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Another reshuffle, another Housing Minister!


We have another new Housing Minister following the Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle announced on 13 February – the 10th in 10 years.

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ARCH and the NFA make the case for council housing

Ahead of the Chancellor Sajid Javid’s Budget Statement on 11 March 2020, ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) have come together to make the case for council housing in a joint budget submission to the Treasury.

ARCH welcomes latest new member

We are pleased to welcome the London Borough of Hackney as a member of the Association and extend a very warm welcome to elected members, tenants and officers of the council.

Coronavirus: updated guidance for landlords and tenants

The government has published updated guidance for landlords and tenants in both the private and social housing sectors setting out their responsibilities and rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

Regulator sets out an approach to regulation during coronavirus crisis

The Regulator for Social Housing has set out further information outlining their approach to regulation of the sector during the Coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus latest

Coronavirus is impacting on the services that councils are able to provide and the way they provide them and there has been a plethora of announcements on the coronavirus outbreak coming out of the Government in the last few days which will impact on housing services.

Coronavirus: impact on councils and tenants

A great deal has changed since our last bulletin as a result of the escalating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Government introduces a ban on evictions

The Government has introduced emergency legislation to ensure that no tenant in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during the coronavirus crisis.

Housing Ombudsman complaints during the coronavirus crisis

The Housing Ombudsman has issued information for tenants and landlords on the handling of complaints during the coronavirus crisis. The Housing Ombudsman Service is currently seeking to operate as normal, although postal services are very limited.

Affordable Housing Commission launches a report

The Affordable Housing Commission has launched its report and conclusions and seeks feedback and comments.

ARCH membership renewals

We will shortly be inviting ARCH member councils to renew their membership of the Association for the forthcoming financial year.

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