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  • Focus on influencing: October 2017 Subscription

    14/11/2017Policy and practice

    We will be responding to the consultation, if you would like to contribute to our response please contact Melanie Rees by Friday 15 December. Northern Ireland Following the publication and launch of the CIH Northern Ireland report Impact of welfare

  • What you need to know about the party conferences 2017 Subscription

    05/10/2017Policy and practice

    Mr Corbyn announced a number of other proposals which Labour would implement if the party was in power, including: Ensuring that every home is fit for human habitation Introducing rent controls Taxing undeveloped land held by developers and

  • 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: 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

  • Focus on influencing April 2017 Subscription

    27/04/2017Policy and practice

    The role of housing in effective hospital discharge, a free briefing Changes to starter homes represents a significant shift, a blog from David Pipe Understanding hoarding, a webinar Fixed term tenancies how and why are they being used, a webinar

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Higher value sales levy Gavin Barwell has written to local authorities to tell them that the higher value asset sales levy which is intended to fund the extended right to buy for housing association tenants -will not be applied for the next financial

  • Focus on influencing October 2016 Subscription

    11/10/2016Policy and practice

    This annual publication provides a comprehensive range of housing statistics and interesting articles. Visit the new website to find out more. Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of

  • Focus on influencing: August 2016 Subscription

    04/08/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended the South East home ownership group meeting to discuss a code of practice and charter for shared ownership Sarah attended a housing and ageing alliance meeting which was also attended by

  • Focus on influencing: July 2016 Subscription

    07/07/2016Policy and practice

    Melanie Rees, head of policy, spoke at the CIH/Orbit Service Matters event Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, met with DCLG to discuss homelessness practitioner support Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, attended a CIH/HCA meeting Terrie

  • Scottish Housing Matters - Summer 2016 Subscription

    07/07/2016Policy and practice

    CIHs view is that the thresholds above which rent will be increased are too low and that many households who cannot reasonably be classed as high earners will be affected. For example, a couple who each work 40 hours per week on the new national