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.
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.
An analysis of recent tenure trends in the UK, with projections for potential future changes over the medium term. The research also examines the implications of these changes and draws particular attention to the need to pay close attention to the needs of those living in an expanded private rented sector.
What are the reasons behind the collapse in UK house prices and how did the housing 'bubble' emerge? This paper provides an introduction to the macroeconomics of housing in the UK and forecasts 3 potential scenarios for the future of housing market.
Rethinking the UK housing system for the twenty-first century
BSHF launched this report in the House of Lords on 14th October 2009. ‘The Future of Housing: Rethinking the UK housing system for the twenty-century’ is a wide-ranging examination that asks:
• Where are we now?
• Where do we want to be?
• How can we get there?