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Areas of Britain most affected by ‘bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds

Dec 18, 2015

Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.

Select Committee on the future of housing associations

Dec 15, 2015

Senior Research Associate, Anna Clarke, gave evidence to the Government’s Select Committee on the future of housing associations on 14th December.

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.

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