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

 

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Regional event: London 27/11/2015

Elected members, tenants and officers from 15 member councils attended the second of the ARCH Regional Events in London yesterday (26 November).

 

The programme included a presentation from Claire Coutinho, Programme Director at the new Housing Finance Institute (HFi) set up following the recommendations of the House/Elphicke Report - see ARCH Briefing 1/2015. Claire set out the role of councils as housing delivery enablers and the support available from the HFi. Watch out for further information in the next ARCH bulletin on the work of the HFi and the services they can provide for ARCH members.

 

The programme also included presentations from ARCH Policy Adviser, Matthew Warburton, on the latest developments in the government's plans for sale of high value council housing and 1% rent reductions. John Bibby, ARCH Chief Executive, outlined the potential impacts of the proposals to introduce a mandatory 'pay to stay' scheme and introduction of flexible (fixed term) tenancies heralded by the announcement in the summer Budget of a review of lifetime tenancies in the social housing sector.

 

Alan Hall, Director of Communities at Epping Forest District Council, gave an insight into the impact of these proposals on one local authority's Housing Business Plan.

 

Copies of the presentations are available to all ARCH members in the member area.

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