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  • Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit 2012/13

    14/05/2012Books

    Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit 2012/13 This edition covers all the new rules across the United Kingdom and contains many practical examples and over 80 useful tables for quick reference. The Guide has a strong reputation for clear,

  • Financial inclusion

    10/04/2013Policy and practice

    The current economic climate is more challenging than ever with rising unemployment Benefit caps and housing benefit reductions will mean many tenants on benefits experiencing a drop in income Introduction of direct payment housing benefit will also

  • Young people and housing - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/02/2011Policy and practice

    Young people and housing - Housing practice magazine Issue 13 Housing is a key issue for young people because without a secure place to live they are unlikely to succeed in being indpendent. This issue of housing practice is about the issues young

  • Community Cohesion and Housing

    10/01/2007Books

    Community Cohesion and Housing A cohesive community is one that is in a state of wellbeing, harmony and stability. This guide aims to help housing organisations, housing professionals and the residents they work with achieve more cohesive

  • Housing and the media

    07/03/2011News

    And, as if all that wasn’t bad enough – some elements of the media also choose to focus any housing stories they do run on either ‘benefit scroungers’ or ‘migrants stealing houses from local people’. Neither story has any basis in reality

  • Four of CIH’s most prominent figures named in top 50 power players’ list

    11/04/2012News

    Four of CIH’s most prominent figures named in top 50 power players’ list Over 200 of the UK’s most senior figures in housing – including politicians, leading academics, lawyers and housing chief executives – have ranked Sarah Webb, Paul

  • Denying tenants’ access to justice?

    04/03/2011News

    Denying tenants’ access to justice? Debbie Larner, Head of Professional Practice, discusses the Localism Bill's so-called ‘democratic filter’ and the effects it will have on tenants. One of the bits of the Localism Bill that may have escaped

  • A trainee's view from Northern Ireland

    05/03/2012News

    It would be exciting to see the UK lead the field in housing developments, in partnerships with landlords and academic institutions, collecting information that can be helped to build for the future. Housing spans all sectors and yet is often