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Arm’s Length Management Organisation

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many local authorities have (a) completed and (b) are planning to complete a large scale voluntary transfer; and how many have (i) set up and (ii) are planning to set up an arm’s length management organisation; (142350)

(2) how many local authorities which have not yet carried out a large scale voluntary transfer or set up an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) have chosen as their current preferred option for housing (a) retention, (b) transfer, (c) an ALMO, (d) a private finance initiative and (e) a mix of those options; and how many have no option formally signed off.

The 354 district level and unitary authorities have undertaken or are undertaking the following:

Delivery route fully established (LSVT complete; ALMO with funding; PFI contract signed)

Delivery route in development

Large Scale Voluntary Transfer



Arms Length Management Organisation








1 Only one authority has not yet had an Options Appraisal signed off.

2 Includes one or more of the delivery routes some of which include HRA-PFI, only considered fully established when all delivery routes are funded).

Of the 20 local authorities undertaking a mixed model approach which covers two or more of the options; five have completed an LSVT and 10 are pursuing this option, 12 have established an ALMO and three are developing one and four are continuing to manage some part of their stock directly.

There are 14 local authorities with HRA PFI schemes, several have more than one scheme at different stages of development; there are 12 signed HRA PFI contracts in 10 local authorities and a further 10 proposals in nine local authorities.