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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

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CCHPR have published their final report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on using incentives to improve the private rented sector.


CCHPR's report sets out three possible policy options for using incentives to improve the private rented sector in England for people in poverty.

The three policy options are:

  • Introduce a Rental Incentive Allowance, enabling landlords to offset a proportion of their rental income against tax if they let their property to households in receipt of Local Housing Allowance.
  • Boost incentives to improve the quality of property by allowing specified improvements to properties to be tax deductible against income tax, rather than Capital Gains Tax.
  • Improve access to housing by enabling local authorities to issue vouchers to priority households, guaranteeing the payment of rent.

Fully costed, these policy options have the potential to improve access to housing, affordability, housing quality and security of tenure.


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