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  • Take advantage of strong growth and invest in Irish social housing says CIH


    The government says it may spend some of the savings on income tax cuts, and yesterday Minister for State at the Department of the Environment Paudie Coffey confirmed that the budget will contain incentives to construct new homes . But is this the

  • UK Housing Review 2016 Briefing Paper

    30/06/2016Policy and practice See inside the front cover for details of how to obtain your copy of the full UK Housing Review 2016. Published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. The authors and CIH are grateful to the Scottish Government, the Welsh

  • What you need to know about Scotland's draft budget... Subscription

    21/12/2015Policy and practice

    We expect that this process will be used to establish a more long term approach to the delivery of social security in Scotland and look forward to working with the Scottish Government on the development of a new system tailored to local needs.

  • Rural housing issues in Northern Ireland


    However on-going problems with latent demand testing, land availability and investment levels for new social housing provision will need to be addressed in order to avoid higher levels of unmet need. Moving planning responsibility to councils (from

  • Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members Subscription

    02/07/2014Policy and practice

    Procurement as the means to an end. Plan early and often, and invest in the right people, processes and principles. Focus on enabling desired outcomes, and collaborate to share costs, expertise and enhanced benefits. Active asset management is a

  • CIH NI response to the draft DSD budget 2015-16

    17/12/2014Policy and practice

    With the new targeting tool primarily used instead of self-referral, the project better meets a primary aim of the Fuel Poverty Strategy to target available resources on those vulnerable households who are most in need of help and thereby warrants

  • New build figures welcome but case for greater investment remains, says CIH Scotland


    New build figures welcome but case for greater investment remains, says CIH Scotland Commenting on the latest Scottish Government figures on the Affordable Housing Supply Programme, CIH Scotland Director Alan Ferguson said: “It’s good to see the

  • Spain: seven years after the housing bubble burst


    These included more protection for consumers in cases of mortgages on their first residence, and in the law of leases a decrease in the protection of tenants, seeking to encourage landlords to let their empty properties. Also in 2013, for the first

  • CIH welcomes ambitious Irish budget for social housing


    “It is also good to see the government will use the tax system to incentivise standards, by extending the home renovation scheme to landlords. This sector is the fastest growing of all tenures and it’s vital that tenants have consistent property

  • Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members Subscription


    Unblocking Housing Supply: new CIH NI report for members This new report aims to summarise the views that were expressed at Unblocking Housing Supply, the most recent event from CIH NI to explore how we can build more homes, and to suggest next