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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Schedule 1 – The Homes and Communities Agency

911.Schedule 1 sets out the constitution of the HCA, and includes provisions about its status, membership, procedure, delegation, appointment of its chief executive and other employees, pay and pensions, accounts and annual reports. The consent of the Secretary of State is required for certain key decisions of the HCA in relation to appointments and finances.

912.The Board of the HCA is to consist of not less than six members appointed by the Secretary of State. Paragraph 2 of the Schedule details the arrangements for the terms of appointment of members and includes provision about vacation of office.

913.Paragraph 3 makes provision about members’ remuneration, allowances and pensions.

914.Paragraph 4 details arrangements for the appointment, terms and conditions, pay and pensions of the HCA’s chief executive and staff. The Secretary of State must approve these arrangements.

915.Paragraph 5 enables the Secretary of State to fund the HCA by way of grant. Such payments may be made on such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

916.Paragraphs 6 to 10 detail how the HCA is to organise its committees, including arrangements for members to declare interests, and for the delegation of functions by the HCA and by its committees.

917.Paragraphs 11 to 16 detail arrangements for the HCA’s financial reporting of its accounts, and other administrative matters.

918.Paragraph 17 enables the Secretary of State instead of the HCA to appoint the first chief executive and to determine the terms and conditions of his service.

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