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  • Tenant scrutiny - Housing Practice Subscription

    24/02/2012Policy and practice

    Tenant scrutiny - Housing Practice Issue 19 Social landlords have been involving and consulting with their tenants for many years. However, increasingly many are now going further and giving tenants the power to challenge them on their performance

  • Scottish Civil Courts Review Consultation Response

    03/03/2008Policy and practice

    Scottish Civil Courts Review Consultation Response The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Scottish Civil Courts Review consultation. The response will focus only on those areas of the

  • Policy & practice focus summer 2011 Subscription

    17/06/2011Policy and practice

    Policy & practice focus summer 2011 The summer edition of Policy & practice focus looks at the latest news in the housing sector and forthcoming work from CIH ahead of our annual conference. This edition includes: The new ASB standard for housing

  • Housing Pact - England

    21/06/2011Policy and practice

    Housing Pact - England Delivering our commitments The Housing Pact 2010 saw the sector come together to make several commitments to government of how we would work to provide more decent housing that delivered for local communities - in relation to

  • Going local - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/12/2010Policy and practice

    Going local - Housing practice magazine Issue 12 This edition of housing practice explores how, working with residents, housing providers can respond to local issues and improve local accountability. In England, this is encapsulated in the 'localism'

  • Public service reform

    19/10/2012Policy and practice

    The Coalition government has launched radical reforms to local government and to housing through the Localism Act, as well as proposing wider, cross-government reform in its Open Public Services White Paper in 2011. One aspect of the white paper is

  • Localism

    09/07/2012Policy and practice

    The scrapping of Regional Spatial Strategies, which had set out regional targets for house building, but the instigation of a new duty to cooperate across neighbouring local authority areas Introduction of the ‘New Homes Bonus’ to provide

  • South East Conference news - Take advantage of localism and big society, landlords told

    06/03/2012News

    South East Conference news - Take advantage of localism and big society, landlords told Housing associations can be pioneers of localism in their communities and exploit the government’s enthusiasm for the Big Society to gain wider recognition for

  • Local housing allowance report welcomed

    31/03/2010News

    We hope that these will now be taken forward by Government." *ENDS* The Work and Pensions Committee report on the Local Housing Allowance published on 30 March 2010 is available at

  • Localism will challenge housing growth in South East

    10/03/2011News

    Localism will challenge housing growth in South East Proposals in the Localism Bill to drop house building targets and give communities more power to influence local housing development could cut much needed development in the South East. Speakers at