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  • How to... help tenants manage their money

    17/09/2012Policy and practice

    How to... help tenants manage their money Helping tenants to manage their money makes sense for everyone. Housing providers get reduced levels of rent arrears, fewer housing management issues, lower tenancy turnover and tenants can get on with their

  • Financial inclusion

    10/04/2013Policy and practice

    The current economic climate is more challenging than ever with rising unemployment Benefit caps and housing benefit reductions will mean many tenants on benefits experiencing a drop in income Introduction of direct payment housing benefit will also

  • Making it fit: a guide to preparing for the social size criteria

    13/06/2012Policy and practice

    Making it fit: a guide to preparing for the social size criteria The Welfare Reform Act 2012 represents the biggest change to social welfare in the last 60 years. The changes planned will have a significant impact on social landlords and their

  • Improving financial inclusion and capability in social housing

    04/04/2011Policy and practice

    Improving financial inclusion and capability in social housing Sponsored by the Money Advice Service and Barclays, this publication includes positive practice in financial inclusion, shares the lessons CIH have learned in helping to develop this work

  • Future options for rents and rent setting

    12/09/2012Policy and practice

    Future options for rents and rent setting Changes in policy and funding for affordable housing have created uncertainty about the future of rents and rent setting. The current dual system - rent restructuring and Affordable Rent - may be subject to

  • Financial inclusion - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/06/2009Policy and practice

    Financial inclusion - Housing practice magazine Issue 3 Financial Inclusion is having the ability to access appropriate financial products and services. If a person doesn’t have access to these products and services then they may be excluded from

  • Guide to Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit 2011-2012

    01/06/2011Books

    Guide to Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit 2011-2012 This edition covers all the new rules across the United Kingdom and contains many practical examples and over 80 useful tables for quick reference. The Guide has a strong reputation for clear,

  • Rent setting - England

    13/09/2012Policy and practice

    Rent setting - England Latest newsRecently the coalition government has begun exploring ways in social landlords could set different levels of rent for different tenants. This includes: The introduction of 'affordable rent' - rent set at up to 80% of

  • A new policy for social housing rents

    01/08/2011Policy and practice

    Setting a national target average rent; The creation of target rents across 9 types and sizes of home and the 22 local authorities; To allow landlords to charge higher rents for more energy efficient dwellings; Where landlords choose to charge above

  • Social and affordable housing: Issue of rents and rent setting

    21/09/2012News

    How the rent is set matters to tenants – is it affordable, do I have certainty on what I’ll be paying, can I make choices? It matters to landlords – can I provide the right products, can I secure funding, will I be competitive in the market I