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Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate - Annual Report 2012


CHC’s Annual Report for 2012 is called ‘Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate’ and is ready to view here.

The report describes the way we''ve worked over the last 12 months to achieve and deliver the priorities set out in our corporate plan, discusses the highlights of the last year,...mwy

Use Autumn Statement consequential to deliver ‘Barnett share’ of affordable homes


Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for housing associations in Wales, has called for Welsh Government to take bold action following today’s Autumn Statement, investing £227m in social and affordable housing, which will guarantee the delivery of their own target of 7,500...mwy

CHC welcomes investment and calls for more action from Welsh Government


Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for housing associations in Wales, has welcomed the capital investment in housing announced this week by Welsh Government and called for further action to stimulate the Welsh economy with the UK Government’s Autumn Statement due next...mwy

£220m capital boost to help the Welsh economy


Press release from the Welsh Government's website:

“The Welsh Government is delivering growth and jobs at the toughest of times,” Finance Minister Jane Hutt said today when she announced almost £47m of extra capital funding to meet economic and infrastructure needs.

The Final...mwy

CHC to sit on Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission


On 16th July 2012, Business, Enterprise and Technology Minister Edwina Hart announced the setting up of the Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission (the Commission), under the Chairmanship of Professor Andrew Davies, Swansea University’s Strategic Adviser. The remit of the Commission...mwy

Universal Credit: Government must ensure implementation plans protect most vulnerable, say MPs


In a report published today, “Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants”, the Work and Pensions Committee concludes that the Government has designed a welfare system which should help ease the transition from benefits to work, but warns that significant...mwy

Hurricane Housing Benefit - The Perfect Storm!


The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent in March this year. The Act introduces a new Universal Credit which will replace most existing benefits and limits the total amount of benefit a person can claim. It also introduces a new size criteria or ‘bedroom tax’ in the social rented...mwy

We need to go above and beyond Scottish model


The upcoming welfare reform changes, including the introduction of Universal Credit, and the removal of the direct payment of housing benefit to landlords, will expose many of the most vulnerable people in society to challenges they have never faced before. To date, UK Government have...mwy

Welsh housing associations - the bigger picture


Independent research suggests that the Welsh Government’s target of building 7,500 new affordable homes by 2015 can be achieved, but only if the current level of investment is sustained. This is according to a report by the Welsh Economic Research Unit (WERU), commissioned by Community...mwy

Governments reach new agreement on Welsh funding


In a joint announcement today, the Welsh and UK Governments have announced progress on the future funding of Wales.

Both Governments have commied to negotiating to achieve a sustainable arrangement for Welsh devolved funding and the UK public finances, that each can accept as being...mwy