Housing Companies: Reorganisation

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox Conservative, Torridge and West Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of amalgamating the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships; and how much and what proportion of these costs she expects to be expended on (a) consultancy, (b) IT and temporary staff costs, (c) communications work, (d) redundancy and (e) re-hire payments.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The costs of the Homes and Communities Agency are set out in the Housing and Regeneration Bill—Impact Assessment. This states that the one-off cost of setting up the Homes and Communities Agency will be £20 million over three years.

It is not possible at this time to provide a reliable estimate of the proportions of the expected cost that will be devoted to the categories identified.

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