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Housing Companies: Reorganisation

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether directors of the Homes and Communities Agency who are also employed by (a) the Housing Corporation and (b) English Partnership will receive remuneration for both roles until the formal amalgamation of the organisations has been completed. (228507)

Directors of the Homes and Communities Agency who are currently employed by either the Housing Corporation or English Partnership will only receive remuneration for their substantive position. When they take up their posting in the HCA, once vesting has occurred, they will be remunerated by that organisation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are employed by (a) the Housing Corporation and (b) English Partnerships; and how many of these staff she expects to be retained by the Homes and Communities Agency. (228517)

At 1 October, English Partnerships had an establishment of 610 full-time equivalents (FTEs), with 501 staff in post (FTEs). At 1 October, Housing Corporation had an establishment of 556.6 FTEs, with 497 staff in post (FTEs). At Vesting day, the Homes and Communities Agency will inherit 276 staff from the Housing Corporation and the Tenant Services Authority will inherit 250 staff.

In addition to the aforementioned numbers, the Homes and Communities Agency will have 58 posts from CLG and 30 posts from the Academy of Sustainable Communities.

A very small number of staff have decided not to transfer to either the HCA or TSA, and will therefore leave either English Partnerships or the Housing Corporation before the new agencies are created.