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All Projects

Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
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.
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.
Refining the recent release of the ONS ‘Travel-To-Work Areas’ for housing planning purposes
This project objective was to refine the ONS Travel-To-Work Areas for Cambridge to make them more appropriate for housing planning purposes.
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.
Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality
This project estimated working households’ net income distributions at local authority level. 'Net income' was defined as income excluding income-related benefits – most notably, Housing Benefit.
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.
The citizen in regulation
This project for the Local Better Regulation Office is essentially a review of the existing policy, practice and academic literature relating to the citizen in regulation, encompassing citizen involvement and participation, co-regulation and co-production. The intention is to highlight potentially fruitful areas for further exploration by the LBRO.
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.
The growing importance of group structure arrangements in the housing association sector in England
This briefing paper reviews the nature and complexity of HA group structures and their activities in terms of what was learnt about their operational realities, their impact on the current statistical profile of the sector and the implications of this for the TSA (then Housing Corporation) in any review of their approach to groups.
Regional and sub-regional analyses: Residential mobility of social tenants and those entering Low Cost Home Ownershipin the north of England
This study concentrates on four aspects of household mobility in the northern regions:The results reflect a generally immobile sector across all regions in the north with very little systematic pattern in terms of the mobility that does occur.
Residential mobility of social tenants and households entering Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO): A comparison of London and the Northern Regions
This report compares the residential mobility of social tenants and households entering LCHO in London with mobility in the northern regions of England.
Housing association service charges and their relationship to rents
This project examined housing association service charges and their relationship to rents. Understanding the relationship between rents and service charges is important for all stakeholders in the housing association sector. Tenants need to budget for their housing costs by understanding what elements of those costs relate to rent and service charges and which elements of these costs can be met from housing benefit payments.
Supported housing and housing for older people
The evaluation of the changes relating to Sheltered and Supported Housing will take place from September 2005 to the end of January 2006. The first stage will be a quantitative analysis clarifying whether the changes are as expected and therefore whether what has been asked for is what has been reported. This is particularly important in relation to the time series data. In the second stage, any evidence of significant differences will the analysed through interviews with relevant HAs. Depending on the problems encountered there will be a third stage involving a series of interviews with associations where major changes in categorisation have occurred and those who have experienced little change – to assess whether the new definitions reflect real differences; how demands vary between categories of housing; and housing association attitudes to the definitions now they have been operationalized.
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.
Dataspring
From the late 1990s until 2011 CCHPR ran Dataspring, a large dedicated research and consultancy unit specialising in UK social housing data, particularly stock and rents data. The unit has since been absorbed into the mainstream activity of the Centre.
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.