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ARCH annual report


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


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ARCH response to Social Housing Green Paper


ARCH has submitted its response to the Social Housing Green Paper.

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ARCH welcomes latest new member

ARCH welcomes Milton Keynes Council as it’s sixty ninth member.

ARCH and the NFA meet DWP Minister

ARCH and the NFA met Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister with responsibility for housing at the Department for Work and Pensions to discuss the findings of our latest welfare reform survey.

Exciting line up for the 2018 Chief Officers’ Conference

We have an exciting line up of key speakers at this year’s Chief Officers’ Conference, including senior officials from the Ministry of Housing and the Housing Regulator.

Budget 2018: borrowing cap removed and money for Universal Credit

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the intention to scrap the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing Cap, the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget confirmed the removal of HRA borrowing caps for local authorities in England and Wales.

CIH launches a “Rethinking allocations” project

A new project to explore how social housing is being allocated across England has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Independent Affordable Housing Commission launched

An independent, free standing inquiry into affordable housing in England, chaired by Lord Best has been launched.

Government invites expressions of interest to join Best Practice Group

The Government has issued an invitation for expressions of interest from social housing landlords to participate in a Social Sector (Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group.

Removal of HRA borrowing – draft determination issued

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the scrapping of the HRA borrowing Cap, the Government has moved quickly to issue a draft determination ahead of the Budget on Monday 29 October.

First tranche of funding to replace unsafe cladding released

Following the announcement on 16 May 2018 that the Government would fund the removal of unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, the Government has released £248 million in the first tranche of an estimated £400 million of funding.

Government issues safety advice on spandrel panels, window panels and infill panels

The Government has issued an Advice Note for building owners, their professional advisers, and fire and rescue services, regarding spandrel panels/window panels/infill panels on external walls.

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