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Right to Buy could mean a loss of 75,000 low-cost homes and a higher Housing Benefit bill

Nov 23, 2015

Replacing housing association homes sold under the new Right to Buy (RTB) scheme with those for sale could drive up costs for low-income tenants and the taxpayer, according to a new report. The new analysis undertaken by the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research was published today (20 November) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It looks at the impact of the tenure of replacement homes.

Introduction to time banking and time credits

Nov 10, 2015

The first working paper of the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It provides an overview of time banking and time credits.

Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London

Oct 14, 2015

The London Assembly’s Housing Committee commissioned this study as part of an investigation into the likely impact of a range of rent stabilisation measures on London’s housing market.

How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

Sep 17, 2015

Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and plans, and what happens in practice.

Housing policy in a theoretical context

Aug 18, 2015

This academic article by Alan Murie and Peter Williams in the journal Housing Studies explores Jim Kemeny’s political tenure strategies argument via a long view of the evolution of housing policy in the UK. The paper argues for a more refined approach. It has been published on line in August 2015.

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