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Projects

Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
Designing compliance into regulatory codes
For this project Dr Paul Sanderson (supported by Daniel Banks and Prof. Simon Deakin) worked alongside BRDO staff in their offices, contributing from previous research knowledge on optimising compliance to (i) the design of regulatory codes, and (ii) communications about regulatory codes, affect approaches to compliance.
Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators
This project for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills draws on existing knowledge of regulation and regulatory data within the CCHPR to examine the potential for greater sharing of regulatory data between regulators. The aim was to increase regulatory efficiency and reduce the burden of regulation on business.
Providing the evidence base for housing needs assessments
This short project for Shelter seeks to explore the appetite of both representatives from the housing supply sector and local planning authorities for additional guidance in the current policy context. In particular PPS3 still requires an evidence base for affordable housing targets yet overall housing targets have been abolished along with the regional bodies. The work comprises telephone interviews with the major stakeholders, an email survey of local planning authorities and a round table discussion on how to take the work forward. The outputs will be a short report plus worked up costs of the different options proposed at the round table.
Under-utilisation of the housing stock: Eight local case studies
Shelter commissioned CCHPR to undertake eight local authority case studies into under-utilisation of the existing housing stock. The research looked at empty properties, second homes and under-occupation.
Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords
This project draws comparisons of stock, rents and service charges between four different types of social landlord; Traditional mixed funded Registered Social Landlords (RSLs); RSLs who have taken over local authority stock via Large Scale Voluntary Transfer; Local authorities (retention LAs); and Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs).
Local authority CORE data imputation and weighting methodology study
This research, commissioned by Communities and Local Government, considered how to adjust for missing local authority data within the Continuous Recording of Lettings (LA CORE) system.
Affordability in the housing association sector
This project looks at the affordability in the housing associating (HA) sector. It also compares the position of HA tenants with those in the private rented and owner-occupier sector.
Time series data on the housing association sector
The research team at Dataspring constructed two linked relational databases with which longitudinal analysis of this rich data source can be carried out. This can be used to both historically to provide evidence of trends and to promote forward-looking scenario planning for the future of the sector.
Overview of availability and quality of Data Sources relevant to the work of the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit (NHPAU)
The National Housing and Planning Advice Unit (NHPAU) was an independent body set up to advise national and local government and other bodies on the affordability of market housing. Its creation followed Kate Barker’s Review of Housing Supply in 2004 and her recommendation for the creation of a body to provide expert advice on housing matters, particularly affordability. The Unit was governed by an expert Board that was chaired by Professor Stephen Nickell, CBE, FBA, a former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. He is currently Warden of Nuffield College Oxford.
National Register of Social Housing (NROSH)
Dataspring provided assistance to TSA evaluating the implications for data collection via the National Register of Social Housing (NRSOH). Data collected for regulatory purposes by the TSA was collected via their annual Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR), which all HAs were required to complete on a stock wide basis. DCLG planned to introduce NROSH as a means of data collection on an individual property basis from both HAs and LAs. Dataspring were commissioned to evaluate if NROSH alone would suffice as a means of data collection for TSA’s regulatory purposes.
Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership
This report used Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) data for 2002 to provide some base data on the number of housing associations and units involved in this type of stock management. It broke data down between types and sizes of association to examine which associations were most involved in this type of stock management.
The profile of the housing association sector 2002-2010
This study was a Dataspring project funded by the Tenant Services Authority, for which outputs were published from 2002 until 2010. Publications consisted of sets of data tables and technical papers outlining housing association stockholdings and changes within the sector over the year.
Guide to local rents 2001-2010
Producing a guide to local rents was a Dataspring project funded by the Tenant Services Authority, for which outputs were published from 2001 until 2010. Parts I, II and III together provided the data to undertake comparisons of rents geographically for all three rented sectors (local authority, housing association and private rented), between individual housing associations and between individual local authorities.

Publications and Presentations

Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.
Encouraging inter-regulator data sharing: the perceptions of regulators
The report explores attitudes towards data sharing of 63 regulators in 30 organisations. The findings indicate the extent to which regulators share data is influenced by several complex factors including the difficulty of balancing privacy with freedom of information.
Cross tenure rents and affordability 2008/09 update
This paper looks at the regional pattern of rents over the period 2002/03 to 2008/09 in the local authority, housing association, private rented and owner occupier sectors.
Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative for older people: findings 2011/2012
A comprehensive information and advice service enabling older people to better plan ahead for their future housing and care needs is a key requirement if Britain is to cope successfully with its ageing society. The evaluation of FirstStop shows how it is helping older people to make difficult decisions about their housing and care.
Guide to Local Rents 2010
Project publications from 2010.
Housing Associations and the Movement to Target Rents 2008 to 2009
Each year the TSA published data in the form of a Rents Factfile, a paper that compares actual net rents to target rents as at 31 March of two consecutive years. The Factfile was produced on behalf of the TSA by Dataspring. This most recent paper examines the extent to which actual rents moved towards target rents in 2008 and 2009 and describes the annual change in gross rents for the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009.
Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords - Baseline study: 2007/08
This paper draws comparisons of stock, rents and service charges between four different types of social landlord; Traditional mixed funded Registered Social LandLords (RSLs); RSLs who have taken over local authority stock via Large Scale Voluntary Transfer; Local authorities (retention LAs); and Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMO).
Rents and rates of return in the housing association and private sectors 1998/99 to 2007/08
The report examines rental rates of return in the housing association sector as compared to those observed in the private rented sector between 1998/99 and 2007/08 at national as well as at lower geographical levels.
Evolution of rent caps
This paper updates and builds on previous analyses to show how rent caps have affected rent determination and assess the extent to which the introduction of a larger number of property size bands and higher rent caps has reduced the incidence of rent caps.
Continuous recording of lettings (CORE): weighting and imputation methodology
This report details the findings of research commissioned by Communities and Local Government. It recommends a method of adjusting for missing local authority data within the Continuous Recording of Lettings (LA CORE) system. This method was implemented on the 2007/08 dataset and some summary figures have already been published.
Guide to Local Rents 2009
Project publications from 2009.
Property size and rent caps
This paper shows how rent caps have affected rent determination since the rent restructuring regime was introduced and assesses the extent to which the introduction of a larger number of property size bands and higher rent caps has reduced the incidence of rent caps.
Guide to Local Rents 2008
Project publications from 2008.
Profile of the HA Sector 2007
Project publications from 2007.
Stock Managed Pending Transfer into Ownership: Sector Study 31
This report uses Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) data for 2002 to provide some base data on the number of Housing Associations and units involved in this type of stock management. It breaks data down between types and sizes of HA to examine which HAs are most involved in this type of stock management.
Guide to Local Rents 2003
Project publications from 2003.
Guide to Local Rents 2002
Project publications from 2002.
Guide to Local Rents 2001
Project publications from 2001.

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New research shows numbers of first time buyers relying on 'bank of mum and dad’ hits historic high

Mar 28, 2017

Our new research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission has been published this week showing that the number of first time buyers relying on the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' has hit a historic high. Drawing on Governmental and housing market data, Chihiro Udagawa and colleagues have analysed the recent pattern of parental help for first-time buyers. The research also includes trends and projections of such parental help.

Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty - study finds

Mar 14, 2017

Initiatives run by social housing providers to help young people aged 16-25 increase their independence and employment prospects are helping to reduce youth poverty, says our new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research into student housing in Cambridge published

Jan 30, 2017

New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

New research into housing needs of non-resident parents, seeks participants!

Jan 19, 2017

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.

We're recruiting! Looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team

Jan 05, 2017

We're currently looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team working on a range of projects in the field of ousing and planning. Salary £25,298-£29,301.

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