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Season’s Greetings 20/12/2018

ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby reflects on a year which heralded the dawn of a new generation of council housing and looks forward to 2019:


"This last 12 months has seen, amongst other things, the publication of the Hackitt Review and the Social Housing Green Paper, the scrapping of HRA borrowing caps and Government proposals for a High Value Asset Levy, announcement of a new Social Rent Policy, consultation on use of Right to Buy receipts and a decision not to implement mandatory fixed term tenancies - not to mention Brexit! 


2018 has indeed been an eventful year which heralded the dawn of the Prime Minister's promise of "a new generation of council housing". 2019 is likely to prove even more challenging for the stock retained sector as pressure mounts on councils to ensure that tenants and residents are indeed at the heart of everything we do as councils strive to deliver improvements to customer service & the quality of council housing as well as deliver new council housing in much greater numbers than has been possible up to now.  


I want to say a huge thanks to members of the ARCH Board and the ARCH Tenant Group, ARCH member councils, elected members, tenants and officers for your support during the year, without which, we would not have been half as influential as we have been in making the case for council housing in our various meetings with Government Ministers and officials.


I look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming year and in the meantime on behalf of everyone at ARCH may I extend Seasons Greetings and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year".  



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