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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

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    Welfare reform

    How will it affect the housing industry?

    The government is making sweeping changes to the welfare and benefits system.
    Read essential information about welfare reform and see how we are helping to support organisations in tackling the changes

    News, blogs and features »

    welfare reform info

    Read our press release about the latest bulletin from DWP on a loophole in the 'bedroom tax' legislation, January 2014

    A (bed) room of one's own, a blog from Julie Nicholas on the importance of having a room of your own December 2013

    Benefit cap struggling to meet its aims, CIH research shows

    The danger of mixed messages on the 'bedroom tax', a blog from David Bookbinder

    The benefit cap: what we know so far, a blog from Abigail Davies

    Learning and development »

    welfare reform

    We are running a series of member only roundtables on the future of welfare, in Glasgow 27 February, Leeds 25 March, Eastleigh 21 March and Maidstone 17 April, for more information contact

    Housing Law Update: Case law developments and a look at future challenges, 13 February, Manchester

    Housing Law Update: Case law developments and a look at future challenges, 26 February, London



    Contact Sam

    Sam Lister leads on welfare reform

    024 7685 1799

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