Right to buy
New statistics revealing the number of affordable home approvals in Scotland show good early progress towards delivering the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the next five years, according to housing minister Kevin Stewart.
Published 13 September 2016
CIH is in a unique position to look at how housing policy is changing across the UK. With a policy presence in each nation it can take a look at the big picture. So what’s happening, what’s different, and what’s the same? Jon Barnes takes a look at the findings of CIH’s recent briefing for members.
Published 1 September 2016
Affordable housing provider Home Group has devised a way to help its customers overcome one of the biggest barriers to owning a place of their own – saving for a deposit while paying rent.
Published 23 August 2016
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for England to follow Scotland’s lead and scrap Right to Buy (RTB) after new figures revealed a sharp drop in the number of new homes councils were able to get underway to replace those sold off under the policy.
Published 12 August 2016
A welcome obituary for Right to Buy in Scotland, from Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown.
Published 2 August 2016
The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week.
Published 29 July 2016
The Right to Buy scheme has been outlined to be abolished under a bill due to be introduced later this year.
Published 30 June 2016
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was right in its criticism of the extended right to buy, says CIH policy adviser John Perry.
Published 17 May 2016
A report which raises a number of issues relating to plans to extend the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Published 3 May 2016
The UK government’s plan to extend Right to Buy discounts to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been described as “entirely speculative” by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Published 29 April 2016
BBC current affairs programme Scotland 2016 held a housing debate last night ahead of next week’s election for the Scottish Parliament.
Published 27 April 2016
Isle of Anglesey County Council has approved plans to suspend the Right to Buy scheme for five years in order to protect affordable rented housing.
Published 16 March 2016
The UK government’s extension of the Right to Buy (RTB) should be funded by central government rather than a levy on local councils, an influential committee of MPs said today.
Published 10 February 2016
Five housing associations in England have opened applications to allow tenants to own their own home under the UK government’s new Voluntary Right to Buy scheme.
Published 26 January 2016
Almost 7,000 council homes a year could be lost when right to buy is extended to housing associations in England if no extra funding is provided, according to new analysis.
Published 15 October 2015