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2016

Projects commencing in 2016
A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment

This project, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, explored the role of SME investment in the private rented sector. It aimed to raise the profile of this part of the PRS, adding to the understanding of its impact and to inform policy discussion.

Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.

Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Anna Clarke is working with Cambridge Policy Consultants as an advisor on their evaluation of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Housing and Poverty Programme.

Data Analysis for Second Evaluation of Private Rented Sector Licensing Scheme within Newham

This project assessed the impact of the compulsory landlord Licencing Scheme which has been operating in Newham since 2013. Drawing on the four-wave panel data of a tenants’ survey, configured by Newham Council the data allowed analysis on a range of spheres of tenants’ welfare, local environments and property management, addressed statistical bias and allowed consideration of the sustainability of any impacts over a longer term.

Provision of expert advice on UK Housing Statistics

CCHPR is providing expert advice to the Regulatory Arm of the UK Statistics Authority in its review of Housing Statistics.

Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Community Housing Cymru and the Welsh Local Government Association have commissioned CCHPR to undertake a study into viable housing models for single people only entitled to the housing benefit shared accommodation rate.

Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector in England.

Poverty, evictions and forced moves

This project was awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations. The final report is due for publication in June 2017.

The impacts of family support on access to homeownership for young people in the UK

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) commissioned CCHPR to undertake research that focused on the relationship between parental background and young people’s access to homeownership. This research formed part of SMC’s role as an advocate for social mobility in the UK, and informed the 2016 State of the Nation report to Parliament.

Shared Ownership Plus: a review of progress and potential

Thames Valley commissioned a review of their Shared Ownership Plus scheme, a shared ownership scheme which offers greater flexibility in terms of staircasing (buying further shares) for shared owners.

Shared Ownership: Ugly sister or Cinderella?

Shared ownership has been in operation for over 35 years and forms an established part of the UK housing landscape. It makes up a substantial and increasing proportion of new-build Affordable Housing, and is now set to be further expanded.

Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

This project aimed to increase the usage of our recent research to develop an optimal method to estimate household income distributions at the very local level.

New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

This research was conducted in partnership with University College London (UCL).

Other publications

The remaining publications from the year that are not listed under specific projects - eg related journal articles by CCHPR researchers.

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Jun 15, 2017

The latest outputs from our research into the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Scheme are now available.

CCHPR publish their latest Annual Report

May 22, 2017

CCHPR has just published its 2017 Directors Report. The report gives a flavour of the research that CCHPR has been involved in during the year to March 2017.

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