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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

Housing awards hat-trick on the cards for North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council is up for three accolades at the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 22 February 2016

GHA helps pupils learn about housing and their community

School pupils in Glasgow are learning about housing and helping out their community at the same time thanks to GHA.

Published 16 February 2016

West Lothian Council nominated for two housing awards

West Lothian Council has been shortlisted in two categories for the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 15 February 2016

MPs criticise 'extremely questionable' housing association Right to Buy funding model

The UK government’s extension of the Right to Buy (RTB) should be funded by central government rather than a levy on local councils, an influential committee of MPs said today.

Published 10 February 2016

Court of Appeal rules ‘bedroom tax’ discriminatory

Judges in the Court of Appeal have declared the so-called bedroom tax discriminatory following legal challenges made by the family of a seriously disabled teenager and by a domestic violence victim.

Published 27 January 2016

England: Survey unveils grave concerns over ‘pay to stay’ among housing professionals

The UK government’s ‘pay to stay’ policy will discourage people living in social housing from increasing their earnings or finding work, housing professionals fear.

Published 30 November 2015

England: Housing associations reclassified as public sector by ONS

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has classified housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, leading to an estimated £60 billion increase in public sector net debt.

Published 2 November 2015

England: 7,000 council homes a year could be lost if right to buy funding gap isn’t closed

Almost 7,000 council homes a year could be lost when right to buy is extended to housing associations in England if no extra funding is provided, according to new analysis.

Published 15 October 2015

England: Plans to make social housing tenants who earn more pay higher rents

Higher earning tenants living in social housing in England will pay a higher level of rent to continue living there, under new proposals unveiled by the UK government.

Published 12 October 2015