By HSA Blog
What progress has been made on creating a more sustainable housing market?
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 year on, our new paper follows up this work, assessing the Government’s progress in tackling volatility.
The implications of the 2008-based household projections for estimates of housing need
The 2008-based household projections show an increased number of households because of the rise in population caused by continuing high inward migration. In terms of housing need, the new projections imply a 10% increase in the proportion needing social housing or private renting with the aid of housing benefit. This largely results from increasing numbers of lone parents.
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Analysis of the private rented sector in Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas
Richmond Council, together with Richmond Housing Partnership, commissioned a short piece of work to help form the evidence base of their tenancy strategy. This research examined the operation of the private rented sector in Richmond and nearby with a particular focus on the availability of housing for low income groups.
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