UK & International news

More people living alone and renting, finds survey

New research into UK housing trends has found that more people are living alone and more are renting a home for the long term.

Published 24 April 2015

Half of parents think children will never own a home without inheritance

A new survey has revealed that 49 per cent of parents in Britain whose children haven't bought a home, fear that they will never do so without inheritance.

Published 21 April 2015

UK: Homeless family wins Supreme Court appeal to stay in London

A single mother-of-five has successfully challenged a council’s decision that it had discharged its duty to house her homeless family by offering accommodation in another local authority area more than 50 miles away.

Published 8 April 2015

UK: Over 80 per cent of large housing associations pay board members

More than eight out of ten of the top 60 housing associations in England pay their board members, with the average chair paid just under £18,000, a new study has found.

Published 31 March 2015

UK: Welfare reforms failing to move social housing tenants into work

The coalition government’s welfare reforms have resulted in very few social housing tenants being able to find jobs despite their aim of moving people dependent on benefits into work, according to a new report by the London School of Economics (LSE).

Published 26 March 2015

UK: Bill passed to prevent ‘revenge evictions’

A law banning so-called ‘revenge evictions’ in England was passed yesterday by the House of Lords.

Published 17 March 2015