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ARCH annual report


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


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ARCH and NFA meet the Housing Minister


ARCH Chair Councillor, Kim Caddy and ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby, together with NFA Chair Hugh Broadbent and NFA Managing Director Eamon McGoldrick met the Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse to make the case for council housing.

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Universal Credit: Information for landlords

ARCH is working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support the Department’s campaign to reach out to both social and private rental sector landlords to provide information about Universal Credit that will help them support their tenants.

Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving powers to local authorities to carry out emergency work on private residential high-rise blocks to remove unsafe Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) cladding.

LGA offers financial support for council house building

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a “Building Council Homes Programme” and is inviting bids from councils for grants of up to £50,000 to develop skills and capacity to deliver new council homes.

Over 20,000 social homes sold last year

In 2017-18 there were 20,891 sales of social housing dwellings – 12,059 by local authorities and 8,832 by private registered providers.

Social housing lettings down again

Latest figures from the Department of Communities & Local Government show that social housing lettings by local authorities and housing associations decreased by 6% in 2017-18.

Homes England publish a new Strategic Plan

As announced in the 2018 Budget, Homes England has published a new Strategic Plan covering the period 2018 to 2023.

Housing Ombudsman launches consultation on a new 3-year plan

The Housing Ombudsman Service has launched a consultation seeking views on a new three-year corporate plan, 2019-22 and supporting plan for the first year 2019-20.

Independent review of build out rates – final report

The Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP was appointed by the Government to lead an independent review of build out.

The case for a Housing Court – Government calls for evidence

The Government has issued a call for evidence, seeking views on the experiences of people using courts and tribunal services in property cases, including whether a specialist Housing Court is needed.

ARCH Exchange – has your council introduced a “Buy back” policy?

ARCH Exchange gives people working in ARCH member councils a simple way to pool knowledge and experience and reduce duplicated effort.

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