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  • 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

    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,

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

    06/12/2017News

    '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

    01/11/2017News

    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.'

    30/10/2017News

    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

    04/05/2017News

    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

  • Welfare Reform - the future can be brighter

    24 March 2017General

    23 March 2017, CIH London office Conference handbook Presentations Welfare policy reform – what does the future hold Sam Lister, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing Managing welfare reform Emma Owens, regional customer

  • West Midlands resources

    15 December 2016General

    Reports and documents Housing in the West Midlands Housing in the West Midlands, headline statistics report. This document provides background information about housing and related challenges that the West Midlands region faces . The UK is facing

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Sam Lister, policy & practice officer attended a meeting in Wales to discuss ways of setting rents at levels that people can genuinely afford. Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and David Pipe, policy & practice officer attended a housing and