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"The Boards of Genesis and Thames Valley Housing have mutually agreed that we will not be going ahead with our planned merger, due to differences in style and approach. These have become more apparent as the merger progressed. We entered into this merger process in a positive spirit – and that is one that has continued throughout, despite this disappointing outcome.”

Joint Statement from the Boards of Genesis and Thames Valley Housing, 23rd August 2016



"Too many people are having to live in overcrowded or even unsafe conditions. Too many people don't have a permanent place to call home. Too many people are having to pay too much of their monthly earnings on their housing costs. And - as the Prime Minister said in her moving speech outside Downing Street on Wednesday night - too many people who want the independence of owning their own home currently can't afford to do so."

Gavin Barwell, minister of housing Blog, 17th July 2016



"I don’t set targets, I never set a target."

Brandon Lewis, speech to the CIH Conference, 29th June 2016


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Three major merger plans founder

Sanctuary / Housing 21, L&Q / Hyde and Genesis / Thames Valley mergers all called off

After a strong steer from the government in favour of housing association mergers as a route to improved efficiency, the sector is at risk of damaging its reputation with politicians once again after three high-profile mergers were abandoned. For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.


2016 Members Conference

Our eleventh Members' Conference took place on 25th February at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.




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