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  • Welfare reform publications

    24/05/2013Policy and practice

    Welfare reform publications Welfare Reform Act – CIH briefing paper (April 2012) The impact of the Welfare Reform Bill – measures on affordability for low income private renting families (March 2012) Leading the market – a research report into

  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap

    04/06/2019News

    Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap CIH policy and practice officer, Sam Lister, reviews two recent significant developments around the benefit cap. 1. The UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment on whether the effect of the

  • It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness

    09/05/2019News

    It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness On the day that Crisis launches its Cover the Cost campaign, CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister explains that thousands of private renters on lower incomes are facing poverty

  • Boosting affordable housing: could revenue support help?

    14/03/2019Policy and practice

    screening out households with non-dependants and 10 awards that were exceptionally high or low.Acknowledgements The Chartered Institute of Housing thanks the following for their comments on a draft of this paper: John Bibby and Matthew Warburton,

  • Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Rebate 2013/14

    21 June 2013Books

    Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Rebate 2013/14 Sam Lister and Martin Ward What's inside • The local housing allowance (LHA) national caps and size limits • The new social sector size criteria • The new household benefits cap, including

  • Supported housing and housing related support

    11/04/2013Policy and practice

    CIH Member briefing Universal Credit and supported housing - update DWP consulted on the application of Universal Credit for supported housing in July 2011; specifically this was concerned with how housing support costs would be administered,

  • Welfare reform

    26/10/2011News

    CIH is campaigning hard on the administration side of the bill, not least because memories of the previous Housing Benefit administration collapse are still fresh. Back in 2001 the average wait for payment was 58 days and some claimants were waiting

  • No-go housing areas where there’s no one left to serve you your cappuccino

    18/02/2011News

    No-go housing areas where there’s no one left to serve you your cappuccino Sarah Webb, Chief Executive, talks about the effects the Welfare Reform Bill will have on Housing Benefit I’ve just recorded some comments for the BBC on David Cameron’s

  • Advisers get clearer view of migrant rights

    06/10/2010 News

    Advisers get clearer view of migrant rights A newly revised website that gives clear guidance on the housing rights of new migrants is formally launched today (6 October). The housing rights website www.housing-rights.info has proved immensely