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  • Tomorrow's world today

    01/06/2011Policy and practice

    Tomorrow's world today This publication is the outcome of a joint project between CIH and Orbit Group (with support from Just Housing), exploring how housing organisations will need to transform their businesses if they are to thrive and succeed in

  • Member briefing: The housing strategy November 2011

    24/11/2011Policy and practice

    Member briefing: The housing strategy November 2011 Laying the foundations: a housing strategy for England presents the government's intended direction for housing, its role in the wider economy and its contribution to social mobility. It sets out

  • The IMF, the economy and housing


    The study also shows that for every £1 of public investment in housing and construction government gets 56p back in the form of reduced benefits expenditure and increased tax income. As part of our influencing and lobbying work we will regularly

  • Preparing for HRA self-financing


    I raise the key issues that we’ve picked up on the road and make sure the CLG officials will come back in time. Then a quick coffee with CIPFA to talk about our new shared new web based platform ‘all you need to know about self financing’

  • Local authorities urged to back housing finance changes


    Helen McHale, chief executive of Stockport Homes, an arm's length management organisation, said the settlement might not be perfect, but was better than the current system, under which money is recycled among councils. “It's our job to make sure

  • Less regulation means more focus on value for money, landlords told


    “It fits perfectly within the localism agenda,” he said. “The democratic filter has to involve residents.”

  • Landlords promise to control costs in line with public spending squeeze


    “We have to show that every pound that's sent to us is best spent with us.” Too often, he added, the sector became bogged down with discussions on issues such as grant rates. “We need to make more than a case for housing,” said Mr Taylor, a

  • Investment in social housing plummets following three decade high


    In Scotland the draft budget prefigures a cut in housing and regeneration spending from £488m to £393m, a cash cut of 19 per cent. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations estimates that allowance for spending brought forward in 2010/11

  • Impact of £6bn savings on housing


    Impact of £6bn savings on housing Sarah Webb, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) commented on the impact on housing of the government’s £6.2 billion savings in 2010-11. Sarah Webb said: “These are difficult times, and

  • Guaranteed results?


    So guarantees don’t remove the financing constraints that housing organisations face – although they might ease them somewhat – but you still can’t borrow more than you can afford and you will still face limits in terms of the amount of loan