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


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Tenants from across the country attend the 2019 ARCH Tenants' Conference


Tenants and residents from councils across the country attended the 2019 annual ARCH Tenants' Conference in Bridlington on 3 October.

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New homes completions highest for 11 years

Latest figures from MHCLG show the number of new homes completed by developers in the year ending June 2019 to be the highest number built in the last 11 years but the number of new council homes built is less than a quarter of the council homes sold under the Right to Buy.

Tenants’ views on the experience and impact of stigma

The ‘See the Person’ Campaign has launched a report into research that shows around eight out of ten people who rent their home from a council or housing association have experienced negative stereotypes about tenants.

Housing Secretary announces new Future Homes Standard and planning reforms

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, has announced the introduction of a new Future Homes Standard which will see polluting fossil fuel heating systems such as gas boilers banned from new homes by 2025 and replaced with the latest generation of clean technology – such as air source heat pumps and solar panels.

Additional £1.35 million for pocket parks

The Government has announced that an additional £1.35 million will be made available for local communities to fund the creation of new pocket parks and the refurbishment of existing parks.

Historic school transformed into homes

North Kesteven District Council have completed the conversion of an iconic 150-year-old former school into unique homes at the heart of Sleaford and the homes are now being advertised for potential tenants.

Housing Association tenants to be given right to shared ownership

Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, announced at the 2019 Conservative Party conference that tenants in new housing association properties will be given the right to shared ownership of their home.

Building Safety – Government publishes latest bulletin

MHCLG have issued the second edition of their Building Safety Programme Bulletin

Regulator attends ARCH Board

The Regulator of Social Housing attended the latest ARCH Executive Board meeting to brief board members on the future of social housing regulation

Households in temporary accommodation highest since 2010

Latest Government figures show that, despite the introduction of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017, the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation has risen again and is at its highest since 2010.

Minister gives no hint to extent of support for council housing in speech to RESI 2019

Housing Minister Esther McVey gave one of the first major speeches of her tenure as the new Housing Minister at the RESI 2019 Convention but gave little hint of the new government’s support for council housing.

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