The New Code on Mergers was developed by the National Housing Federation and published in December 2015. While this covers England, the code will be of interest to housing associations in Scotland and Wales as it suggests best practice in decision making in the eary stages of considering an approach by another organisation.
Mergers have always been a hot topic but more so recently. But just how important is the size of the housing association? Is a merger inevitable in today’s climate? What are the upsides and downsides of mergers? What other options can be explored? We will cover these pressing issues throughout January. Next Friday the discussion will focus on what the code says, why it was developed and what practices it is intended to influence for the best.