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Claer Lloyd-Jones to leave TSA ahead of HCA takeover

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Published by Julien Tremblin for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government

Claer Lloyd-Jones to leave TSA ahead of HCA take over Claer Lloyd-Jones to leave TSA ahead of HCA take over

Claer Lloyd-Jones will be leaving the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) on 31 March 2012 when it folds into the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

She has led the Social Housing Regulator since November 2010. A new HCA regulatory committee, recently appointed by Secretary of State for communities and local government Eric Pickles, will assume full powers and responsibilities from 1 April 2012.

Claer has led the organisation through a period of significant change, the TSA says. It has adapted its structures and working practices to deliver a "more focused and effective approach to economic regulation and greater value for money in its operations".

The TSA said Claer has ensured that the Regulator has retained the confidence of lenders and the social housing sector, whilst safeguarding resources and assets for the taxpayer. She has worked closely and effectively with the TSA Board, its executive and staff, and a range of other key stakeholders.

Claer Lloyd-Jones said: “I am proud to have led the TSA to deliver the revised focus on economic regulation to meet the requirements of the Localism Act.  I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work, commitment and camaraderie of the staff and Board to whom I offer my thanks in achieving this.

“The TSA has been an exemplar of openness and transparency in its activities.  We have delivered a high-quality regulatory product which has the support of the housing sector, its lenders and other key players.  And, I have an important job to do over the next few weeks as we hand over to the Regulation Committee and leave an important legacy for the future.”

Anthony Mayer, Chairman of the Tenant Services Authority, said: “Since her appointment at the end of 2010 Claer Lloyd-Jones has done an outstanding job leading the Tenant Services Authority both in ensuring an orderly handover of its functions into the Homes and Communities Agency and presiding over a new approach to social housing regulation in this country. 

“She will be leaving a confident and robust social housing regulator well equipped to deal with the challenges ahead.  Claer will now be pursuing other options.  I am personally most grateful for all her efforts and wish her all good fortune for the future.”

Last October,housing minister Grant Shapps said: "The Tenant Services Authority was set up to oversee the financial viability of social housing and to protect tenants. The Coalition Government is deeply committed to both of these important roles. But in practice the TSA made little difference on the ground with far too many tenants still frustrated by their lack of real power to drive up standards."

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