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Read more at: Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords

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...


Read more at: Housing association service charges for general needs housing

Housing association service charges for general needs housing

This project examined how service charges applied to general needs stock by housing associations varied between different property types and sizes, and between types of association.


Read more at: Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector

Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector

The project looked at the short and longer term influences on the supply of private rented housing to poorer households in Britain. The Government’s emergency budget of June 2010 proposed substantial reductions in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments made to private tenants who cannot afford...


Read more at: Input into the consultation on the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategies

Input into the consultation on the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategies

CCHPR were commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to assist in submitting their consultation response for the inquiry into the abolition of regional spatial strategies. The consultation focussing particularly on the implications for house building.


Read more at: Delivering insights through typologies of place

Delivering insights through typologies of place

The use of place typologies in government policy has been actively promoted by CLG and its predecessor departments for nearly thirty years, with the development of the Index of Local Conditions (later the Index of Local Deprivation and Index of Multiple Deprivation) in 1981. The department made...


Read more at: Economic and social impacts of housing

Economic and social impacts of housing

The Scottish Government commissioned CCHPR to write a literature review on the subject of the social and economic impact of housing.


Read more at: Helping inform the Labour Party Housing Review

Helping inform the Labour Party Housing Review

This comprises six short papers, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to help address the questions asked in the Labour Party Housing Review. The papers are on Planning, Places, Housing Supply, Owner Occupation, Social Renting and the Private Rented Sector.


Read more at: Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing

Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing

The Housing Futures Network commissioned CCHPR to produce new work looking at the future of the social housing sector. The work looked at the future options for financing the sector, and the implications of the latest policy reforms, including welfare reform, housing benefits and under-occupation.


Read more at: Making best use of a scarce asset: Can we use social housing more efficiently?

Making best use of a scarce asset: Can we use social housing more efficiently?

This project ran throughout 2012 and involved a series of six half-day workshops, attended by social landlords throughout the UK in order to share research evidence and help them to develop their policies and practice in making best use of their housing stock.


Read more at: Rural housing at a time of economic change

Rural housing at a time of economic change

The Commission for Rural Communities funded CCHPR to carry out research into rural housing. The project looked specifically at the issues of changing rent levels and housing quality, the impact of policy change on rural areas, and whether some people are unable to remain in rural areas.