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Nominations to the ARCH Tenants’ Group 2021


Every two years ARCH members can nominate a tenant to become a member of the ARCH Tenants Group and applications are now invited for membership of this Group.

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Gove replaces Jenrick in Cabinet reshuffle

Michael Gove MP has replaced Robert Jenrick MP as Housing Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – Wave 1 competition

Applications for funding under the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (Wave 1 Competition) close on 15 October.

Chancellor launches the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, launched the Spending Review 2021 (SR21) on 7 September 2021. The Review will conclude on 27 October 2021 alongside the Autumn Budget.

HSE publishes Safety Case principles for high-rise residential buildings

Following the introduction of the Building Safety Bill, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published some early key messages on the proposed new safety case regime for high-rise residential buildings.

BSI publishes competency framework for the Building Safety Manager role

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has drafted a competence framework for the BSM role and is seeking views and comments on the framework.

Notice periods return to pre-Covid lengths

The Coronavirus Act 2020 protected renters by requiring landlords to provide longer notice periods when seeking possession of residential property in the social and private rental sectors.   These measures are in force until 30 September 2021 and, as announced in May, notice periods will return to their pre-Covid lengths from 1 October 2021.

£5million for local councils to provide housing support to Afghans coming to UK

Following the collapse of the Afghan government the Government has announced that additional healthcare provision, access to COVID-19 vaccinations and funding for housing will be provided to support eligible Afghans coming to the UK via the Afghanistan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme.

MHCLG survey on local housing authority future housebuilding plans

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) have written to local housing authorities inviting them to take part in an important survey about their future house building plans.

ARCH at Housing 2021

ARCH has been invited to take part in a panel session at next week’s CIH Housing 2021 conference in Manchester to respond to the Housing Minster’s keynote address to conference.

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