In December 2010, the Work and Pensions Select Committee held an inquiry into proposals to create a Universal Credit. These proposals were set out by the UK government in a White Paper titled "Universal Credit: Welfare that works". BSHF submitted written evidence to the Select Committee on these proposals.
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.
This is a response to the Government's consultation on the allocation mechanism for its proposed Housing and Planning Delivery Grant. It makes the point that Gypsy and Traveller accommodation should be addressed by the grant allocation mechanism and responds to questions on empty homes and design quality.