A very Happy New Year to all our readers.
2016 proved to be a very exciting and interesting year with lots
of challenges for stock retaining councils and their tenants and
2017 looks as though it might be even more interesting with no sign
that the pace of change will be slowing.
Already, only days into the new year, we have seen announcements
from the Government on Starter Homes, Garden Villages, the
Accelerated Construction Programme and the Affordable Housing
Programme. We also eagerly await the introduction of the
Government's Housing White Paper, details of the introduction of
fixed term tenancies for council tenants phasing out of secure
tenancies and of course we also still await details of the
Government's plans for introduction of the High Value Asset Levy
and sale of higher value council housing.
ARCH members can keep up to date through this and future
editions of the ARCH member Bulletin and be assured that ARCH will
continue to make the case for council housing.