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

Parkhead chief executive shortlisted to be next CIH vice president

Voting for the next Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) vice president has officially opened as the two shortlisted candidates were revealed.

Published 10 July 2017

Queen’s Speech: Plan to bring English letting fees in line with Scotland

A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.

Published 22 June 2017

Heating contractors invited to bid for £600m social housing procurement framework

Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).

Published 13 June 2017

Blog: Government plans to extend ‘right to rent’ documents checks face legal challenge

CIH policy adviser John Perry says the impact of the 'right to rent' scheme needs an urgent review ahead of its planned roll-out across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 22 May 2017