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Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative Leader; Greg Clark replaces Michael Gove


Boris Johnson resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party on 7 July.

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The rising cost of living and 2023 rent increase

ARCH, together with the National Federation of ALMOs and Councils with ALMOs Group, has written to DLUHC to express concern about the impact of the sharp increase in the cost of living on tenants’ budgets and the dilemma facing councils in deciding on 2023 rent increases.

ARCH at the CIH Conference: Manchester 2022

ARCH was strongly represented at the CIH Conference in Manchester from 28-30 June, with delegates from many member authorities participating.

Help with energy bills: tenants without domestic meters

On 29 July the Government issued further details of the package of support with energy bills announced by the Chancellor in May.

DLUHC launch Anti-Social Behaviour Panel

DLUHC has announced a new panel to advise on the best approach for dealing with anti-social behaviour from tenants who suffer from mental health issues or drug and alcohol dependency.

Consultation: Implementing new Building Control Regime for Higher-Risk Buildings

DLUHC is consulting on proposed changes to building regulations under part three of the Building Safety Act 2022

Building Safety Leaseholder Protection: Guidance

DLUHC has published guidance for leaseholders on the protections provided by the new Building Safety Act.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Guidance

The Government has confirmed that the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will come into force on 1 October 2022, despite representations by ARCH and others concerned about the practicality of meeting this deadline, particularly for carbon monoxide alarms.

ARCH Tenants Conference – Stevenage 15 September

As plans for the 2022 ARCH Tenants’ Conference gather pace, speakers have been confirmed from the Regulator of Social Housing (Changes to regulation and the new Tenant Satisfaction Measures), the Housing Ombudsman Service (Complaints Procedures) and Tpas (Resident Engagement in Building Safety).

Webinar: Meeting Net-Zero Carbon targets in council housing - 21 September 10.30 – 12.30 p.m.

Developing a strategy to meet net-zero across the council housing stock and beyond is one of the current priorities for stock-owning authorities.

Rotherham win Most-Improved Council Award

ARCH member Rotherham MBC has won a prestigious LGC award, being named Most-Improved Council for 2022. Great Yarmouth BC, also an ARCH member, was highly commended in the same category.

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