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

 

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Meeting with DCLG 18/08/2016

Our next meeting with DCLG officials is in September. We'll be discussing the Right to Buy levy, sale of higher value voids, pay to stay and the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.

 

Our members' views are important to us so if you have any comments around these topics, let us know by Monday 5 September.

 

We have previously provided our members with details of the DCLG draft timetable for implementation of pay to stay. This was based on the draft Regulations due in July but as we now know the Regulations have been delayed.

 

We believe there is a strong case for the government to delay the implementation of pay to stay (as a minimum). However, DCLG and HM Treasury will need convincing so we're looking for evidence from our members of any difficulties in meeting the April 2017 implementation date. This, for example, could be evidence of where the implementation and administration costs are likely to exceed any additional higher rents collected, implementing IT changes, recruiting staff, collecting income data from tenants and members of their household, assessing market rents and calculating tapers.

 

We're grateful to those authorities who have already provided information to support the case for a government re-think on pay to stay.

 

If you'd like to share you're views with us, please email John Bibby, ARCH chief executive by Monday 5 September: johnbibby@arch-housing.org.uk.

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