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  • What you need to know about government's plans to improve the private rented sector Subscription

    11/07/2018Policy and practice

    housing offences the landlord or agent must have received a criminal conviction for an offence, not just issued with a civil penalty immigration offences letting to someone who is not qualified to rent a property in this country due to their

  • TAI 2018: All of us

    8 May 2018General

    Presentations @ TAI 2018 Adrian Burke, First Choice Housing Associaion - Closer to Home Anne Vorre Hansen, Roskilde University, Denmark - Developing tenant democracy Ben Proctor, Satoria Lab - Data and data infrastructure Catherine May, Tyfu Tai

  • Focus on influencing: March 2018 Subscription

    06/04/2018Policy and practice

    A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready? A blog from Faye Greaves, as the Homelessness Reduction Act implementation date approaches Faye stresses the importance of everyone being part of a culture of prevention.Learn with us. Improve

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Take a look at our member only briefing What you need to know about the budget 2017 and watch head of policy Melanie Rees talking about what the budget means for housing and read Melanies blog on the Budget in Public Finance New publications,

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


    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,

  • 'We need to take a longer-term look at welfare'


    'We need to take a longer-term look at welfare' The chancellor made some welcome changes in last month's Budget – but many policies are still obstructing efforts to tackle homelessness and make sure people can access a decent home at a price they

  • Webinar follow up: Universal credit - what housing providers need to know (Northern Ireland) Subscription


    Webinar follow up: Universal credit - what housing providers need to know (Northern Ireland) Policy and practice officer Sam Lister, will explore key issues raised by the introduction of universal credit in Northern Ireland and help housing providers

  • 'The government must take a step back on universal credit.'


    These are all new to the DWP meaning that mistakes are much more likely. Like the poll tax before it, universal credit has become the Emperor’s new clothes. But unlike the poll tax the advantages claimed by ministers at least have some merit, they

  • Presentations from TAI 2017


    Presentations from TAI 2017 Here you'll find all the available pdf presentations from TAI 2017, including the development seminar Ian Williams Tradeswomen into maintenance Louise Button Julie Rawlinson-Smith Bethan Gladwyn Bron Lloyd - cooperative

  • Welfare Reform - the future can be brighter

    27 March 2017General

    29 March 2017, Manchester Event handbook Welfare - what's next? Sam Lister, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing Managing welfare reform Jonathan Horsfall, Debt Recovery Manager and Grainne Ward, Senior benefit and welfare