ALMO regulation

Excellence in management and partnership: How councils can put the ALMO advantage to work in the new regulatory environment

November 2021: Joint NFA and CWAG publication

This joint report from the NFA and CWAG (Councils with ALMOs Group) reviews the range of models of management, partnership and assurance that have evolved between ALMOs and their parent councils. It aims to inform conversations between local authorities and ALMOs about how they meet the challenges of post-pandemic recovery while making sure they comply with the provisions of the Social Housing White Paper and the new regulatory environment.
It includes a checklist of 34 questions to help track compliance in nine key areas across resident engagement, performance monitoring, audit and risk management, and health & safety.

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Home Office consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

19 July 2021: ARCH/NFA consultation response

On 8 June 2021 the Government began consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in High-Rise Residential Buildings. It sought views on implementing the Grenfell Inquiry’s recommendations for a systematic approach to making sure vulnerable residents can easily evacuate high-rise homes in an emergency.

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Social Housing Green Paper

August 2018: NFA members briefing
Spring 2018: Submission
August 2018: Green paper

After the Grenfell Tower fire, government undertook to bring forward a Green Paper to address the challenges faced by tenants and landlords in the social housing sector. The NFA, on behalf of its members, submitted the ALMO sector’s views and suggestions.

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Social Housing Green Paper

November 2020: Charter
August 2018: Consultation
August 2018: NFA briefing

The social housing green and white papers are part of the government response to the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. These consultations and policy documents, and the NFA briefings prepared for members, document a new emphasis on ensuring tenants are heard.

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Resolving Complaints Locally

Spring 2013: Multi-sector report

From 1 April 2013, the Localism Act 2011 put new arrangements in place for dealing with complaints by social tenants against their landlords. Councillors, tenant panels and MPs (designated persons) were to play a more active role in resolving complaints at the local level.

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