CIH

Housing policy must be based on evidence and experience says new CIH chief executive

New Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) chief executive Terrie Alafat has called on the government to make sure that housing policy is based on the evidence of its impact on the ground.

Chancellor’s emergency budget must build more homes, says CIH

The Chancellor of the Exchequer must use next month’s emergency budget to tackle the housing crisis, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has urged.

Scotland needs the power to build more homes, says CIH

Scotland could build more homes and improve its housing systems, housing professionals in the country have said – if more powers were devolved to its government.

CIH calls for national house-building targets

The government should set a national target for house-building and build more homes for social rent to help tackle the housing crisis, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

First-time buyers in precarious position as housing costs soar, CIH review reveals

The cost of buying a home has soared 220% for first time buyers since 2001, a report from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has claimed; what’s more, the market is precariously balanced on low interest rates.

Build more homes, CIH tells Scotland

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on the Scottish Government to be more ambitious in its target for affordable housing supply from 2015/16 onwards.

Déjà vu as housing statistics prompt political blame game

Conservative and Labour politicians have accused each other of delivering the fewest new homes since the 1920s in the wake of the latest DCLG figures that show a 7% rise in starts over the last year, but a 9% drop in completions.

How do we get to 250,000 homes a year?

Economist Kate Barker’s review into the UK housing market concluded that an extra 250,000 homes need to be built every year for the next 25 years to meet demand but 10 years on are we any closer to meeting that target? Holly Squire investigates.

Housing standards 'not just for builders'

The government’s forthcoming housing standards should not just be aimed at reducing costs for the building industry, the chief executive of Habinteg Housing Association is claiming.

Private sector 'can't provide all houses'

The private sector is only ever likely to be able to provide around three quarters of new housing included in Government targets for 2016, so other means of providing housing, including allowing local authorities to borrow to build, should be explored, the president-elect of RICS is claiming.

We need to build on skills, says CIH

The housing industry will be unable to help tackle the housing crisis and deal with the radical changes ahead unless it invests in skills and upcoming talent.

Government must do more to help heal our housing industry, says CIH

The Chancellor must harness the productivity and creativity of the housing industry with the scale and power of government - to help get the country moving again, says the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Scotland’s CIH and BRE team up on EPCs and learning

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and CIH Scotland have announced a collaboration on Energy Performance Certification (EPC) and learning services for the housing sector in Scotland.

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