On 16 December 2014 the Committee held a pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred canditate for the post of Housing Ombudsman, Denise Fowler. On the basis of the evidence provided at this hearing, the Committee concluded that she is a very suitable candidate for the post. In the Commitee view, however, to be independent of central government she cannot remain a civil servant and she should resign form the Civil Service before taking up the post. The Housing Ombudsman administers the Housing Ombudsman Scheme. The purpose of the Scheme is for tenants and other individuals to have complaints about members investigated by a Housing Ombudsman. The Scheme states that the role of the Ombudsman is to resolve disputes involving members of the Scheme, including making awards of compensation or other remedies when appropriate, as well as to support effective landlord-tenent dispute resolution by others.At 31 March 2014, 2, 473 landlords were in membership, representing 4, 560, 577 housing units (compared to 2, 900, 900 in ... 5 Appendix 2 and The Housing Ombudsman Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-14, HC (2014a15) 672, p2 6 Framework document ... A corporation sole can only be created by statute, Technical Manual published on Business, Innovation and Skills website, para 75.3, anbsp;...
|Title||:||HC 877 - Pre-appointment Hearing with the Government's Preferred Candidate for the Post of Houing Ombudsman|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Communities and Local Government Committee, Clive Betts|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2014-12-18|