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ARCH Bulletin

Issue 25: 5 Febraury 2016

This issue covers the supported housing exemption, the Housing and Planning Bill and much more.

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Supported housing excepted from rent reduction

Ministers have announced the intention to except all supported housing from the one per cent rent reduction required under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill for a period of one year.

House of Commons: Combined Authority briefing paper

A briefing note outlining the origins and structures of combined authorities, which will handle many of the 'devolution deals' agreed between the government and local areas in England.

The Housing and Planning Bill update

The second reading took place 26 January 2016 in the House of Lords. Many expressed concern about the proposals in relation to council housing and the extension of the Right to Buy.

DCLG issue further clarification on sale of high value voids and rent reduction

The Department of Communities and Local Government has issued further information on the Government’s proposals for the sale of high value vacant council housing and the reduction of social rents. Click here to read the latest information from DCLG on these Government policies.

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