Access a range of briefings, consultation documents and reports which provide detailed industry information and housing statistics.

NEW 25 Feb 2021

Internal market act briefing

The UK Internal market act could have a wide range of implications for trade between UK nations. Get the latest insight on the implication in this briefing by the Institute for Government.

In December 2020, the UK Internal market act passed into law. The act attempts to eliminate trade barriers between UK nations following the UK departure from the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union on 1st January 2021.

Community Housing Cymru, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Chartered Institute of Housing commissioned the Institute for Government to provide a briefing to outline the impact of the final act on the devolved settlement, with an exploration of some of the types of issues that could be affected, including construction.

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Member only 25 Feb 2021

What you need to know about preventing homelessness in Scotland

This member briefing summarises the recommendations of Scotland's Prevention Review Group which was established to consider options to introduce legal duties for local authorities or other public bodies to prevent homelessness.

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Free 24 Feb 2021

Coronavirus Act 2020 and Protection from Eviction Provisions

Our factsheet on protection from eviction has been updated to take account of recent developments.

NEW 22 Feb 2021

Consultation response on the 2021-22 Draft Budget: CIH Northern Ireland

Read the detail of CIH North Ireland's response to draft 2021-22 budget proposals by the Department of Finance.

This is a response to the consultation by the Department of Finance on the 21-22 Draft Budget by CIH Northern Ireland. In our response to the consultation, CIH Northern Ireland made clear its firm view that social justice should be at the heart of the 21/22 budget, by ensuring funding is appropriately targeted at those sectors and groups in greatest need.

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Free 18 Feb 2021

National planning framework 4 position statement

CIH Scotland responds to a call for views on the Scottish Government's National planning framework 4 position statement

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Member only 16 Feb 2021

Focus on influencing Scotland: February 2021

This publication provides a round up of recent Scottish briefings, consultation responses and member updates.

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Member only 11 Feb 2021

What you need to know about the independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

The independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland was published on 3 February. This member briefing summarises the main findings and the implications for housing.

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Free 09 Feb 2021

How housing organisations are supporting homeschooling

A round-up of innovative ways housing organisations are providing support for homeschooling the children of tenants and staff.

Coronavirus lockdowns mean most children are continuing their studies from home. However, many children face issues with accessing IT equipment, internet connectivity, and missing out on the social aspect of school. This good practice note looks at how housing organisations are working to support children and their families.

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Member only 05 Feb 2021

What you need to know about the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021/22 - 2025/26

The Scottish Government published the Infrastructure Investment Plan on 4 February 2021. This member briefing outlines funding plans for affordable housing, energy efficicncy and adaptations over the next five years.

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Free 04 Feb 2021

Scotland housing awards 2021 - good practice compendium

Sharing the lessons learned from the finalists of Scotland housing awards 2021 - be it tenant engagement, excellence in customer service or what it takes to be an outstanding housing professional.

A source of inspiration and a useful tool for practitioners across Scotland.

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Member only 01 Feb 2021

What you need to know about the Unsuitable Accommodation Order Guidance

In May 2020 the Unsuitable Accommodation Order was extended to all homeless households in Scotland. This briefing summarises various amendments that have been introduced and new Scottish Government guidance setting out how the changes should be implemented.

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Member only 28 Jan 2021

What you need to know about the draft Scottish Budget 2021-22

This member briefing summarises the Scottish Government's draft budget for 2021-22.

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Member only 27 Jan 2021

What you need to know: new immigration rules after Brexit

This briefing for CIH Scotland members explains new rules around eligibility for support with housing and homelessness and access to benefits following the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Free 26 Jan 2021

Joint letter to Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

In this joint letter, an alliance of advocacy, support and housing organisations call on the Scottish Government to invest in affordble housing supply.

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Free 26 Jan 2021

CIH response to MHCLG consultation on supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure

CIH has responded to the consultation which comes at a time of great change for high streets and town centres.

CIH has expressed concern that any expansion of permitted development rights will pose a risk of delivery of poor-quality homes, undermining the actions of local planning authorities to deliver homes in the places they are needed. The original MHCLG consultation can be found here.

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