Policy updates

Updates on housing policy and strategy including the private rented sector – in date order.

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pdf Current File size: 245KB Published Date: 25/02/2019
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pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 298KB Published Date: 31/01/2017
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 205KB Published Date: 24/01/2017
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 264KB Published Date: 18/01/2017
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 241KB Published Date: 10/01/2017
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 320KB Published Date: 20/12/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 235KB Published Date: 13/12/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 277KB Published Date: 06/12/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy-to-read summary. File size: 175KB Published Date: 29/11/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 236KB Published Date: 22/11/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 244KB Published Date: 15/11/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 69KB Published Date: 08/11/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 64KB Published Date: 01/11/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 154KB Published Date: 25/10/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 160KB Published Date: 18/10/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 142KB Published Date: 11/10/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 156KB Published Date: 04/10/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 171KB Published Date: 27/09/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 144KB Published Date: 20/09/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 145KB Published Date: 13/09/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 139KB Published Date: 06/09/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 128KB Published Date: 30/08/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 118KB Published Date: 23/08/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 120KB Published Date: 16/08/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 141KB Published Date: 09/08/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 136KB Published Date: 02/08/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 139KB Published Date: 26/07/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 99KB Published Date: 19/07/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 149KB Published Date: 12/07/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 99KB Published Date: 05/07/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 73KB Published Date: 28/06/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 82KB Published Date: 21/06/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated into an easy to read summary. File size: 103KB Published Date: 07/06/2016
pdf Current A report published by the London School of Economics on private renting is essential reading. It is the most comprehensive briefing since the Rugg Review eight years ago. This report, together with the study for the RICS on housing associations and market renting (featured in the previous private rented sector update) and the House of Commons Library briefing, provide a great overview of the sector. File size: 114KB Published Date: 31/05/2016
pdf Current After the recent elections, attention now turns to the EU referendum. Property market analysts emphasise that uncertainty is the key issue as it affects investment and development. File size: 185KB Published Date: 24/05/2016
pdf Current The Housing and Planning Bill, which received Royal Assent on the last day of the Parliamentary session on 12 May 2016, includes a number of measures for the private rented sector. The Immigration Bill also received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 and includes measures on right to rent. Post-mayoral election in London, there are fundamentally different views on what the new mayor should do about the private rented sector. File size: 98KB Published Date: 17/05/2016
pdf Current This week the debate has kicked off on the implications of the results of the devolved assembly and local government elections. The Local Government Chronicle poses the question as to whether the Housing and Planning Bill is the most rubbish piece of legislation ever? And there continues to be evidence of the unravelling of some devolution proposals for English sub-regions. File size: 113KB Published Date: 10/05/2016
pdf Current Although much of the focus in the Housing and Planning Bill is on starter homes and Pay to Stay, the government has also made amendments on private renting, including changes to the Immigration Bill in relation to right to rent. Build to rent initiatives continue to be highlighted with the development of a further 390 units in Greater Manchester and an ALMO in the East Midlands announcing that it is getting involved. Data from the government indicates that the proportion of the housing stock in the Private Rented Sector has doubled since 2001 and now stands at over 20%. File size: 98KB Published Date: 03/05/2016
pdf Current Although there have been fewer government announcements because of the pre-election or election purdah period, there has been an intense focus on housing as an election issue in London. File size: 109KB Published Date: 26/04/2016
pdf Current A reoccurring theme over the last few weeks is that the build to rent sector is maturing. There has been a significant increase in the scale of institutional investment over the last few months as well as many guides on where to and how to invest! This backs up a key point in the Montague Review (2012) on institutional investment and build to rent that it would take 4-5 years for confidence to reach a tipping point. File size: 125KB Published Date: 19/04/2016
pdf Current There continues to be a strong focus on housing supply and planning with both the formal launch of the Local Plan Expert Group report and a study by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners highlighting that up-to-date local plans are essential in boosting housing supply. File size: 104KB Published Date: 12/04/2016
pdf Current The main issue over the last week has been the Bank of England's recommendations to tackle the boom in Buy to Let. Opinion has gelled around two opposing viewpoints – ‘too little and too late’ and ‘unnecessary and premature’. File size: 91KB Published Date: 05/04/2016
pdf Current Although, the fallout from the Budget continues to dominant the news, there have been important developments on Devolution deals, Planning and housebuilding, tackling disability and the housing market. File size: 117KB Published Date: 29/03/2016
pdf Current The major debating point from the Budget for the Private Rented Sector is whether the decision by the government not to exempt large investors from the higher rate of stamp duty will deter further build to rent schemes! File size: 99KB Published Date: 22/03/2016
pdf Current Although speculation on the Budget tomorrow is rife in the media, there has been many important announcements and reports on the role of housing in tackling the health crisis. File size: 109KB Published Date: 15/03/2016
pdf Current There continues to be considerable coverage on the uncertain prospects for buy to let with the Bank of England maintaining its position of concern about the impact of the sector on financial stability in the housing market. Will the Budget on 16 March include new proposals to address this issue? File size: 86KB Published Date: 08/03/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated in to an easy to read summary. Topically, the European Commission published its annual country report for the UK on 26 February. File size: 125KB Published Date: 01/03/2016
pdf Current The latest news and policy update covers the issues from the past week or so collated in to an easy to read summary. File size: 94KB Published Date: 23/02/2016
pdf Current Media coverage has focussed on Parliament including the Housing and Planning Bill and reports by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee. There have, however, been a number of important reports on housing and health, homelessness and an ageing society. File size: 100KB Published Date: 16/02/2016
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