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  • Government planning and spending

    12/06/2012Policy and practice

    Government planning and spending Latest newsCIH has produced a number of briefings covering recent budgets, CSR announcements and coalition plans. They cover the key issues for housing and include CIH’s analysis of the plans. The Budet 2012 has

  • We just don’t have enough homes

    17/03/2011News

    At the CIH South East conference, Richard McCarthy admitted that we have funding problems, with “significantly less public expenditure”on housing. However, he emphasised that the government was trying to create the conditions for growth and had a

  • The Bank of England Inflation Report and housing

    09/08/2012News

    It played a key role in our recovery from the 1930’s recession and has the potential to perform the same role again. And of course housing investment could also play a big part in beginning to address the massive housing supply crisis we face.

  • Housing benefit reforms create risks for most vulnerable

    23/06/2010News

    “In the social housing sector, with over 50 per cent of tenants of working age not in employment or training, this could place landlords in an untenable position – being asked to house the most vulnerable but facing the prospect of large scale

  • CIH response to Budget 2010: housing finance reforms tantalisingly close

    24/03/2010News

    CIH response to Budget 2010: housing finance reforms tantalisingly close The last budget before the general election continued to offer good news for many people keen to get on the housing ladder and security for many homeowners needing help to avoid

  • CIH President warns housing crisis set to deepen

    22/06/2010News

    CIH President warns housing crisis set to deepen Howard Farrand, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), warned that the housing crisis is set to deepen ahead of today’s emergency Budget, with funding set to be cut for housing

  • CIH fears loss of skills and capacity in housing and local government

    30/11/2011News

    CIH fears loss of skills and capacity in housing and local government Squeeze on public sector risks loss of vital capacity to housing and communities. Grainia Long, Interim Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) commented on the

  • CIH expresses concern over HRA U-turn

    21/03/2012News

    Previous attempts by the housing sector have revealed the administrative and tax hurdles but also highlighted the absolute drive and appetite for new models of funding within our sector. We urge government to continue to work with us and our members

  • CIH comments on budget 2011

    23/03/2011News

    CIH comments on budget 2011 The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has welcomed today’s budget announcement of a new £250m to help first time buyers get a foot on the property ladder. 12,000 NEW HOMES – WILL YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BE ABLE TO

  • CIH chief executive challenges ‘lazy consensus’ and outlines her vision for housing in first ever Guardian Housing Network video interview

    16/04/2012News

    CIH chief executive challenges ‘lazy consensus’ and outlines her vision for housing in first ever Guardian Housing Network video interview Grainia Long, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), discusses the immediate and