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pdf Current House of Commons paper: Households in temporary accomodation File size: 432KB Published Date: 08/08/2018 Download
pdf Current National Planning Policy Framework – revised July 2018 File size: 780KB Published Date: 26/07/2018 Download
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pdf Current National Audit Office – Homelessness File size: 892KB Published Date: 13/09/2017 Download
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pdf Current The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 gained Royal Assent on 27 April, in the final days before Parliament was dissolved. The Act places new responsibilities on local authorities to provide advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, regardless of priority need, at an earlier stage. File size: 334KB Published Date: 25/05/2017
pdf Current The Midlands Engine is the government’s sister policy to the Northern Powerhouse for rebalancing the economy. However it is much more extensive and transcends regional boundaries. File size: 416KB Published Date: 27/04/2017
pdf Current The Midlands Engine is the government’s sister policy to the Northern Powerhouse for rebalancing the economy. However it is much more extensive and transcends regional boundaries. File size: 416KB Published Date: 27/04/2017
pdf Current Regulation of the private rented sector in England using lessons from Ireland The challenging issues of affordability, security and property management have raised interest in regulation of the private rented sector in England. This report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aims to inform policy development in this area through a study of the different forms of regulation used in Ireland, and comparison of their effectiveness with existing approaches in England. File size: 1MB Published Date: 27/04/2017 Download
pdf Current Halfway house: the opportunities and limits of devo-housing in England The devo deals struck with central government are a halfway house. They fail to recognise the scale of the housing crisis in the city regions and the unsuitability of national housing policies. Most significantly the metro mayors will lack the resources and flexibilities on national programmes to tailor policies for local need or build enough housing, let alone homes which are genuinely affordable. To deliver a quarter of the ten-year shortfall of homes at social rents would indicatively require £2.2 billion in grant funding – more than combined authorities’ total investment funds which supports all their activities. File size: 869KB Published Date: 20/04/2017 Download
pdf Current Halfway house: the opportunities and limits of devo-housing in England The devo deals struck with central government are a halfway house. They fail to recognise the scale of the housing crisis in the city regions and the unsuitability of national housing policies. Most significantly the metro mayors will lack the resources and flexibilities on national programmes to tailor policies for local need or build enough housing, let alone homes which are genuinely affordable. To deliver a quarter of the ten-year shortfall of homes at social rents would indicatively require £2.2 billion in grant funding – more than combined authorities’ total investment funds which supports all their activities. File size: 869KB Published Date: 20/04/2017 Download
pdf Current This briefing is the first in a new series looking at regional issues within England as devolved powers develop. Later papers will consider the Midlands Engine and Great Western regional proposals, the latest on London, and the series will be completed with an update to Tim Brown’s devolution overview paper from last year. File size: 507KB Published Date: 30/03/2017
pdf Current The Homelessness Monitor: England 2017 The Homelessness Monitor: England 2016 is the sixth annual report of an independent study, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. File size: 3MB Published Date: 22/03/2017 Download
pdf Current The focus on speeding up housebuilding continues unabated. The government’s housing white paper has a chapter devoted to it. This builds on previous announcements such as Let’s Get Britain Building. There have also been numerous studies on this topic including the Elphicke House Report and the Local Government Association Housing Commission. File size: 797KB Published Date: 16/03/2017
pdf Current Fixing our broken housing market - Government Housing White Paper - February 2017 A housing white paper setting out the government’s plans to reform the housing market and boost the supply of new homes in England. File size: 9MB Published Date: 09/02/2017 Download
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 Regardless of which indicator you use, homelessness appears to be on the increase. Across England, and particularly within London, more people are living in temporary accommodation and there are more people sleeping rough. Wherever the fault lies, it is an issue that cannot be ignored by local authorities, other housing providers or by central government. File size: 517KB Published Date: 20/10/2016
pdf Current Since our last review was published in September 2015 the private rented sector has been buffeted by a maelstrom of change. Although the Conservative Party manifesto was silent about the PRS, the government has introduced a wide range of measures that will have a significant impact on the operating environment of the PRS. File size: 572KB Published Date: 13/10/2016
pdf Current Since our last review was published in September 2015 the private rented sector has been buffeted by a maelstrom of change. Although the Conservative Party manifesto was silent about the PRS, the government has introduced a wide range of measures that will have a significant impact on the operating environment of the PRS. File size: 572KB Published Date: 13/10/2016
pdf Current Home care - delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes NICE has issued its first guidance document with recommendations for care and support. The Care Quality Commission uses NICE guidelines as evidence to inform the inspection process so these recommendations should be carefully considered. File size: 131KB Published Date: 23/09/2016 Download
pdf Current On Thursday 15 September the government announced its proposals for the future funding of supported housing. It has averted the imminent disaster of the closure of projects. But has it merely delayed difficult decisions over the future of the sector? File size: 311KB Published Date: 22/09/2016
pdf Current This is the fourth briefing reporting on this summer’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)/HQN consultation workshops. There was recognition that many of the measures in the Housing and Planning Act are manifesto commitments. File size: 3MB Published Date: 15/09/2016
pdf Current This is the third briefing reporting on the recent Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)/HQN consultation workshops. A quick recap: the recently passed Housing and Planning Act is fundamentally aimed at tackling the problems of ‘generation rent’. File size: 3MB Published Date: 18/08/2016
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
pdf Current This is the second in our series of briefings reporting on the recent Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)/HQN consultation workshops. A quick recap: the recently passed Housing and Planning Act 2016 is fundamentally aimed at tackling the problems of ‘generation rent’. File size: 3MB Published Date: 11/08/2016
pdf Current The recently passed Housing and Planning Act is fundamentally aimed at tackling the problems of ‘generation rent’. File size: 340KB Published Date: 04/08/2016
pdf Current What does affordability actually mean in the context of starter homes and shared ownership? Who will be buying these properties? Will the two tenures be competing with one another for buyers? Will there be sufficient mortgages available? File size: 374KB Published Date: 28/07/2016
pdf Current What does affordability actually mean in the context of starter homes and shared ownership? Who will be buying these properties? Will the two tenures be competing with one another for buyers? Will there be sufficient mortgages available? File size: 374KB Published Date: 28/07/2016
pdf Current Evidence issue 17: Welfare conditionality Our special edition of Evidence reports on the first wave of findings from the welfare conditionality project. We look at the use of sanctions, lone parents, migrants, homelessness, offenders, ASB Universal Credit and the support on offer to welfare service users. File size: 839KB Published Date: 21/07/2016 Download
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