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Issue 81: 13 April 2018

Issue 81 includes news of a government consultation about giving councils more flexibility around how they use Right to Buy receipts, restricting or banning 'desktop studies' as a way of assessing the fire performance of external cladding and a rethink on Housing Benefit for 18 to 21 year-olds.


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ARCH Tenant Group discuss Housing Green Paper

The ARCH Tenant Group met on 26 March and, as part of a busy agenda, the Group discussed what they would like to see in the forthcoming Housing Green Paper and their views on the Government’s proposal

Minister says Government will consult on RTB flexibilities

In a written statement (HCWS 614) to Parliament on the 29 March 2018, Housing Minister Dominic Raab announced that the Government will consult with the sector on providing greater flexibility around h

Government rethink on Housing Benefit for 18-21 year olds

The government reversed its previously announced policy to scrap housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds under Universal Credit.

Government consult on restricting or banning “desktop studies”

Following the Grenfell fire, the Government have issued consultation on restricting or banning the use of ‘desktop studies’ as a way of assessing the fire performance of external cladding systems.

Labour Party to launch results of affordable housing review

Labour are expected to launch the outcome of its affordable housing review and Green Paper on 16 April

ARCH New Build Network meeting 16 April 2018

The next meeting of the ARCH New Build Network will take place on Monday 16 April 2018 in London.