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ARCH briefings summarise the key points from new legislation, policy or research relevant to stock-retaining councils. They're intended for use by ARCH member councils to keep councillors, officers and tenants abreast of the latest developments and to inform decision-making.

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Queen’s Speech 2022: Housing Implications Private

On 10 May the Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech announcing the Government’s legislative plans for the forthcoming session of Parliament.

Social Housing Regulation Bill - publication of draft clauses Private

The government has published a selection of draft clauses as a signal of progress with developing the legislation to strengthen the regulation of social housing promised in the Social Housing White Paper.

People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform White Paper: Housing Implications Private

On 1 December the Government published its proposals for the reform of adult social care as a White Paper People at the Heart of Care.

Budget 2021: Housing Implications Private

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the outcome of Spending Review 2021 and gave his Autumn Budget on 27 October.

Government launch Heat & Buildings Strategy Private

On 18 October 2021 the Government launched its Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise householders to install low-carbon heating systems as they come to replace their old boilers over the coming decade.

Building Safety Bill published Private

The Building Safety Bill was published on 5 July 2021 and has received its First Reading in the House of Commons. The Bill marks out significant changes to the way residential buildings should be constructed and maintained in the future.

Housing Secretary responds to consultation on changes to the planning system Private

Following a consultation launched in the summer that sought views from planners, councils and the wider public, the Government has responded in part by announcing its plan for enabling the delivery of more homes across England.

The Charter for Social Housing Residents: Social Housing White Paper Private

On 17 November, the Government published a White Paper, The Charter for Social Housing Residents, proposing reforms to improve social housing and give residents a greater voice.

White Paper: Planning for the Future Private

On 6 August, the Government published a White Paper, Planning for the Future, proposing wide-ranging reform of the planning system.

Consultation on 2020 Rent Standard Private

On 7 May the Regulator for Social Housing launched a consultation on a revised Rent Standard that will come into effect from 1 April 2020; the consultation will run until 30 July

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