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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 255 – Amalgamation

762.Subsection (1) sets out the cases where this section applies, which are that the affairs of a registered provider which is an industrial and provident society have been mismanaged in relation to social housing, or the amalgamation of an industrial and provident society with another industrial and provident society would be likely to improve the management of its social housing.

763.Subsection (2) gives the regulator power to bring about the amalgamation of the society with another industrial and provident society, and Subsection (3) provides that the regulator can only do so with the consent of the Secretary of State.

764.Subsection (4) specifies that an instrument providing for an amalgamation has the same effect as a resolution by that society under section 50 of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. Subsections (5) to (7) require that a copy of the instrument be sent to and registered by the Financial Services Authority, at which point the instrument takes effect, and require that the copy is sent for registration within 14 days of the date of execution.

765.Subsection (8) provides that any body created by virtue of an amalgamation must be registered by the regulator and designated as a non-profit organisation, and must also be treated as one pending registration.

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