CaCHE director, Professor Ken Gibb, outlines plans for the next phase of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). We are delighted to announce that the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has been funded for another four years. The funding from ESRC and AHRC will co
Dr Jenny Preece, a research associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, outlines the approach to producing a new animation which highlights the experiences of those living through the building safety crisis and the impact that it has had on their everyday life.
Callum Chomczuk, national director at CIH Scotland, and John Mills, head of housing services at Fife Council, showcase the signing of a new partnership agreement between the two organisations. A new partnership has today been launched by CIH Scotland and Fife Council setting out how they w
Pinsent Masons partner Katherine Metcalfe discusses the expansion of the Single Building Assessment programme. The Scottish Government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme
Frances Tait: Combustible cladding ban on high risk buildings in Scotland: What businesses need to know
Frances Tait, who works in the construction and engineering team at Womble Bond Dickinson, outlines the combustible cladding legislation changes set to be introduced in Scotland. Everyone's full attention has been on the Building Safety Bill (now the Building Safety Act 2022) receiving Royal Assent
Dr Lígia Teixeira: How could we define success for the Scottish Government’s strategy to end homelessness?
Ahead of Scotland's Housing Festival next week, Dr Lígia Teixeira from the Centre for Homelessness Impact discusses the Scottish Government’s strategy to end homelessness. By abolishing priority need in 2012, and adopting a policy of rapid rehousing by default, the Scottish Governm
Elizabeth Leighton: Scottish Government should guarantee warm homes and clean, affordable heat through increased support and new standards
Existing Homes Alliance Scotland director Elizabeth Leighton covers a new research report published today by the coalition on the regulations and support needed to decarbonise Scotland’s owner occupied homes. Skyrocketing energy prices are crippling many households’ finances, pushing ove
Andrew Kubski, director of development and asset management at WSHA, believes a pioneering housing project in Glasgow can offer insights for other projects wanting to procure and develop to the Passivhaus standard. West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) is currently developing the largest
TIS chief executive, Ilene Campbell, outlines the TIS and its members’ response to the Scottish Government’s Rented Sector Strategy consultation. The Tenants Information Service (TIS) recently welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation: A New Deal
In a joint effort with Ronnie MacRae, chief executive at Communities Housing Trust (CHT), Mike Staples, chief executive at South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH), shares examples of how communities use recycled buildings for placemaking, climate goals, and new housing supply. We have 43,00
Clan Childlaw, Scotland's law centre for children and young people, has highlighted concerns about proposed changes to homelessness legislation.
Detailing analysis in a quarterly report from Landmark Information Group, Richard Hepburn, managing director of Millar & Bryce, delivers a snapshot of the Scottish property market. 2021 was a challenging year for the Scottish property industry, so most of us were cautious in our hopes
Professor Mark Stephens and Dr Rod Hick explain the development of comparative housing research and suggest that care must be taken when seeking to learn lessons from other countries. In 1933 a delegation of councillors from Leeds visited Vienna seeking solutions to the city’s housing problem.
In the latest in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion blog series from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Paul Willis, Brian Beach and the DICE team from Housing LIN explain that housing schemes for older people help to alleviate loneliness, however,
Edinburgh Poverty Commission member and former Link Group chief executive Craig Sanderson makes the case for a clear definition of the term 'affordable' housing. As usual, David Bookbinder gets to the heart of an issue in his piece on 13th April - 'Talk of a unified rental sector is pie in the sky'.