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pdf Current File size: 931KB Published Date: 10/09/2019
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pdf Current Social Metrics Commission: Measuring Poverty 2019 File size: 4MB Published Date: 29/07/2019 Download
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pdf Current Report: Shelter – A Vision for Social Housing File size: 4MB Published Date: 08/01/2019 Download
pdf Current Report: Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy – The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice File size: 2MB Published Date: 05/09/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 1018KB Published Date: 31/08/2018
pdf Current Briefing: The Social Housing Green Paper File size: 990KB Published Date: 17/08/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 535KB Published Date: 19/06/2018
pdf Current Briefing: Building a safer future – the Hackitt Review: An overview File size: 901KB Published Date: 08/06/2018 Download
pdf Current Report: Building a Safer Future – Independent Review of Building Regulation – Final Report File size: 1MB Published Date: 17/05/2018 Download
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xlsx Current The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 gained Royal Assent on 27 April, in the final hours before Parliament was dissolved. The Act places new responsibilities on local authorities in England (LAs) to provide advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, regardless of priority need, at an earlier stage. File size: 3MB Published Date: 08/02/2018
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pdf Current Occasional Paper 31 - Financial Conduct Authority File size: 3MB Published Date: 06/10/2017 Download
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pdf Current The government’s focus on new-build together with the rent reductions and reduced income from welfare reform mean that organisations are routinely seeking to challenge asset management teams to reduce their spend on existing stock. Non-decent housing stock increases the likelihood of disrepair claims and with reducing budgets the risk may increase. File size: 389KB Published Date: 17/03/2017
pdf Current It’s such an obvious way of creating new housing that it’s amazing nobody took more advantage of it sooner. In addition to building homes (and virtually everyone agrees the UK is not building enough), why not create more housing from bricks and mortar that already exist? File size: 514KB Published Date: 26/01/2017
pdf Current Universal Credit: Tenants in arrears rise to 86% Research released by the National Federation of ALMOs and the Association of Retained Council Housing shows that 86% of universal credit claimants living in council owned homes are in rent arrears. File size: 211KB Published Date: 23/01/2017 Download
pdf Current Live long and prosper? Think tank Resolution Foundation has released a report into major demographic changes and their implications on living standards as Britain population ages. The Live long and prosper? report looks at how life expectancy has risen and shifted the patterns of people’s lives over the last century – from staying in education for longer, to having children later in life, and fewer of them, and working to older ages. File size: 509KB Published Date: 23/01/2017 Download
pdf Current Welcome to the first in our occasional series featuring good practice and innovation. We start with five organisations working on lettings management innovations and wider opportunities for tenants. File size: 287KB Published Date: 09/01/2017
pdf Current Urgent action is needed to end the growing ‘age apartheid’ in Brexit Britain, according to United for All Ages. In its ‘A Country for All Ages’ report the think tank warns of the widening gap between older and younger generations fuelled by the housing crisis, with the elderly increasingly living in care homes and rarely meeting with younger people. The report suggests opening care homes to students and allowing facilities to be used for wider community services such as nurseries. File size: 9MB Published Date: 06/01/2017
pdf Current Tracking the moving target of welfare reform is a challenge for some. HQN Associate Sue Beasor, has updated our timeline to include the recent changes. We also take a look forward to 2017 and beyond. File size: 178KB Published Date: 21/12/2016
pdf Current Forty years of struggle: A window on race and housing, disadvantage and exclusion This report from the Human City Institute found that ethnic inequalities in housing can be traced back to the early patterns of BME settlement in the UK. File size: 8MB Published Date: 12/12/2016 Download
pdf Current The Casey Review An independent review by Dame Louise Casey into opportunity and integration. File size: 12MB Published Date: 12/12/2016 Download
pdf Current Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2016 A report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has shown that 13.5 million people in the UK are living in poverty. High rental housing costs mean that an increasing number of people who are in work – an estimated 3.8 million people or one in eight – are struggling to get by. The report says It said in-work poverty was up by 1.1 million since 2010-11, and 55% of those in poverty were in working families. File size: 4MB Published Date: 12/12/2016 Download
pdf Current Power behind the home: Why devolving housing powers will build more homes To meet the needs of those families ‘just managing’, the government must free up local authorities to take more decisions on how and where housing can be delivered, according to think tank Localis. The report says that only by giving local authorities greater flexibility around finance and land can the government achieve the million new homes target by 2020. File size: 269KB Published Date: 18/11/2016 Download
pdf Current The hate crime report 2016 A report by charity Galop into the levels of hate crime experienced by LGBT communities says three quarters of people don’t report hate crime. The findings say that many people feel reporting a crime would not be taken seriously or produce any results. File size: 6MB Published Date: 18/11/2016 Download
pdf Current Social Mobility Commission - State of the Nation 2016 report Britain’s social mobility problem is getting worse for young people, a report has said. The Social Mobility Commission warns of many "treadmill families running harder and harder but standing still.” The State of the Nation report says there are a number of barriers to social mobility, including an unfair education system, a 2-tier labour market, a regionally imbalanced economy and an unaffordable housing market. File size: 15MB Published Date: 18/11/2016 Download
pdf Current The future of community asset ownership Locality, the national network of community-led organisations, has called for the government to back a new £1bn investment plan that would empower community groups and organisations to take over the management or ownership of local public land and buildings. File size: 5MB Published Date: 11/11/2016 Download
pdf Current Great estates: Putting communities at the heart of regeneration This report from Respublica sets out how communities can be put at the heart of the government’s forthcoming Estate Regeneration Strategy – and what else needs to be done to ensure prosperity and opportunity is spread to all parts of the country. Crucially, it warns that there is a North-South divide in the current approach to funding regeneration that risks leaving behind hundreds of communities outside London and the South East. File size: 4MB Published Date: 10/11/2016 Download
pdf Current More powers on housing should be handed to mayors in Liverpool, Manchester and the West Midlands, according to a report for thinktank IPPR North. The Closer to Home report says a new wave of Metro Mayors must be given power to act and prevent a London-style housing crisis in their regions. File size: 6MB Published Date: 04/11/2016
pdf Current The likely impact of the lower overall benefit cap CIH has conducted new research which shows the cap will hit 116,000 families across the social rented and private rented sectors, the vast majority of which are two and three-children families, by up to £115 a week. More than 300,000 children live in these households. File size: 2MB Published Date: 01/11/2016 Download
pdf Current The Digital Projects team at Adactus Housing Group, Suzy Robinson and Jon Jackson, have put together this briefing about how they’re using an online web application to gamify resident involvement. File size: 453KB Published Date: 12/10/2016
pdf Current Intergenerational foundation – Housing crisis is driving the generations apart Profound changes in where older and younger generations live over the last 25 years, due in large part to the housing crisis, is literally driving the generations apart, according to a new report from the Intergenerational Foundation. File size: 433KB Published Date: 22/09/2016 Download
pdf Current This is the fourth briefing reporting on this summer’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)/HQN consultation workshops. File size: 574KB Published Date: 14/09/2016
pdf Current The Neighbourhood Network held its first Regional Engagement Group for the South in May 2016 and our host for this event was Ealing Borough Council. The regional events allow the host organisation to showcase any neighbourhood related good practice, and for Ealing this entailed a site visit to one of their fantastic regeneration schemes in Copley close, Hanwell W7. File size: 2MB Published Date: 17/08/2016
pdf Current Paying for supported housing (HCL) This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains the impact of the government's policy of requiring rent reductions, and also the application of Local Housing Allowance caps, on the supported housing sector. The sector has argued that the measures threaten its viability and have secured a one-year delay in implementation pending the outcome of an evidence review. File size: 513KB Published Date: 15/08/2016 Download
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