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ARCH annual report


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


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2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey


This year’s annual ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey is now out for completion.

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Campaign to help local authority staff identify vulnerable tenants being exploited by 'County Line' gangs

To help safeguard vulnerable people, the Home Office and CrimeStoppers are working with ARCH and the Local Government Association (LGA) to increase awareness among local authority staff of the signs to spot if a tenant is a victim of criminal gangs.

Opportunity to join the ARCH Tenants' Group

Every two years each ARCH member has the opportunity to nominate their tenant representative to join the ARCH Tenants' Group.This is a great opportunity to work with ARCH at a national strategic level to influence policy and other issues important to the housing sector.

Home Office 'Fire Kills' Campaign

The Home Office has launched a new 'Fire Kills' advertising campaign to raise awareness of everyday fire risks that are present in the home and encourage all householders in England to test their smoke alarms regularly.

Remediation work completed on 46 high rise residential buildings by social landlords

Latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) show that, following the Grenfell fire, 46 high rise residential buildings managed by local authorities and housing associations have finished remediation work to remove Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems.

New Housing Ombudsman report shines spotlight on repairs

The Housing Ombudsman has launched the first in a new series of reports to share the learning from our complaints and provide good practice to help landlords improve their services and complaint handling.

RTB sales down 20% in Q3 2018-19

Latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government reveal that councils in England sold 2,645 dwellings under the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme in Quarter 3 2018-19 (October to December 2018). This was a 20% reduction on the 3,320 homes sold in the same quarter of 2017-18.

New build starts down 2% in Q3 2018-19

Latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government show that new build starts in England in Quarter 3 (October to December 2018) were estimated at 40,580 – a 2% decrease on a year earlier and an 8% decrease compared to the previous 3 months.

Devolution: the story so far

The Government has published its third Annual Report on Devolution bringing together information about devolution agreements reached between the Government and areas of England from 1 April 2017 up to 31 March 2018.

Rights to social housing for EEA nationals in the event of a “No Deal Brexit”

Government has published advice and guidance on the rights of EU and EEA nationals to social housing in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit.

Roundtable meeting with Secretary of State

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire hosted a roundtable with selected local authority leaders to explore how they can work with the Government to deliver more council housebuilding following the abolition of the HRA borrowing cap.

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