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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.

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Consultation on rent policy due “very, very soon”

Secretary of State Sajid Javid is reported as saying that housing associations and councils can expect consultations the government’s rent policy post 2020 “very, very soon”.

Government issue consolidated safety advice for high rise buildings

The Government has issued updated and consolidated safety advice for owners of high rise residential buildings.

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 and the challenges they face.

Chief Officers’ Conference 2017

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

Government sets out standard method for calculating local housing need

In a statement to the House of Commons on 14 September the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government has launched consultation on reforms to the planning system and a standard method for calculating local housing need and housing requirements.

Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry opens

The Public Inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has formally opened.

Autumn Budget date announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the government will publish its Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety – Call for evidence

The independent Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt has issued a call for evidence.

UK Housing Awards

This year’s UK Housing Awards are now open for entries, presenting the best chance to put the work of stock retained councils on the map.

Fair Press for Tenants

Representatives from the ARCH Tenants Group attended the launch of Fair Press for Tenants at Media City UK.

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