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14,000 young Scots face rent shortfalls under benefit capping plan

22/05/2017 | By Pete Apps

At least 14,000 young Scottish people in social housing face rent gaps from 2019 when a new benefit cap comes into force, research has claimed.


Housing policies outlined in leaked Labour manifesto

11/05/2017 | By Pete Apps

Labour would suspend the Right to Buy until councils could demonstrate they can replace sold homes like-for-like, according to a leaked version of the party’s manifesto.

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RICS: lack of choice dents UK housing market activity

11/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Sales in the UK housing market have continued to lose momentum, while buyer interest remains flat, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), published today.


PAC report slams government over 'fundamentally flawed' housing market

28/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government’s million homes target “does not even come close” to meeting the demand for housing in Britain with the “fundamental flaws” in the market set to continue for decades.


Devolution deals 'short change cities on housing', claims report

20/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The new metro mayors are being “short changed” on housing, according to a report by left-leaning thinktank the Smith Institute.

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Voters favour Labour housing policy despite Tory poll dominance

19/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Voters marginally favour Labour in terms of housing policy, despite the party trailing the Conservatives by 21 percentage points in the overall poll.

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DCLG releases devolution guides

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government has published fresh guides to its devolution deals, many of which involve a significant transfer of housing powers.


Housing research centre launched

06/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will be part of a new collaborative research centre for the challenges facing housing in the UK.


MPs launch inquiry into benefit cap

23/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

MPs have launched an inquiry into the benefit cap and have re-opened an inquiry into Universal Credit amid growing concern over delays.


Housing associations 'built half of all London homes in 2016'

03/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing associations built almost half of the new homes completed in London last year, according to a report from the National Housing Federation (NHF) published yesterday.


Social rents have increased faster than earnings

19/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Social housing rents have increased faster than earnings over the last 15 years, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published today.


IFS: rising house prices create 'lucky half'

05/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Rising house prices and the generational gap in homeownership mean a “lucky half” of young people will get the vast majority of inherited wealth, according to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.


More sites needed to help Traveller community, says report

14/12/2016 | By Clare Mullooly

More sites must be made available to Gypsy and Travellers communities to help alleviate the “poor health, anxiety and disconnect” they suffer as a result of a lack of suitable accommodation.


Fraudulent housing benefit payments hit £1bn

08/12/2016 | By Caroline Thorpe

Housing benefit overpayments due to fraud totalled £1bn last year, official statistics released today have revealed.


Regulator to reveal individual landlords' cost data

17/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

The English social housing regulator will publish data showing named individual housing associations’ costs this year, as part of its drive to improve the sector’s efficiency.

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Northern 'housing boards' should take control of investment

16/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

Northern areas should establish ‘housing boards’ which take control of public funding for housing supply in their areas, a commission investigating the housing crisis in the North has said.

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Lyons endorses Barwell's 'broad-based' stance

15/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

The author of the Ed Miliband-commissioned review of the housing market has endorsed the “broad-based” stance of the new housing minister.

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LSE: "Accidental landlords" freeze out first-time buyers

30/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

Would-be first-time buyers are being frozen out of the market by richer households who cling on to their old home as a rental investment when trading up, a study has found.


Policy Exchange: large landlords should raise rents to build

19/09/2016 | By Chloë Stothart

The largest housing associations should be allowed to raise rents in exchange for agreeing to build more homes, an influential thinktank has said.

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G15 calls for benefit system overhaul

14/09/2016 | By Chloë Stothart

London’s largest housing associations have urged the government to overhaul the benefits system to ensure that “work pays”.