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


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TCPA launch ‘Homes for All’ report 13/05/2016

The TCPA (Town and Country Planning Association) released a new report: "Homes for All: Ensuring councils deliver the homes we need". It supports our calls for councils to be given back control over their housing assets, investment plans and rents.


The report was launched at the House of Commons and among 15 key recommendations, the report calls for:


  • The government to recognise its achievements in introducing the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) self-financing reforms and the renaissance in council housebuilding it ushered in
  • Respecting the principles of self-financing the government should give back control to local authorities over their investment plans, rents and assets.
  • Councils should not be forced to sell off their social housing to fund the extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.


The report is based on an online survey sent to council leaders and chief executives and heads of departments in local authorities across the UK in February 2016. The report also contains five case studies which ARCH members may find useful.


Although not directly involved in the research project itself, ARCH contributed to an expert roundtable discussion to test the analysis and draft recommendations prior to finalisation and publication of the report.


More details can be found on the TCPA website.


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