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  • What you need to know about the next stages of universal credit rollout Subscription

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    eligibility calculation of awards payment methods For those needing much more detailed guidance, our Help with Housing Costs guide is published annually in collaboration with Shelter. It is available for purchase from Shelters website. Chartered

  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap

    04/06/2019News

    First, it applies the cap to those that it already accepts cannot reasonably be expected to look for work for the time being. In fact, these are the same reasons why DWP accept that a person can qualify for out-of-work benefits at all! Second, as we

  • Practical implications of universal credit - Part two: calculation of awards

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    Claimants in Scotland can also choose to have the housing costs element of their claim separated out and paid directly to their landlord.

  • Practical implications of universal credit - Part three: payment methods

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    In addition to this a further amount can also be deducted from the remainder of their claim and added to the amount paid to the landlord, as a means of paying down the arrears that have already been accrued. This is equivalent to third party

  • Practical implications of universal credit - Part one: eligibility

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    Although technically the housing element of UC is not reduced when a sanction is applied, in practice claimants are unlikely to see this distinction. They simply receive a reduced amount with which to pay their rent and all other living expenses.

  • CIH Scotland submission on support for housing costs

    19/03/2019Policy and practice

    CIH Scotland submission on support for housing costs CIH Scotland has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee on support for housing costs. You can read the submission below. What's inside

  • Government has no moral ground to maintain benefit cap

    13/03/2019News

    Increase cap levels in line with inflation.  But we would go further still; our recent work on domestic violence demonstrates that women escaping domestic violence can often be affected by the cap as soon as they move out. This is clearly

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

    30 January 2019Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice CIH scheme code 3H14 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level.

  • CIH Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice

    7 December 2018Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice CIH scheme code 3H15 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level. The

  • CIH joins calls for a fairer deal for renters

    10/09/2018News

    We hope this review will be the start of a cross-party and cross-stakeholder conversation.” The review calls for the introduction of a landlord and letting agent register, and suggests a new ‘Property MOT’ as a way to bring together and