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ARCH annual report


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


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ARCH consultations

ARCH consultations provide a briefing on the key proposals in consultation papers issued by Government and other bodies which are relevant to stock-retaining councils, and invite views from member authorities to inform the preparation of a formal ARCH response.

Future funding for supported housing


Responses to the Government’s two consultation papers on future funding arrangements for sheltered and supported housing are due by 23 January.

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Survey: Impact of recent government policy changes on council housing business plans

ARCH has been working with CIH and the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) to assess the impact of recent government policy changes on council housing business plans.

CLC Select Committee inquiry into homelessness: draft ARCH submission

In a previous bulletin (8 January 2016), we reported that the CLG Select Committee of MPs had announced an inquiry into the causes of homelessness and the measures taken by national and local governments to prevent and respond to it.

Pay to Stay: ARCH response

We're preparing our response to The DCLG consultation paper on the introduction of mandatory higher rents for so called “high income” tenants.

CLG Select Committee inquiry: the ARCH response

We previously reported that the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee had launched an investigation into the future of housing associations. We’ve submitted a response to the call for evidence by the Committee.

Reduction in housing rents: DCN survey

The District Council’s Network (DCN) have issued a survey to their members to assess the impact of the proposals to force councils to reduce rents. ARCH is supporting that survey and would encourage ARCH members to respond.

Proposals to streamline the resale of shared ownership properties

Providers of shared ownership housing with grant from the AHP are required to include clauses in the lease reserving the right to nominate a purchaser when the shared ownership householder wishes to sell. The Government is consulting on whether this provision is a barrier to onward sale of shared ownership leases and whether it should be retained or amended.