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Report calls for new Government thinking on affordable rents


The report entitled “Setting Social Rent - Economic analysis of policy options for social rents after 2020” assesses whether the Government’s policy of consumer price inflation plus one per cent policy is appropriate.

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For a Council Housing Renaissance: A joint manifesto by ARCH and the NFA

Councils should be given the freedom to build more homes to help kick start a council housing renaissance. That's the message from the National Federation of ALMOs and the Association of Retained Council Housing.

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Report on impact of bedroom tax on council tenants

Read about survey findings which show that there has been a reduction in the number of council tenants in England affected by the under occupation penalty but arrears of affected tenants have increased by more than a quarter since the changes were introduced in 2013.

ARCH Annual Report 2012-13

ARCH's latest annual report, covering the first full year of self-financing, which saw ARCH grow its membership to 65 councils and introduce significant improvements in its service.

Innovation and Ambition: the impact of self-financing on council housing

Findings from a survey of stock-owning councils commissioned by ARCH, with the support of the Councils with ALMOs Group, HouseMark, the Local Government Association and the National Federation of ALMOs. The survey was designed to assess the impact of self-financing, introduced from April 2012, which allowed councils to retain rent income in full and develop long term plans for their housing.

Let's get building

The case for local authority investment in rented homes to help drive economic growth, published by the National Federation of ALMOs jointly with ARCH, Chartered Institute of Housing, Local Government Association and in partnership with the Councils with ALMOs Group.

ARCH Annual Report: 2011-12

ARCH's sixth annual report reviews a historic and momentous year that saw the introduction of self-financing and the professionalisation of ARCH, which became a company in April 2012 and appointed its first ever dedicated staff resource, Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton.

ARCH Annual Report: 2010-11

ARCH's fifth annual report reviews the organisation's achievements and looks ahead to future challenges.

Home truths: Tenants' tales of council housing
Nicola Carroll - 19/05/2011

Report challenging the negative media stereotypes of council tenants, featuring interviews with tenants about their experiences of council housing.

Firm Foundations: The holistic benefits of house-building by stock retained councils
APSE - 05/05/2011

Report showcasing the achievements of local authorities in building new homes and putting the business case for further investment.

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