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CIH Chartered Institute of Housing responds to provisional reclassification of social housing providers


Responding to the Office for National Statistics’ announcement that private registered providers of social housing (including registered housing associations) in England will be provisionally reclassified as private non-financial corporations, Chartered Institute of Housing deputy chief executive Gavin Smart said: "Although we have been expecting this decision for some time, it is welcome news.

"It’s important that housing associations retain their independent status, not least because it means they can secure significant amounts of private finance to bolster public investment in housing. We hope this provisional decision is confirmed once the relevant legislation is passed by Parliament and for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to see the same outcome."

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