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  • Webinar recap: The social housing green paper Subscription

    03/10/2018News

    Webinar recap: The social housing green paper CIH head of policy Melanie Rees and CIH policy and practice officer David Pipe discuss the content of the green paper with fellow CIH members to help shape our response to government. If you missed it,

  • CIH: right to buy should be suspended as new figures reveal sales continue to outstrip replacements

    13/09/2018News

    CIH: right to buy should be suspended as new figures reveal sales continue to outstrip replacements Figures released today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have revealed that 2,452 homes were sold by councils in England

  • Government has made right decision on funding for short-term supported housing says CIH

    09/08/2018News

    Government has made right decision on funding for short-term supported housing says CIH Responding to the government’s announcement that funding for all supported housing will continue to be covered by the welfare system, Chartered Institute of

  • Focus on influencing: June 2018 Subscription

    17/07/2018Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, chaired the Social Housing conference Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a TCPA roundtable to discuss the National Planning Policy Framework and affordable housing Faye attended the launch

  • 'The letting agency industry badly needs professionalising.'

    09/04/2018News

    This too is very welcome, although the exact details of the ban are still being worked out. A draft Tenant Fees Bill was published in November. It proposes a complete ban on fees for things like drawing up tenancy agreements and to cover the cost of

  • Latest housing survey reveals 'huge changes' of last decade

    29/01/2018News

    One thing is already clear though – and the English Housing Survey stats back that up - the mix of homes will have to include a significant amount of the cheapest rented homes if we’re going to really make progress. Melanie Rees is head of policy

  • Top five things to look out for in housing in 2018

    15/01/2018News

    Looking at the early adopters of the new legislation it’s clear that the right organisational culture plays a crucial part in delivering better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as our policy and practice officer Faye

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive met

  • 2017: a year in review by CIH's policy and practice team

    18/12/2017News

    Neither too has it done anything to alleviate the effects of the benefit cap, which our latest research highlighted again in November, a year on since the lower cap was introduced. Even the changes to Universal Credit, though they are welcome,