Susanne Webster As the national rollout of digital smart meters gets underway, Susanne Webster, policy and practice co-ordinator at CIH Scotland blogs about the potential impact and how the new meters can help us all make smarter energy choices.
Panellists during the hustings (from left) Jim Eadie, Scottish National Party; Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green Party; Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrats; Alex Johnston, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Ken Macintosh, Scottish Labour Party CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of
Nicola Barclay Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.
Annie Mauger In the build up to the 2016 Scottish elections, Annie Mauger, executive director for the devolved nations at CIH, blogs on what we are asking of the election candidates in our Agenda for Change and what housing questions you might want to ask your local candidate too.
Kirsty Wells As legislation to implement the integration of health and social care in Scotland comes into force today, housing professionals are being encouraged to participate in a new Housing, Health and Social Care club to discuss the potential implications for the Scottish housing sector.
The number of affordable homes delivered by the end of December 2015 rose by 19 per cent on the previous year, officials figures have confirmed. A quarterly statistical publication from the Scottish Government confirmed that the government’s 30,000 affordable homes target was surpassed during the
CIH Scotland director Annie Mauger and Landlord Accreditation Scotland chair John Blackwood mark launch of new ‘Let Well’ programme at the CIH Scotland Annual Conference A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.
CIH Scotland has today launched an Agenda for Change, outlining a series of recommendations to improve Scotland’s housing system across five key policy areas. Launched at CIH Scotland’s Annual Conference in Edinburgh in anticipation of the forthcoming Scottish Parliament elections in May of this
Alex Neil meets apprentices at the Kilsyth development A new £50 million infrastructure fund which aims to speed up the construction of thousands of new affordable and private homes has been unveiled by the Scottish Government.
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.
The number of homes being built in Scotland is significantly lower than Scottish Government targets and does not meet current demands, according to new research. A report by property consultancy JLL has concluded that Scotland faces an “enormous challenge” to build the homes needed for a growing
Mike Bruce Bathgate-based Weslo Housing Management was among the first Scottish social landlords to branch out into the private rented housing sector. In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Weslo chief executive Mike Bruce offers some words of wisdom for others who are considering crossing the divide