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ARCH annual report


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


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Role of the new Building Safety Manager


CIH has been working on a draft competency framework for the new role of Building Safety Manager recommended by the Hackit report to be established for all high- rise residential buildings.

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ARCH Chief Officers’ Conference and AGM: rearranged dates

Following the announcement of the snap General Election on 12 December we have taken the decision to rearrange this year’s Chief Officers’ Conference and ARCH AGM planned for 5th and 6th December 2019.

Safety Warning: Velux roof window

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has asked that we draw ARCH member councils’ attention to a safety warning issued by Velux Company Ltd due to a risk of spontaneous glass breakage and potential risk of injury.

Regulator issues a Regulatory Notice against ARCH member council

In the latest in a series of regulatory judgements the Regulator for Social Housing (RSH) has issued a Regulatory Notice against Runneymede Borough Council for failure to meet the Home Standard.

Birmingham and Wandsworth to become Hackitt ‘early adopters’

ARCH Executive Board members Birmingham and Wandsworth Councils have been invited to become ‘early adopters’ of the recommendations set out in the Hackitt Review.

Regulator confirms the Rent Standard following consultation

The Regulator for Social Housing (RSH) has issued its response to consultation on the new Rent Standard to apply to local authorities from April 2020.

Grenfell Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report published

The Grenfell Public Inquiry has published its Phase 1 report into the events of the 14 June 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower in which 72 people lost their lives.

Housing Ombudsman issues consultation on improvements to the service

The Housing Ombudsman Service has published a new business plan for 2020-21 and revisions to the Housing Ombudsman Scheme for consultation.

Pocket Parks: Prospectus issued

The Government has now issued invitations to community-led organisations in partnership with local authorities to apply for funding to create new pocket parks and refurbish existing parks.

Tackling loan sharks and illegal money lending

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) has issued its latest newsletter outlining successes in tackling loan sharks and illegal money lending.

Grenfell Public Inquiry to report on 30 October

The Grenfell Public Inquiry will publish its Phase 1 report on Wednesday 30 October into the events of the 14 June 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower.

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