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Local authority owned energy supplier expands operation


Robin Hood Energy, the U.K.s first local authority owned, fully licenced, gas and electricity supplier has continued to grow from strength to strength since its launch and it has developed a range of products for local authorities and social housing providers working to tackle fuel poverty.

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A sense of purpose: VFM in council housing

In this publication, HouseMark seeks to help local authority housing organisations to think strategically about the value of their social housing business – the product and the local authority housing organisations that provide it – in order to determine the right local approach to securing avlue for money.

The report sets out the sector’s current response on value for money and the challenges ahead if a new sense of purpose is to be defined and value is to be maximised.

Best practice: managing to make a difference

Our colleagues at the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) have issued a best practice publication “Managing to make a difference” looking at housing management in the ALMO sector.

ARCH Exchange

Is your council developing its housing policies and/or undertaking a scrutiny review? If so, are you making the most of ARCH Exchange?

HouseMark launch new interactive comparison tool

ARCH members who are also members of HouseMark can now access HouseMark’s new online, interactive Local Authority Housing Statistics (LAHS) comparison analysis tool.

ARCH Exchange latest

ARCH Exchange gives people working in ARCH member councils a simple way to pool knowledge and experience and reduce duplicated effort.

Make the most of ARCH Exchange

We'd like to remind our members of the benefits of ARCH Exchange. The Exchange gives senior employees working in the stock retained sector a simple way to pool their knowledge and experience, and to reduce duplicated efforts.

CPD Workshop: Housing management & the future of social housing

The LSE Housing & Communities are offering a CPD workshop for housing staff at Trafford Hall on 6th – 7th March 2018.

Reminder ARCH New Build Network

The inaugural meeting of the ARCH New Build Network will take place in London on 14 December.

Networking & information sharing on housing development

We are looking to establish an information sharing network for those councils who are, or who are considering, developing and building new council housing.

Warwick DC build shared ownership housing

Earlier this year, Warwick District Council unveiled the first council houses to be built in Warwick since the turn of the century including the development of homes for shared ownership.

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