Search Legislation

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 122 - Payments to members etc.

283.This section derives from paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1996 Act.

284.Subsection (1) restricts the making of gifts and the payment of dividends and bonuses by a non-profit registered provider to –

  • a member or former member of the registered provider,

  • a member of the family of a member or former member,

  • a company which has as a director such a person.

285.Subsection (2) states that gifts may only be made, or dividends of bonuses paid if they fall within the three classes defined in subsections (3) to (5).

286.Subsections (3) to (5) broadly replicate the effects of paragraphs 1(2)(a) to (c) of the Part mentioned above.

287.Subsection (6) states that if a registered company or industrial and provident society contravenes this section –

  • it may recover the wrongful gift or payment as a debt from the recipient; and

  • the regulator may require it to take action to recover the gift or payment.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources

Impact Assessments

Impact Assessments generally accompany all UK Government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector, civil society organisations and public services. They apply regardless of whether the regulation originates from a domestic or international source and can accompany primary (Acts etc) and secondary legislation (SIs). An Impact Assessment allows those with an interest in the policy area to understand:

  • Why the government is proposing to intervene;
  • The main options the government is considering, and which one is preferred;
  • How and to what extent new policies may impact on them; and,
  • The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures.