Regulation, finance and monitoring critical to success of district heating schemes

Wider regulation, more technical and financial support and better monitoring systems are priority requirements for promoting district heating in the social housing sector, according to a new research report.

Published 4 May 2017

University of Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre

The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system.

Published 11 April 2017

Blog: Three ways the Scottish Budget can tackle poverty

Budget proposals need to focus on in-work poverty, inclusive growth and higher costs to help solve poverty, says Jim McCormick

Published 20 December 2016

Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb to join Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Campbell Robb is to leave his position as chief executive at Shelter after being appointed as the new chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).

Published 7 October 2016

Survey into social landlords’ views and experience of district heating

Researchers on a project jointly managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Changeworks are calling on social landlords to give their views and experiences of district heating.

Published 23 August 2016

Julia Unwin to leave Joseph Rowntree Foundation after 10 years

Julia Unwin CBE, the chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), is stepping down from her role at the end of 2016 after leading the organisations for the past 10 years.

Published 20 May 2016

More than a million people in UK ‘living in destitution’

A groundbreaking study into destitution in the UK has revealed that 1.25 million people, including over 300,000 children, are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean or stay warm and dry.

Published 28 April 2016

Dundee and Glasgow among UK’s fastest-declining cities

Two of Scotland's cities have been named among the fastest-declining places in the UK by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Published 1 March 2016

Action to control cost of renting key to building a poverty free Scotland, says JRF

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has called for measures to control the cost of renting in Scotland and a tax on the Winter Fuel Payment as part of a wide-ranging plan to reduce high levels of poverty in the country.

Published 18 February 2016

Fears for Scotland’s future success in tackling homelessness

Scotland’s ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a new report published today by national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 8 December 2015

Homelessness prevention in Wales ‘sets an example for the rest of the UK’

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 11 August 2015

Nearly two-thirds of children in poverty ‘live in working families’

Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Published 16 July 2015

Iain Duncan Smith to abolish Child Poverty Act targets

The UK government has announced plans to scrap the target to eliminate child poverty by 2020.

Published 2 July 2015

Working poor struggling to make ends meet as austerity hits, finds JRF

A new report has called for an increase in the supply of affordable homes to aid the struggles of vulnerable and working poor people to make ends meet as austerity continues to hit.

Published 1 July 2015

Blog: Four proposals on #fairerscotland

We need to face up to inequalities, and find solutions, to reduce poverty in a fair way, says Jim McCormick, Scotland adviser at Jospeh Rowentree Foundation.

Published 25 June 2015