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Sheffield City Council doubles its building plans

Sheffield City Council’s plans to deliver a new generation of council housing featured in the housing press.

Councils budget for 21% increase in spending on housing

Latest figures from the Government show English councils are predicting an increase in capital spending on housing from £5.9bn to £7.1bn – a rise of 21% over the provisional outturn for last year.

Abolition of the HRA debt cap

ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby writes on the abolition of the HRA debt cap for Room 151 – the online news and resource service for local authority Section 151 and other senior finance officers.

Right to Buy proposals don’t go far enough says sector

The ARCH response to the government’s recent consultation paper on the use of RTB receipts is quoted in an Inside Housing article.

High Value Asset Levy

ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby is quoted in an Inside Housing article on the High Value Asset Levy and extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

Making the case for council housing
John Bibby - 15/09/2017

News of a comment piece for Inside Housing magazine by ARCH Chief Executive, John Bibby.

John Bibby defends council’s housebuilding record

ARCH Chief Executive, John Bibby, defends accusations around council's housebuilding records.

ARCH features in Inside Housing report

ARCH Chief Executive, John Bibby's comments featured alongside Natalie Elphicke of the Housing Finance Institute in an Inside Housing report on Labour's proposals for a council housebuilding programme.

John Bibby speaks at Social Housing Finance Conference

John Bibby, ARCH CEO, spoke at the Social Housing Finance Conference 2016 on the implications for local authorities of the extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants and the sale of high-value voids.

Inside Housing magazine report on the Levy

John Bibby, ARCH CEO and Nick Cross, ARCH Board member, comments feature in an Inside Housing article.

Inside Housing magazine report on mandatory rent reductions

John Bibby, ARCH CEO, is quoted in Inside Housing article reporting that councils have been forced to cut capital investment programmes.

ARCH mentioned in Inside Housing magazine

Arch CEO, John Bibby, is quoted in an Inside Housing story about the impact of The National Housing Federation's Right to Buy deal on the future relationships between councils and housing associations.

ARCH features in 24Housing Magazine

ARCH CEO, John Bibby's commentary on the proposed “voluntary deal” on Right to Buy being put forward by The National Housing Federation (NHF) features on 24dash.

ARCH/NFA call for urgent RTB talks

The call by ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) for urgent talks over the impact of the proposed voluntary Right to Buy deal attacts coverage in Inside Housing.

ARCH mentioned in Commons briefing note

A House of Commons Library note dated 11 February 2015 mentions ARCH in the context of local authorities with stock and the self-financing regime.

Joint manifesto attracts housing press coverage

Publication of the ARCH & NFA joint manifesto attracted attention in this week's housing press ...

ARCH and the NFA in Housing Excellence

The Housing Excellence website carries news of 'a joint manifesto and a political lobbying campaign' between the National Federation of ALMOs and ARCH.

Widing north-south divide: the impact of welfare reforms

Matthew Warburton was quoted in relation to a joint survey report about the impact of welfare reforms.

Matthew quoted in Inside Housing

Matthew Warburton was quoted in a recent Inside Housing article called Councils 'should form house building companies'

ARCH survey goes public thanks to 'Inside Housing'

ARCH has made the pages of 'Inside Housing' with an article (24 July) covering its forthcoming members' survey.

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