CIH



Heating contractors invited to bid for £600m social housing procurement framework

Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).

Published 13 June 2017

Blog: Government plans to extend ‘right to rent’ documents checks face legal challenge

CIH policy adviser John Perry says the impact of the 'right to rent' scheme needs an urgent review ahead of its planned roll-out across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 22 May 2017

Blog: Election 2017: what we're asking for on... welfare

As the build up to next month’s general election continues, CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister takes a closer look at what we’re asking for on welfare policy – one of our key election priorities.

Published 10 May 2017

University of Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre

The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system.

Published 11 April 2017

Gap between LHA and rents putting private rents 'out of reach'

The gap between the help with housing costs that young, single people in the private sector get and their rents is making housing virtually inaccessible, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has revealed.

Published 31 March 2017

Gypsy sites ‘should be central part of tackling housing crisis’, says CIH report

Providing Gypsy and Traveller sites should be made a central part of tackling the UK’s housing crisis, according to a new report.

Published 14 December 2016

Forth Valley empty homes officer shortlisted for Robina Goodlad Excellence Award

A Forth Valley empty homes officer who has led efforts to bring empty homes back to use as affordable housing has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Published 14 October 2016

Blog: Tackling discrimination in housing

There is no doubt that the introduction of document checks has increased the incentive for landlords to discriminate. So what can be done? CIH policy adviser John Perry explains.

Published 28 September 2016

SFHA condemns DWP’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ position on supported accommodation

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that proposed changes to its policy on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will apply to all tenants in supported housing, not only those with new tenancies.

Published 26 September 2016

Blog: Looking at the big policy picture

CIH is in a unique position to look at how housing policy is changing across the UK. With a policy presence in each nation it can take a look at the big picture. So what’s happening, what’s different, and what’s the same? Jon Barnes takes a look at the findings of CIH’s recent briefing for members.

Published 1 September 2016

Blog: What can we learn from affordable housing in India?

Following a trip to India earlier this year, CIH South East international group's Vipul Thacker guest blogs about what we can learn from the country's efforts to improve its affordable housing offer.

Published 29 July 2016

Blog: Justified criticism of Right to Buy extension

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was right in its criticism of the extended right to buy, says CIH policy adviser John Perry.

Published 17 May 2016

LHA fails to align with private sector rents, warns CIH

Tenants who receive the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) face an increasingly widening gap between the help with their housing costs and the actual rent they pay, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has found.

Published 13 May 2016

CIH welcomes Public Account Committee’s Right to Buy report

A report which raises a number of issues relating to plans to extend the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 3 May 2016

Ross Fraser to step down as HouseMark chief executive

HouseMark chief executive Ross Fraser has announced his plan to step down from his role in January 2017 at the age of 60.

Published 29 March 2016