National Tenant Voice Project Group Digest of 15th meeting held on Tuesday 2nd June 2009 at the Abbey Community Centre Accountability Committee Reported that the Accountability Committee's current timetable is for recruitment to the National Tenant Council to be completed in October. Profile of National Tenant Council The project group agreed what the mix of tenants on the National Tenant Council would be if it represented the profile of social housing tenants with regard to: RSL/Council tenants, gender, leaseholders / shared owners, ethnicity, age, disabled tenants, regions, those in work / not in work, sexuality, house type (flat or house), type of HA (group, transfer, community-based), sheltered housing, ALMOs, shared ownership. Eligibility for National tenant Council The project group agreed who would and would not be eligible for the National Tenant Council. Broadly, social housing tenants living in England will be eligible except those with possession orders or anti-social behaviour orders against them. We clarified that freeholders paying a service will not be eligible. Terms of office We agreed that Board and NTC members would stand for up to 6 years, with one third standing down every 2 years. Expenses policy We agreed a summary of an expenses policy for NTC and Board members. NTV and TSA The chair of the project group reported back on a TSA stakeholder event, and project group members reported back from one of the regular NTV/TSA meetings. Man issues discussed were the next phase of the national conversation, and the position of leaseholders. Road-shows and other events The road-shows are now happening, and reports from the early ones were very positive. Many landlords and tenants groups are requesting speakers at tenants' events. Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill The Bill, which contains two clauses relating to the NTV, has now completed its 2nd reason in the House of Commons.