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Read more at: The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

This project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of different rent control scenarios on the operation of the Private Rented Sector in England. Six different rent control options were considered, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.


Read more at: How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and...


Read more at: Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

The project sought to influence (a) public policy on affordable housing supply policy instruments and (b) public understanding of policy measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing through the production of a short film, a policy workshop, and engagement with politicians and the...


Read more at: Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, at the House of Commons as part of the session on Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. The presentation focuses on the constraints on new housing supply.


Read more at: Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

This project provided evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looked at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and...


Read more at: Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

This project for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills drew 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...


Read more at: Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap.


Read more at: Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: A progress report

Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: A progress report

Volatility has plagued the UK housing market for four decades. The JRF Housing Market Taskforce identified ways to create a more sustainable housing market, suggesting credible long-term policy options to avoid extreme house price fluctuation and protect vulnerable households from its effects. One...


Read more at: 2001 Census briefing paper series

2001 Census briefing paper series

Three reports published during 2003 and 2004 using data from the 2001 Census and Regulatory Statistical Returns.


Read more at: Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership

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...