AgeUK echoes Carlex in demanding retirement housing reform

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The Carlex agenda for reform of retirement housing has been given a ringing endorsement by a report published today by AgeUK. The report, Housing in Later Life, arrives just as the Competition and Markets Authority appears to be manoeuvring to downplay concerns in retirement in its leasehold sector inquiry.

Ripped-off pensioners, betrayed Carlex whistleblowers, four-year tokenistic OFT inquiry, cost: £500,000, craven trade bodies, Cirrus unpunished, stooges go into ‘liquidation’ … one minnow fined £1,777

– 2005 to 2009 Peverel cheats pensioners at 65 site by installing Cirrus equipment through bogus tendering – Carlex alerts police, SFO and OFT, and The Times publishes article on December 4 2009 – But Office of Fair Trading gives Peverel “leniency” for turning itself in at some point in December 2009 – OFT starts […]

ARMA and the myth of self regulation

“Success in a Consumer Focused Future” is the misleading title of today’s ARMA trade body conference exclusively for those working in the industry. Members have just watched a role out of the framework for it’s ARMA-Q project aimed to help continue “raising professional standards in the industry”. ARMA CEO Michelle Banks, who was appointed at […]