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ARCH Annual Report 2012-13

ARCH's latest annual report, covering the first full year of self-financing, which saw ARCH grow its membership to 65 councils and introduce significant improvements in its service.

Innovation and Ambition: the impact of self-financing on council housing

Findings from a survey of stock-owning councils commissioned by ARCH, with the support of the Councils with ALMOs Group, HouseMark, the Local Government Association and the National Federation of ALMOs. The survey was designed to assess the impact of self-financing, introduced from April 2012, which allowed councils to retain rent income in full and develop long term plans for their housing.

Let's get building

The case for local authority investment in rented homes to help drive economic growth, published by the National Federation of ALMOs jointly with ARCH, Chartered Institute of Housing, Local Government Association and in partnership with the Councils with ALMOs Group.

ARCH Annual Report: 2011-12

ARCH's sixth annual report reviews a historic and momentous year that saw the introduction of self-financing and the professionalisation of ARCH, which became a company in April 2012 and appointed its first ever dedicated staff resource, Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton.

ARCH Annual Report: 2010-11

ARCH's fifth annual report reviews the organisation's achievements and looks ahead to future challenges.

Home truths: Tenants' tales of council housing
Nicola Carroll - 19/05/2011

Report challenging the negative media stereotypes of council tenants, featuring interviews with tenants about their experiences of council housing.

Firm Foundations: The holistic benefits of house-building by stock retained councils
APSE - 05/05/2011

Report showcasing the achievements of local authorities in building new homes and putting the business case for further investment.

ARCH Annual Report: 2009-10

Sets out ARCH's key activities, achievements and partnerships during the year and its aspirations for the future.

Under One Roof: the holistic benefits of stock retained council housing
APSE - 25/03/2010

Research report examining the way in which direct control of housing stock can help fulfil wider economic, social and environmental goals and enable local services to be delivered in a more joined-up way.

A New Generation of Council Housing
APSE - 23/10/2009

ARCH member authorities feature in this research report by APSE for UNISON. The report is an analysis of need, opportunity, vision and skills.

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