In this edition:

Housing for the Elderly

Updated 16.07.18

- Action needed on housing as government data confirms rise of older households and many homes still failing basic standards

- New publication "Age-friendly housing: Future design for older people"

- Case study details an extra care village of 135 apartments and community hub for older people

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Research & Surveys

Updated 03.07.18

- The Savills Housing Sector Survey 2018 findings published

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Private Sector Housing

Updated 02.07.18

- Longer tenancy plans to give renters more security

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Right to Buy

Updated 02.07.18

- CIH calls on government to suspend right to buy

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Updated 14.07.18

- Sign up to nine commitments to reduce homelessness

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Heating & Energy Efficiency

Updated 27.07.18

- CIH Scotland calls for more ambitious approach to improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty

- Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham's District Heating Network

- Failure to reform the government's policies will leave the fuel poor out in the cold until the end of the century

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Council Tax

Updated 19.07.18

- Stronger powers announced for councils to tackle empty homes

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Ministerial Update

Updated 11.07.18

- Kit Malthouse takes over as Minister of State for Housing

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Legislation & Court Issues

Updated 19.07.18

- Updates on housing related Bills before Parliament

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Housing Associations

Updated 10.07.18

- Wheatley secures £185 million in landmark EU deal

- L&Q and Homes England announce landmark strategic partnership to accelerate delivery of quality new affordable homes outside London

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Housing Finance

Updated 19.07.18

- SASC announces a £2.85 million investment to Homes for Good to grow its social property portfolio in Glasgow

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Planning

Updated 25.07.18

- Government's new planning rulebook to deliver more quality, well-designed homes

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People in Housing

Updated 19.07.18

- Voting for the next CIH vice president opens

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World Window

Updated 19.07.18

- India increasing affordable housing

- Affordable housing development in Brazil

- Collaborating to combat homelessness in Los Angeles County

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