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Sensitivity analysis using three scenarios
Analysis of official data suggests that changes in claimant numbers may have more impact on Housing Benefit expenditure than government proposals.
This report outlines a simpler and more sustainable approach to support with housing costs in the UK. Successive governments have allowed Housing Benefit to ‘take the strain’ of support with housing costs. This report highlights possible reforms to Housing Benefit and how other mechanisms, including housing supply and taxation, could be used more effectively.
Consultation on Impact of the changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget
The Work and Pensions Select Committee investigated the impact of changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget. This is the evidence that BSHF submitted to the select committee.
Consultation on The Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010
The SSAC carried out a consultation on the likely impact of the proposed Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010. This is BSHF's submission to the SSAC.
The DWP published a consultation paper (Cm 7913), 21st Century Welfare, in July 2010. The consultation closed on 1 October 2010. This submission is BSHF's evidence to the consultation.
Rapid Impact Assessment for the Midlands and North of England
The research is a rapid impact assessment on the response of local authorities to this major change in planning policy. It focuses particularly on the impact of the changes on regions in the Midlands and the North of England.
Homes of our Times (Year 1 Report)
BSHF is funding this research project with a leading social housing provider, Metropolitan Housing Partnership (MHP) which seeks to identify the sustainability impacts of how people live in their homes.
In September 2010, BSHF submitted evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committe regarding the impact of the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies, regional housebuilding targets, which are to be abolished under the Localism Bill.
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