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Chancellor Announces £15.3 million financial support for housing


The Chancellors Autumn Budget announced on 22 November included a package of new measures aimed at raising housing supply to 300,000 homes per year by the end of this Parliament through a range of measures.

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ARCH Tenant Group representatives hit the headlines

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“Raising the roof” - an analysis of HRA borrowing headroom

Ahead of the Autumn Budget on 22 November ARCH and the NFA (National Federation of ALMOs) have called on the Chancellor of Exchequer to free up local authority borrowing limits for Housing Revenue Accounts and remove the barriers to council house building across England.

News from the ARCH Tenant Group

The latest meeting of the ARCH Tenants Group took place on 6 November with a packed agenda and lots of discussion on the latest government policy announcements and progress on developing a National Tenants Voice with guest speaker Nic Bliss from the National Tenants Organisations.

Building Bridges

A close relationship between local authorities and housing associations will be crucial to meet housing need, according to a new best practice research guide by ARCH, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and housing association VIVID.

Chief Officers’ Conference 2017

ARCH are holding a joint conference with our colleagues in the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA).

CIH launch “Rethinking social housing”

CIH have launched a major new project to help shape the future of social housing.

Right to Buy sales up 10%

Latest figures from DCLG show that local authority Right to Buy sales in 2016-17 were 13,416 - up 10% on the previous year.

ARCH welcomes two new members

We are pleased to announce that Ashfield District Council and Waltham Forest Council have recently joined ARCH.

Final Reminder – ARCH AGM & Annual Chief Officers Conference

This year’s ARCH Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 30 November 2017 during the Annual Chief Officers Conference at the University of Warwick and nominations are now being sought from member councils for election to the ARCH Executive Board for 2018.

Statement on future funding of supported housing

The government have issued a policy statement and consultation on the future funding of supported housing and are seeking responses to the proposals by 23 January.

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