Mutuals: the possible impact of European competition rules on ‘Almos’ in the housing sector

Some questions have been raised over how European competition rules will apply to mutuals.

This blog post discusses the potential impact on arms length management  organisations (Almos) in the social housing sector, what their future options might be, and the effect on mutuals of the Teckal Test, which tests whether contracts and the contractor are under the public authority’s direct control. The piece suggests that because mutuals are owned by their workforce, they don’t meet the test.

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