New housing agency to boost housebuilding in England

A new national housing agency has been launched in England to replace the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and help boost Westminster’s efforts to deliver the homes the country needs.

Published 12 January 2018

CIH vice president commits to continue domestic abuse campaign

Just months into his time as CIH vice president Jim Strang has pledged to continue the efforts of current president Alison Inman to tackle domestic abuse when he becomes president in 2018.

Published 29 November 2017

Chancellor announces £1.5bn package to improve Universal Credit

The UK government has announced significant changes to Universal Credit including scrapping the seven day waiting period before a person can apply.

Published 23 November 2017

New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

Published 21 November 2017

Housing associations in England reclassified as private bodies

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reversed its decision to classify housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, allowing their estimated £70 billion debt to be removed from the UK government's balance sheet.

Published 16 November 2017

Major new CIH project aims to ‘rethink’ the future of social housing

A major new project which will combine original research and engagement with the sector, tenants, politicians and the public to explore fundamental questions about the future of social housing has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 16 November 2017

£600m heating services procurement framework promises big energy savings for Scottish social landlords

A new specialist heating services procurement framework specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish social housing sector has been launched, offering participating social landlords the opportunity to achieve major improvements in energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy bills.

Published 6 November 2017

Benefit cap 'pushing thousands into poverty' on anniversary of its introduction

Ahead of the anniversary of the introduction of the benefit cap, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned it is pushing people into poverty and putting them at risk of homelessness.

Published 2 November 2017

PM announces plans for energy price cap in housing filled speech to conference

Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs.

Published 5 October 2017

England: Welfare policy undermines efforts of councils and housing associations to tackle homelessness

The vast majority of councils and housing associations in England believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research.

Published 21 September 2017

Blog: A year to remember for CIH president Julie Fadden

As she prepares to hand over the reins to Alison Inman, CIH speaks to Julie Fadden to find out what she’s enjoyed most about being president, her biggest achievements and her hopes for her legacy.

Published 1 September 2017

CIH issues homelessness warning amid new benefit cap statistics

The latest benefit cap statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show there is a need for the UK government to re-look at welfare policies, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.

Published 4 August 2017

Parkhead chief Jim Strang elected as next CIH vice president

Jim Strang has described becoming the next vice president of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as the “greatest achievement of his career to date” after winning an election of the organisation’s members.

Published 3 August 2017

Insolvency proceedings initiated for CIH Consultancy

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has announced that its consultancy business is to be made insolvent due to a “difficult financial landscape”.

Published 3 August 2017

100 heating contractors bidding for £600m social housing procurement framework

With less than a week to go to submit bids, one hundred specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by Procurement for Housing Scotland (PfH Scotland).

Published 11 July 2017