CIH Scotland



Blog: A challenge that we must embrace together

Housing and social security have a central role to play in the Scottish Government’s programme for government 2015-16, published this week. CIH Scotland policy and practice officer Ashley Campbell takes a look at the detail.

Published 3 September 2015

Sturgeon reveals plans for rent controls with new Private Tenancies Bill

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.

Published 1 September 2015

Scottish Household Survey shows continued decline in social rented sector

An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes.

Published 27 August 2015

Scotland set to celebrate the work of outstanding housing professionals

The vital work that housing professionals and organisations carry out is to be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

Published 13 August 2015

Blog: Budget opens questions on Scottish spending priorities

CIH Scotland is considering how the Scotland Bill can be used to reflect Scottish public spending priorities, writes Annie Mauger, director of CIH’s national business units.

Published 10 July 2015

CIH Scotland asks members to help create a better social security system

CIH Scotland is seeking input from its members on how they think new powers in the Scotland Bill can improve social security in Scotland.

Published 1 July 2015

Scottish Housing Regulator welcomes new value for money report

The Scottish Housing Regulator has welcomed a new report contributing to the debate on what value for money means for tenants, social landlords and the housing sector in Scotland.

Published 29 June 2015

Report: Future tenants should be part of value for money considerations

Social landlords in Scotland should consider future tenants when analysing the value for money of what they do, according to a new report.

Published 23 June 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015

Scottish Government funded national scrutiny learning programme enters final year

Tenant scrutiny is increasingly a ‘talking point’ for housing in Scotland with the country having its own unique history in respect of the development of tenant engagement, tenant involvement and tenant participation.

Published 1 June 2015

Queen’s Speech – CIH Scotland laments Scotland Bill’s ‘lack of clarity’

CIH Scotland has expressed its concerns over the inclusion of the Scotland Bill in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Published 28 May 2015

CIH Scotland welcomes Scottish Government PRS tenancy consultation

Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

Published 13 May 2015

Politicians urged to recognise central role of housing in society

Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland board chair Keith Anderson has called on politicians to recognise the central role housing plays in society.

Published 11 March 2015

Urgent housing investment needed to address growing health and inequality crisis

Investment in housing should be seen as a preventative measure to seriously address the growing crisis in health and inequality in Scotland, the annual Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Glasgow will hear today.

Published 11 March 2015