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The passing of the Scottish Budget 2024/25 at Holyrood yesterday will perpetuate housing inequality across the country and limit the number of new homes coming forward across all tenures, sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned. The Budget includes more than £1.3 billion for the W

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Claims by the Scottish Government that progress is being made towards ending homelessness and building social housing look like an attempt to gaslight the Scottish public, Shelter Scotland told MSPs in Parliament yesterday. The housing charity made the claim after new figures showed local government

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An open letter published today is urging the First Minister to think again about the cuts being proposed to the 2024-25 budgets for housing and planning. The call comes the day before the Scottish Parliament votes on the draft Scottish Budget for the year ahead and follows the findings of independen

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A new Housing Professionalism Commitment that aims to encourage housing organisations to publicly demonstrate how they will support ongoing education and continuing professional development (CPD) at all levels in their organisation has been launched by CIH Scotland.

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CIH Scotland has published a new paper to ensure that the voices of housing practitioners are reflected in upcoming legislation. The Scottish Government is expected to introduce a new Housing Bill ahead of the Parliament’s summer recess which is anticipated to cover some of the commitments set

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Callum Chomczuk, the national director for Scotland at the CIH, looks ahead to the next 12 months in housing and calls on sector professionals to prioritise the dual challenges of housing supply and homelessness services. We ended 2023 with a devastating headline for the sector. We all wanted to see

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CIH Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on a review of the Housing for Varying Needs (HfVN) design guide. First published in 1998, the revised HfVN standards will only apply to new affordable housing delivered through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) and ac

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Gavin Smith, chair of the CIH Scotland Board and service manager at Fife Council, reflects on the Autumn Statement and what it means for the private rented sector. On 22 November the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement that Local

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Callum Chomczuk, director of CIH Scotland, underlines the importance of housing for domestic abuse victims and survivors, and highlights the current 16 days of activism campaign about gender-based violence. Statistically speaking all of us will likely know someone who has experienced - or is ex

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University of Glasgow housing student Kevin Howe has received a prestigious award for his work outlining the implications of rent controls in the private rented sector. Kevin, who is studying for an MSc in housing studies, was awarded the Malcolm Smith Memorial Award by CIH Scotland. The accolade, j

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