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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Terms of Reference


Details of the Terms of Reference for the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry have been published and the Prime Minister has announced that the Housing Minister will meet with social housing tenants to discuss the broader questions around social housing.

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Chief Officers’ Conference 2017

ARCH are holding a joint conference with our colleagues in the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA).

ARCH & NFA meet NAO to discuss welfare reform survey

Following publication of the results of the latest ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey, ARCH and the NFA met with the National Audit Office to discuss the findings of the survey.

Two ACM wall cladding systems pass latest government fire safety test

Following failures of 3 types of wall cladding systems tested, two further combinations of wall cladding systems containing Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) have passed the government’s latest safety tests. Results of the first 5 tests have now been published. Results of the remaining 2 large-scale tests will be published when they are available.

Homelessness Reduction Act to commence in April 2018

The Government has announced the intention to commence the Homelessness Reduction Act in April 2018.

Plan to end homelessness – have your say

Homeless charity Crisis are developing a plan to end homelessness in Britain and are running a major consultation to gather the evidence and opinions of those who know homelessness and related issues best.

NFA and ARCH call on Government to pause roll out of UC as problems remain unresolved

In a joint report, ARCH and the NFA call on Government to halt to the roll out of Universal Credit and remove the seven day wait period for new claims

111 buildings fail second in series of fire safety tests

Following completion of the second in series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) the government have announced that 111 buildings have failed this latest test.

Independent Review of building regulations announced

The government have announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Councils expected to fund fire safety works themselves
John Bibby - 03/08/2017

In a letter to local authorities Secretary of State, Sajid Javid has said that the government expects councils to fund measures designed to make buildings fire safe and to draw on their existing resources to do so.

Benefit to Society Project update
John Bibby - 03/08/2017

ARCH is supporting the Benefit to Society Project which has been created to tackle the often unfair reporting in the media on social housing and the stigma social housing tenants experience.

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