ARCH member councils will shortly receive a
request to complete the latest ARCH/NFA joint Welfare Reform
We've carried out this annual survey for the
past four years to track the impact of welfare reform and the
roll-out of Universal Credit on councils and ALMOs and their
Previous surveys have highlighted
significant impacts which we have raised in meetings with Ministers
and the results of our research have been widely quoted in the
media and in many debates in Parliament.
The aim of this latest survey is to continue
to build up a picture of the impacts across the country in the ALMO
and local authority sectors to help inform discussions with the
government and to identify emerging issues and any unintended
consequences. We will also be able to inform members on
trends in rent arrears, void rates and other issues. This is a
continuation of the survey from last year and we would appreciate
as many responses as possible to be able to do a full year on year
analysis of the data.
The latest survey aims to update the picture
to the end of March 2017 and we hope all member authorities will
find time to complete it.
Responses are requested by Wednesday 10 May and if you would
like further information, please contact ARCH Policy Adviser,
Matthew Warburton, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.