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ARCH annual report


The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


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Government spends £11.71 billion on Help to Buy


Latest figures show that in the period between 1 April 2013 and 31 December 2018, 210,964 properties were bought with the help of the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan and the value of those loans was £11.71billion.

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2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey

This year’s annual ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey is now out for completion.

Opportunity to join the ARCH Tenants' Group

Every two years each ARCH member has the opportunity to nominate their tenant representative to join the ARCH Tenants' Group.This is a great opportunity to work with ARCH at a national strategic level to influence policy and other issues important to the housing sector.

Regulator consults on a new Rent Standard

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has launched a 12-week consultation on 7 May 2019 on a revised Rent Standard that will come into effect from 1 April 2020.

Government to fund cladding replacement on private residential buildings

The Government has announced that around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from privately owned high-rise residential buildings.

Sheffield to celebrate 100 years of council housing

ARCH member councils are beginning to let us know their plans to celebrate the centenary of the Addison Act and 100 years of council housing.

Regulator issues guidance to councils on compliance with consumer standards

The Regulator for Social Housing (RSH) has issued a letter to local authority Chief Executives to remind councils of their obligations under the Regulator’s consumer standards, particularly with respect to the Home Standard expectations on health and safety.

ARCH Exchange – why reinvent the wheel?

We'd like to remind our member councils 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.

Lord’s report calls for increase in social housing

The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has published a report calling on the Government to take steps to deliver a fairer society by supporting younger people in the housing and employment market and deliver better in-work training and lifelong learning to prepare the country for the coming 100-year lifespan.

East Riding Council reflects on 100 years of council housing

ARCH member councils are beginning to let us know their plans to celebrate the centenary of the Addison Act and 100 years of council housing.

ARCH response to the Affordable Housing Commission

We have previously reported the establishment of an independent Affordable Housing Commission supported by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by the Smith Institute, chaired by Lord Best. ARCH was invited by Lord Best to submit evidence to the independent Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) and we sought views, comments and evidence from ARCH member councils to inform our response.

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