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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

  • Welfare reform publications

    24/05/2013Policy and practice

    Welfare reform publications Welfare Reform Act – CIH briefing paper (April 2012) The impact of the Welfare Reform Bill – measures on affordability for low income private renting families (March 2012) Leading the market – a research report into

  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap

    04/06/2019News

    Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap CIH policy and practice officer, Sam Lister, reviews two recent significant developments around the benefit cap. 1. The UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment on whether the effect of the

  • Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Rebate 2013/14

    21 June 2013Books

    Guide to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Rebate 2013/14 Sam Lister and Martin Ward What's inside • The local housing allowance (LHA) national caps and size limits • The new social sector size criteria • The new household benefits cap, including

  • Welfare reform

    26/10/2011News

    CIH is campaigning hard on the administration side of the bill, not least because memories of the previous Housing Benefit administration collapse are still fresh. Back in 2001 the average wait for payment was 58 days and some claimants were waiting

  • No-go housing areas where there’s no one left to serve you your cappuccino

    18/02/2011News

    No-go housing areas where there’s no one left to serve you your cappuccino Sarah Webb, Chief Executive, talks about the effects the Welfare Reform Bill will have on Housing Benefit I’ve just recorded some comments for the BBC on David Cameron’s

  • Advisers get clearer view of migrant rights

    06/10/2010 News

    Advisers get clearer view of migrant rights A newly revised website that gives clear guidance on the housing rights of new migrants is formally launched today (6 October). The housing rights website www.housing-rights.info has proved immensely