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Government to look at single housing ombudsman


Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the government’s intention to consult in the New Year on bold options to improve consumer redress across the housing sector including the possibility of a single housing ombudsman for home owners, home buyers, tenants and landlords.

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ARCH welcomes 3rd new member in matter of weeks

We are pleased to announce that following the recent decisions of Waltham Forest Council and Ashfield District Council to join ARCH, Oldham Council become the third new member to join the Association within the last few weeks.

More news from the ARCH Tenant Group

The ARCH Tenant Group welcome Gez Kinsella as the new Tenant Group Facilitator.

ARCH Tenant Group representatives hit the headlines

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Building Bridges

A close relationship between local authorities and housing associations will be crucial to meet housing need, according to a new best practice research guide by ARCH, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and housing association VIVID.

Planning Delivery Fund open for bids

Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma has announced that the Planning Delivery Fund is now open for bids to support ambitious local authorities and third sector organisations in areas of high housing need to plan for new homes and infrastructure.

Welsh Assembly pass Bill to abolish RTB

The Welsh Assembly have approved a bill to abolish the Right to Buy in Wales.

Government set up Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel

The government have set up a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel that will help develop a national strategy as part of the government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it altogether by 2027.

Chancellor Announces £15.3 million financial support for housing

The Chancellors Autumn Budget announced on 22 November included a package of new measures aimed at raising housing supply to 300,000 homes per year by the end of this Parliament through a range of measures.

CIH launch “Rethinking social housing”

CIH have launched a major new project to help shape the future of social housing.

Right to Buy sales up 10%

Latest figures from DCLG show that local authority Right to Buy sales in 2016-17 were 13,416 - up 10% on the previous year.

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