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  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Take a look at our member only briefing What you need to know about the budget 2017 and watch head of policy Melanie Rees talking about what the budget means for housing and read Melanies blog on the Budget in Public Finance New publications,

  • Focus on influencing: October 2017 Subscription

    14/11/2017Policy and practice

    Following a number of recent government announcements Melanie Rees has written a blog taking stock of the progress the government has made to date on the things we asked for in our budget submission. You can also see Melanie and Steve Hayes,

  • Focus on influencing: December 2018 Subscription

    11/12/2018Policy and practice

    Improving housing standards CIHs policy and practice officer David Pipe was featured on BBC Look East, talking about improving standards in social housing see (3mins 50 seconds) New publications, blogs and webinars CIH

  • Focus on influencing: September 2017 Subscription

    05/10/2017Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Melanie Rees, head of policy attended

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, chaired the Social Housing conference Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a TCPA roundtable to discuss the National Planning Policy Framework and affordable housing Faye attended the launch

  • Focus on influencing: July 2017 Subscription

    11/08/2017Policy and practice

    Sector showcase fixed term tenancies, a look at how organisations are using the tenancies several years after their introduction What you need to know about research, help and guidelines if you are carrying out a research project Five ways to help

  • Our housing hopes for 2019


    Only 4629 new homes for the lowest ‘social’ rents were built in 2017/18 and, since right to buy discounts were increased in April 2012, 72,929 homes have been sold at huge discounts, with only 20,746 started or acquired to replace them. We’re

  • New annual housing supply figures 'still a long way short of where we need to be' says CIH


    New annual housing supply figures 'still a long way short of where we need to be' says CIH New figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional

  • New project to examine how social housing is allocated


    By understanding better what is happening now, and the reasons behind that, we’re aiming to open a debate about how things could be improved – and how we can get to a place where social housing is allocated in a way that allows it to play a

  • Webinar recap: The social housing green paper Subscription


    Webinar recap: The social housing green paper CIH head of policy Melanie Rees and CIH policy and practice officer David Pipe discuss the content of the green paper with fellow CIH members to help shape our response to government. If you missed it,