NIFHA has welcomed DSD proposals to allow housing associations the flexibility to pay their board members, should they consider it appropriate.
We favour this flexibility being introduced to help:
- Increase the number and quality of applicants for board positions;
- Ensure that boards have all requisite skills; and
- Further formalise and professionalise the relationship between board members and housing associations.
It is hoped that these changes will be agreed and introduced for the start of the new business year in March 2015.
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