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

 

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CLG Select Committee inquiry into the viability and sustainability of housing associations 06/08/2015

The CLG Select Committee (Communities and Local Government) has launched an investigation into the future of housing associations, looking in particular at the impact of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants and the rent cuts announced in the Budget. 

 

While the primary focus of the inquiry is on housing associations, the Committee is seeking evidence on proposals for replacing homes sold under the Right to Buy "including the proposal for funding replacement homes through the sale of council homes in high value areas". They're also seeking evidence on "lessons learned through earlier experience of Right to Buy". 

 

We're planning to submit evidence on both these points and on the impact of the loss of housing association dwellings through Right to Buy on the capacity of local authorities to exercise their strategic and statutory housing functions. 

 

We're grateful to those councils who have already completed the ARCH member survey on the impact of the sale of high value stock. We'll use the responses in evidence to the Select Committee. If you did not complete the survey please do so now by clicking here.

 

For full details of the Inquiry's terms of reference and arrangements for submitting evidence, click here.

 

ARCH members are urged to consider submitting their own evidence to the Select Committee and to contact Matthew Warburton, ARCH Policy Adviser, if there are any specific points you wish to see included in the ARCH response: Matthew.Warburton@arch-housing.org.uk.

 

The deadline for evidence is Friday 28 August 2015.  

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