ALMOs body christened
The trade body representing arm's-length management organisations is to be known as the National Federation of ALMOs.
The new organisation will be officially launched at a conference on 27 March. One of its first tasks will be to take junior housing minister Tony McNulty up on his offer of a meeting to discuss issues for arm's-length organisations.
The federation is being supported by the Housing Quality Network, which will provide briefings, workshops and lobbying services on behalf of members.