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ARCH annual report


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


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New Housing Minster appointed 06/07/2017

Former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell lost his Croydon Central seat at the General Election on 8 June 2017. On 15 June, the Prime Minister appointed Alok Sharma as his successor - the 6th Housing Minister since 2010.  


Alok Sharma is 49 years old and a Conservative MP for Reading West. The Indian-born, Reading-raised MP was elected in 2010.


Before his appointment as Housing Minister, he was the Minister for Asia and the Pacific and his previous roles have included being a member of the Commons Treasury select committee, the Commons Science and Technology select committee, a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Treasury and Conservative Party Vice Chairman. Also, he has served as the Prime Minister's Infrastructure Envoy to India and has been a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Oliver Letwin MP, the former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.


Before entering politics, he qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte, and worked for 16 years within the banking sector.


Following his appointment, ARCH chair, Councillor Clare Salier has written a joint letter with Hugh Broadbent, chair of the National Federation of ALMOs, seeking a meeting with the new Minister.

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