Terrie Alafat The latest benefit cap statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show there is a need for the UK government to re-look at welfare policies, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.
James Strang Jim Strang has described becoming the next vice president of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as the “greatest achievement of his career to date” after winning an election of the organisation’s members.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has announced that its consultancy business is to be made insolvent due to a “difficult financial landscape”. A profit-making body which was purchased in 2007, the CIH Consultancy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the CIH and any of its profits are reinvest
With less than a week to go to submit bids, one hundred specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by Procurement for Housing Scotland (PfH Scotland). The framework is specifically desi
James Strang Voting for the next Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) vice president has officially opened as the two shortlisted candidates were revealed.
A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. The UK government proposal to remove the fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector will be published as a draft bill for further scrutiny.
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). The new fra
John Perry 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.
Sam Lister 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.
Professor Ken Gibb 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.
Terrie Alafat 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.
Terrie Alafat Providing Gypsy and Traveller sites should be made a central part of tackling the UK’s housing crisis, according to a new report.
Allyson Allison with an earlier 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.
John Perry 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.
Mary Taylor 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.