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Grenfell Tower update


ARCH want to support our members in responding to this tragedy and any arising actions.

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Uncertainty over HVA levy and fixed-term tenancies

Brexit and the election of a minority Conservative Government leaves a question mark over introduction of the HVA levy and fixed-term tenancies.

Chief Officers’ Conference 2017

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

NFA and ARCH call on Government to pause roll out of UC as problems remain unresolved

In a joint report, ARCH and the NFA call on Government to halt to the roll out of Universal Credit and remove the seven day wait period for new claims

£2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund open for bids

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced a £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand.

Government responds to construction industry review

Britain’s construction industry faces “inexorable decline” unless radical steps are taken to address its longstanding problems – that was the key finding of an independent review commissioned by two government departments published last year.

Advice on recladding

The DCLG has written to all building control bodies in England highlighting key Building Regulations requirements when undertaking cladding work on high rise buildings over 18 metres tall.

Construction Industry Response Group set up

A new Industry Response Group will help ensure the construction sector can meet the challenges following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Going digital: Gearing up for the future survey 

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Incommunities and Halton Housing Trust are working together to gain an understanding of the extent to which digital is being used as an enabler to the delivery of organisations strategies across the sector.

New Housing Minster appointed

ARCH chair has written a joint letter with the chair of the National Federation of ALMOs seeking a meeting with the new Minister,

Bespoke Housing Deals discussions resumed

Discussions regarding the government’s proposals for Bespoke Housing Deals have resumed following the General Election.

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