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  • Where is housing heading?


    After Vidhya’s essay, we have more planned – on homeownership from Peter Williams and on how the economy affects our housing options from Alex Marsh.  By the time of the election we hope to have published about one essay per month on different

  • The designated person: Frequently asked questions

    10/12/2012Policy and practice

    The designated person: Frequently asked questions From 1 April 2013, the Localism Act 2011 will put in place new arrangements for dealing with complaints by social tenants against their landlords. Councillors, tenant panels and MPs (“designated

  • What you need to know about planning and the Localism Act Subscription

    29/07/2013Policy and practice

    What you need to know about planning and the Localism Act The Localism Act in November 2011 introduced legislation which aims to shift decision making and power from central government to local communities. One of the key areas in the Act is the

  • Tenure reform - England

    17/04/2013Policy and practice

    Tenure reform - England Latest news The government has now introduced new flexibilities for housing providers to offer new tenants a tenancy for a fixed term, where they choose to do so. Where providers use these new flexibilities, they are 

  • Housing Pact - England

    02/08/2010Policy and practice

    Housing Pact - England Making the case for housing In 2010, CIH's annual conference saw the sector come together to make several commitments to government of how we would work to provide more decent housing that delivered for local communities - in