Based on face-to-face interviews with 114 people with current or recent experience of sofa surfing across 12 locations, the report shines a light on the most common form of homelessness
This briefing paper considers how affordable housing is defined in England and looks at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types. It examines the supply of affordable housing and the role of Housing Benefit in enabling households to access and retain affordable housing.
A survey of 22 local authorities ranging from five London boroughs to large cities in the Midlands and North and several medium and small authorities. The replies throw considerable light both on local authorities’ new-build plans and on the opportunities and constraints they still face.
Research that explores the impact of our Housing First services in Brighton and Hove, and Westminster. It strengthens the case that Housing First is an effective solution to rough sleeping, but works best if the wider environment is right.
A compendium of some of the most innovative and daring examples of housing solutions which showcases 50 concrete examples of innovative solutions from across Europe to providing affordable housing.
This paper looks at the arguments for capturing increases in land values especially increases following planning permission, reviews the evidence of the outcome of policies and considers what more might be done including in the light of experience overseas and the differing experiences within the nations of the UK.
One year ago the final report of the Raynsford Review of Planning was published. This update report takes stock of how English planning has evolved since, and stresses the need for practical action and reform to fundamentally change the planning system.
Real house prices in the UK have almost quadrupled over the past 40 years, substantially outpacing real income growth. Meanwhile, rental yields have been trending downwards — particularly since the mid‑90s. This paper reconciles these observations by analysing the contributions of the drivers of house prices.
The report, an audit of over 140 housing developments built across England since 2007, found that one in five of these developments should have been refused planning permission outright as their poor design was contrary to advice given in the National Planning Policy Framework. A further 54% should not have been granted permission without significant improvements to their design having been made first.
To remain a competitive economy and to address the country’s housing shortage, the planning system is in urgent need of wholesale reform. This report puts forwards a blueprint for doing that.
The report recommends greater use of offsite construction, where structures are built at a different location, such as a factory, then transported to the site of use. This helps to reduce cost, speed up delivery, improve quality and environmental impact and reduce health and safety risks.
This report from ARLA Propertymark, in partnership with leading research consultancy Capital Economics, looks at the scale of the UK’s short-term lets sector and the wider implications on the private rented sector.
This report explores the link between poverty, work and housing, and adds to our knowledge of the topic in two distinctive ways. First, we look at in-work poverty not just as a static but also a dynamic condition. Second, we explore the intersection between housing tenure and in-work poverty.
This report highlights that the LHA rate now available for 9 out of 10 private renters across 279 local areas across the country is lower than their rent. This means that in many parts of the country there are no properties available to those entitled to full support with their housing costs.
This report explores the central research question: what do stakeholders and housing providers identify as the key mechanisms of exclusion in contemporary English rental housing systems?
This report argues that the Northern Gateway should offer mixed, affordable and age-appropriate housing and amenities. An equitable development plan should be developed, through community-led engagement, to ensure that the benefits of regeneration are shared among new and existing residents.
The Homelessness Monitor: Northern Ireland 2020 is the third annual report of an independent study, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Northern Ireland.
This report draws on places that have been shortlisted for Academy of Urbanism Awards both in the UK and other parts of Europe to draw some lessons for policymakers. A combination of new ideas and the reintroduction of some forgotten approaches can, the authors suggest, solve the UK housing crisis and create better neighbourhoods.
This research aims to understand the health conditions women who are homeless were facing and how homelessness affected their health. The research was carried out by volunteers, all who themselves have experienced homelessness, enabling them to build trust and relate to the women they were talking to.
This report is focused on ‘Places’ and builds on the themes in PWC’s first two reports in this series on ‘Making the UK Fairer’ and ‘How we Work’, by providing further insight on the disparities that exist between people living in different places.
This quarterly publication will be tracking all the key trends as the 2020s unfold. We will be keeping an eye on the housing market, and the way that housing intersects with both living standards and policy developments. This quarter, we begin with a look at house prices and ask whether the ‘levelling up’ we observe across the country since 2016 is at an end, or if the process still has further to run.