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Housing associations are absolutely, definitely private sector

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So I see that housing associations in Wales are strongly against even the mildest suggestion that they might be public sector -- their current argument is that they shouldn't be counted as public sector for statistics purposes.  I think this change by the Office of Statistics is just so that international comparisons can more readily be made -- social housing in other countries is counted as public sector.  And the housing concerned was, until relatively recently, in the public sector, before being handed over in some strange way.

But this is just about statistics...  Why should they care so strongly about it?

Perhaps it is a decent moneyspinner for those in charge -- a quick look shows the CEOs for the housing associations in Gwynedd and Ceredigion are £110k and £97k respectively.  Even the CEO of the industry body that represents the HOs (sounds like a made up thing) makes at least £90k.  I suppose this isn't a vast amount of money -- but it is an invented post, and surely all this could be run far more efficiently centrally (just MO)?

Or perhaps it is empire stuff -- out of thin-air an empire was created, for the CEO to keep safe from harm in the public sector.

Whatever -- it appears that it is vitally important that they're not considered anything at all to do with public sector.  



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