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ARCH Bulletin. Issue 105 - 22 March 2019.

In this issue

Roundtable meeting with Secretary of State
Tenant Survey: Impact of stigma attached to social housing
£2.11 billion outstanding in Housing Benefit overpayments
Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2019
Sheffield City Council on new Social Sector Engagement Best Practice Group
Updated guidance on the Housing Revenue Account
ARCH to meet MHCLG to discuss Chapter 4 of the Social Housing Green Paper
Addison Act centenary – tell us your plans
Rights to social housing for EEA nationals in the event of a “No Deal Brexit”

Roundtable meeting with Secretary of State 


Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire hosted a roundtable with selected local authority leaders to explore how they can work with the Government to deliver more council house-building following the abolition of the HRA borrowing cap. Read more

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Tenant Survey: Impact of stigma attached to social housing


The ‘See the Person’ Campaign has had a request from the Ministry of Housing for more information on the impact of stigma on tenants and residents of social housing. Read more

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£2.11 billion outstanding in Housing Benefit overpayments 


Latest figures from the Department of Work & Pensions show that there were £2.11 billion Housing Benefit overpayments outstanding at July 2018. Read more

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Chancellor's Spring Statement 2019


Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his Spring Statement to Parliament on 13 March 2019. The Statement included several announcements on spending on housing. Read more

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Sheffield City Council on new Social Sector Engagement Best Practice Group


ARCH member, Sheffield City Council has been selected to participate in a new Social Sector (Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group, established by MHCLG to take forward the recommendations in the Hackitt Report and the Social Housing Green Paper. Read more

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Updated guidance on the Housing Revenue Account 


MHCLG issues updated guidance on the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and consents for disposal of land from the HRA. Read more

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ARCH to meet MHCLG to discuss Chapter 4 of the Social Housing Green Paper 


ARCH has been invited to meet MHCLG officials to discuss what is needed to encourage the professionalism of housing management and other related matters raised in Chapter 4 of the Social Housing Green Paper. Read more

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Addison Act centenary - tell us your plans


We are asking ARCH member councils to complete a short survey to let us know of plans in their council to celebrate the centenary of the Addison Act and 100 years of council housing. Read more

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Rights to social housing for EEA nationals in the event of a "No Deal Brexit"


Government has published advice and guidance on the rights of EU and EEA nationals to social housing in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit. Read more

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