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Issue 83: 11 May 2018

Issue 83 covers a UK Government review into carbon monoxide alarms, and we discuss findings which show that nearly two thirds of councils have a 'severe' need for affordable housing. In addition, MHCLG officials have indicated that the prospectus for applications for additional HRA borrowing headroom is expected “soon”.


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Report challenges adequacy of large scale fire safety tests

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Labour Party publish results of their Affordable Housing Review & Green Paper

Following the announcement by the Government of the intention to publish a Social Housing Green Paper, the opposition Labour Party have published a review of its policy on social housing.

Government launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

A government review into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England has been announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab.

New Secretary of State writes to Grenfell residents

Following the appointment of Sajid Javid as Home Secretary the new Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire, has written to Grenfell residents to reassure them of his support.

Need for affordable homes is severe in two thirds of councils

Almost two thirds of councils describe their need for affordable housing as 'severe' amid rise in homelessness, according to a new report by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the As

ARCH Tenants Conference 2018

Our 2018 Tenants’ Conference (further details soon) will again include the ARCH Community Champion A

HouseMark Housing Directors Forum

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