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ARCH annual report


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


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Housing Green Paper – the ARCH response


The ARCH Executive Board and ARCH Tenant Group will hold special meetings in October to consider and agree the ARCH response to the Social Housing Green Paper.

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ARCH to meet DWP Minister

ARCH and the NFA have been invited to meet Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister with responsibility for housing at the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) to discuss the findings of our latest welfare reform report.

Chief Officers’ Conference 2018

This year’s Chief Officer Conference will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November at Warwick University. Make a note of the dates and book your place now!

Ministers embark on a programme of resident engagement events

Following publication of the Social Housing Green Paper, Ministers are to embark on a series of 8 regional events to meet tenants and landlords. Details of the dates and venues for the first 5 events have now been released.

MHCLG extends the deadline for HRA Borrowing Programme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has belatedly announced that the deadline for submission of bids for increases in debt caps under the HRA Borrowing Programme has been extended for councils outside London to 30 September 2018.

AV4T calls for landlords to facilitate tenant discussions on the Green Paper

ARCH is represented on the A Voice for Tenants Steering Group (AV4T) and the Group is calling for all social landlords to facilitate the necessary arrangements for their tenants to consider the Social Housing Green Paper.

Government issues consultation on CPI+ 1% social rent policy

The Government has issued the promised consultation on a proposed direction to the Regulator of Social Housing, on the previously announced social rent policy from 1 April 2020.

Social housing lettings down again

Latest figures from the Department of Communities & Local Government show that social housing lettings by local authorities decreased by 9% in 2016/17, a continuation of the long-term trend in the decline in the number of lettings.

ARCH Chair to meet the Housing Minister

ARCH Chair, Cllr Kim Caddy is to meet the new Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse in October.

MHCLG issues further advice on HRA Borrowing Programme

MHCLG has issued a list of frequently asked questions to aid those councils considering bids for increases in their HRA borrowing headroom, under the government’s HRA Borrowing Programme.

Housing Green Paper – ARCH seeks members’ views

The government published the long awaited Social Housing Green Paper on 14 August and the deadline for responses to the issues raised is 6 November 2018. ARCH will be making arrangements to consult ARCH member councils on their views to help inform and our response.

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