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ARCH annual report


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


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Rents for social housing from 2020-21


The government has published its response to the consultation on rents for social housing from April 2020 onwards.

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DWP responds to 53 week rent year issue

At a recent meeting with DWP officials held to update and consult sector representatives regarding implementation of Universal Credit, the issue of the 53-week rent year was again discussed.

Save the date for the 2019 Chief Officer’s Conference

The 2019 annual Chief Officer Conference will be held on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019 at Scarman House at the University of Warwick.

Cross sector group on new Consumer Standards for social housing

ARCH is taking part in a cross sector working group to look at potential new Consumer Standards in response to the proposals in the Social Housing Green Paper.

'See the Person' Campaign – elections to Tenant Leadership Committee

Congratulations to ARCH Tenant Group members Martyn Lund and Yaw John Boeteng and to Ann Reekie tenant representative from ARCH member Hull City Council on being elected to the 'See the Person' Campaign Leadership Committee.

4,677 people rough sleeping in England

Latest government figures show that the total number of people counted or estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in England was 4,677.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – Guidance

The government has issued guidance for tenants, landlords and local authorities on their rights and responsibilities under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2012 which received Royal Assent in December 2018 and comes into force on 20 March 2019.

Universal Credit: Latest DWP update for landlords

The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) has published the latest edition of their Universal Credit Landlord Newsletter.

108 councils fall short of government’s housing delivery test

Figures going back to 2015/16 released by the government show 108 councils falling short of the government’s first Housing Delivery Test, with 86 councils required to allocate more land for housing.

Affordable Housing Commission: Call for evidence

ARCH has been invited by Lord Best to submit evidence to the independent Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) and we are keen to seek views, comments and evidence from ARCH member councils to inform our response.

Universal Credit and 53 week rent year: update

We reported previously on the matter of the financial year 2019/20 being a “53 week” year and the impact on Universal Credit entitlement for tenants and rent reductions required under the Welfare Reform & Work Act.

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