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ARCH annual report


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


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ARCH tenants meet to discuss future of council housing


Almost 100 delegates attended the 12th ARCH Tenant Group Conference organised by ARCH Tenants’ Group members.

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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.

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!

Minister’s resident engagement events

Following publication of the Social Housing Green Paper, Ministers’ have embarked on a series of 8 regional events to meet tenants and landlords. Dates and venues for the first 5 events were included in our last Bulletin and MHCLG have now released details for the remaining 2 events.

HRA borrowing cap to be scrapped

In a surprise announcement made in her speech to the Conservative Party conference on 3 October, Prime Minister Theresa May promised that the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap would be “scrapped”

ARCH responds to consultation on use of RTB receipts

ARCH has submitted its response to the government’s consultation on use of RTB receipts.

Universal Credit – how landlords can contact a claimant’s Case Manager

ARCH has been asked to circulate information to our member councils on how landlords can contact the Universal Credit Case Manager if asked by the claimant to contact DWP on their behalf.

ARCH Community Champion Award 2018

The Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) announced Ella Webster, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Committee of the Arndale Youth Club, LB Wandsworth as joint winners of the 2018 ARCH Community Champion Award at the Tenants' Conference on 18 September.

2018 Budget date confirmed

The date for the 2018 Autumn Budget has been confirmed

Government launch £7.5 million fund for digital innovation

The Government are inviting bids to the £7.5 million Local Digital Fund from Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation.

Rents for social housing from 2020 – ARCH briefing

In our last bulletin we reported that the government had published consultation on rents for social housing from 2020. ARCH Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton has produced a briefing paper for ARCH members.

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