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Member only 15 Apr 2024

Focus on influencing Scotland: April 2024

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

Free 15 Apr 2024

Delivering Scotland's affordable homes

This publication explores the options for delivering affordable homes in Scotland following the recant cut to the Affordable Housing Supply Programme budget.

10 Apr 2024

CIH response to the changes to various permitted development rights consultation

Read our response to DLUHC's consultation which highlights our longstanding concerns about the permitted development right (PDR) regime as a means for increasing housing numbers.

08 Apr 2024

CIH’s response to the Housing Ombudsman Service’s consultation on its 2024/25 business plan

We welcomed the opportunity to provide comments on the Housing Ombudsman Service’s (HOS) business plan for 2024/25.

05 Apr 2024

CIH’s response to the Competence and Conduct consultation

We have submitted a full response to the government’s consultation on the Competence and Conduct Standard for social housing.

Member only 28 Mar 2024

What you need to know on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

The Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced on 26 March 2024. It makes changes to the law in relation to housing, covering protections for tenants, homelessness prevention, and other housing matters.

28 Mar 2024

CIH Northern Ireland response to the call for evidence on A Future Focused Review of the Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) on the issue of Climate Change

This response outlines key areas where the SPPS can be strengthened to better support a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. QUESTION 1: Can you provide any evidence

28 Mar 2024

CIH response to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ consultation on social housing allocations

Download our consultation submission to DLUHC on their proposed national eligibility test and mandatory qualification tests at local level. This also included proposals on anti-social behaviour.

25 Mar 2024

CIH response to brownfield land consultation

CIH have submitted our response to the open consultation on changes to national planning policy to support brownfield development.

In our response we outline that we have a a pressing need for more homes in this country, and agree that developing brownfield land can help to address this. However, we point out that meeting housing need is not just about the numbers of units delivered. We must ensure that new homes are fit for purpose for people’s existing and future needs, are affordable, are well connected and meet wider climate change challenges. We are clear that the desire to develop unutilised brownfield land must not come at the expense of quality and placemaking.

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20 Mar 2024

UK Housing Review 2024

The UK Housing Review is a key resource for housing professionals, leaders and policymakers across the public and private housing sectors in the UK.

If you're not a member and would like to access a PDF copy of the UK Housing Review 2024, you can purchase this from the CIH Bookshop

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Free 20 Mar 2024

UK Housing Review 2024 Executive Summary

The executive summary brings together the key points from the contemporary issues and commentary chapters of the UK Housing Review 2024.

Member only 18 Mar 2024

What you need to know about current poverty levels in Wales

An overview of the latest data and evidence on current levels of poverty in Wales. 

Member only 18 Mar 2024

Beth mae angen i chi ei wybod am lefelau tlodi presennol yng Nghymru

Trosolwg o’r data a’r dystiolaeth ddiweddaraf ar lefelau presennol tlodi yng Nghymru. 

Member only 18 Mar 2024

What you need to know about the interim rent control measures for the private rented sector

This new CIH member briefing summarises new interim rent control measures due to come into effect from 1 April 2024.

15 Mar 2024

All-Ireland Housing Awards Good Practice Compendium 2024

See all the award entries to the All-Ireland Housing Awards 2024 in our Good Practice Compendium