The cut to housing benefit for young people will have its largest impact in deprived areas of the North of England, Inside Housing research shows.
Where the axe will fall Video
Pete Apps and Sophie Barnes assess the potential impact of the forthcoming cut to housing benefit for young people
Councils have been warned over the use of insulation panels on high-rise buildings, after tests revealed they are “likely” to have caused a devastating fire to rip through a tower block last year.
Around 1,000 young people will be affected by the cut to housing benefit for under-21s this year, rising to 11,000 by 2020/21.
The housing regulator knew about serious problems with Circle’s repairs service affecting vulnerable tenants when it upgraded the organisation to compliant last year.
Circle of despair Video
The inside story of Circle’s recent repairs troubles holds a cautionary tale for the sector. Pete Apps reports
In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap
Inside Housing has launched a new monthly series, which aims to showcase the best of our investigative and data journalism.
An increasing number of housing associations are making more stringent checks into the ability of new tenants to pay their rent, as the new lower benefit cap takes effect.