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ARCH annual report


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


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Building a Safer Future: the ARCH response


ARCH has responded to the Government’s consultation paper “Building a safer future” on proposals for a new regulatory system for high rise buildings.

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Home Office relaunch County Lines awareness-raising programme

As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to tackle serious and violent crime, the Home Office is relaunching its County Lines awareness-raising campaign.

Latest news from the Housing Ombudsman

The Housing Ombudsman has published the latest copy of their newsletter including details of the announcement of a new Ombudsman, a new three-year plan and details of new videos and workshops on handling repairs complaints.

Minister visits Wandsworth Council to mark 100th anniversary of the dawn of social housing

New Housing Minister Esther McVey met housing estate residents in Battersea on 31 July during a visit to a new Wandsworth Council home building scheme that’s providing 57 new council homes for local people to rent.

Ministerial changes at MHCLG

Following the election of Boris Johnson as Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister there have been further changes at ministerial level at MHCLG with both James Brokenshire and Kit Malthouse leaving the department.

Councils asked to collect data on external wall systems

MHCLG have written to councils asking them to gather information on the external wall systems used on high rise residential buildings in their areas.

Brokenshire urges councils to increase council housebuilding

In a letter to local authority Chief Executives, outgoing Housing Secretary James Brokenshire urges councils to increase council housebuilding

Rotherham MBC marks one hundred years of council housing

The Tenants’ Open Day, an annual event in Rotherham, this year became even more important as the Council marked one hundred years of council housing in the borough, and across the country.

Affordable Housing Commission update

Lord Best, Chair of the Affordable Housing Commission has given an update on the work of the Affordable Housing Commission

Public attitudes to social housing

MHCLG have published findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey on public attitudes towards living next to social housing and the fairness of decisions about social housing allocations

Ministerial Statement on Building Safety

Outgoing Secretary of State James Brokenshire published a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament on Building Safety which covers Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, testing of High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) cladding, testing of timber fire doors and the retro fitting of sprinklers.

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