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ARCH annual report


The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


Download it here.

What's in it for you?




  • Free access to all ARCH policy briefings and updates, produced by our Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton.
  • Free policy and good practice information via our Policy Adviser, as well as the resources of HouseMark.
  • Free access to any dedicated research commissioned by ARCH that is purely for, and on behalf of, councils with housing.
  • The opportunity to influence ARCH policy on how we respond to the government's agenda.




  • Discounts on consultancy support from HouseMark consultancy team.
  • Performance improvement analysis and good practice via HouseMark.
  • £1,000 discount from HouseMark towards your ARCH membership fee in the first year, if you join HouseMark and ARCH, plus a further 15% discount on HouseMark membership if you sign up to a three year membership agreement. 
  • A quarterly member newsletter - electronic and hard copy.
  • Free access to the member-only area of our modernised website.
  • Free access to ARCH Exchange, enabling senior housing staff to share knowledge and seek advice from colleagues in other member councils.




  • Annual AGM for all ARCH members featuring a discussion on a critical topic.
  • Invitation to the Stock Retained Councils' Chief Officer annual conference on 22 & 23 November. New members will get a free place and ARCH members will get their 2nd place funded by ARCH (buy one get one free).
  • Free attendance to at least three seminars per year - topical speakers and networking opportunities.
  • Free access to the Stock Retained Councils performance improvement club three times a year.
  • Free support for tenants via the ARCH Tenants' Group (supported by HouseMark)
  • Free attendance for your tenants (up to five per council) to the annual ARCH Tenants' Conference