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Owning the future

Originally published on June 30 on Inside Edge 2, my blog for Inside Housing

The shift in subsidy from renting to owning under this government may be obvious but it’s only when you see it laid out in total that you appreciate its scale. 775 more words

Social Housing

Rent caps are the only way that the private rented sector will once again become affordable

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has carried out research into Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and affordability. It has concluded that LHA, set at 30% (more accurately the 30th centile) of the market, is set too low in some areas. 231 more words

Brighton

What happens when people just can't afford to live anywhere?

Research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) into Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates has concluded that rates are being set too low in some areas, severely restricting the amount of housing available to benefit claimants. 156 more words

Housing

Taking Control of Your Career

By Justin Klavan

“I am not responsible for your career”.  That phrase came from my manager at my first job fresh out of Graduate School.  Looking back on those days I remember feeling overwhelmed and lost, lacking a clear direction and unsure what to do.  1,068 more words

Industrial Hygiene

(No) Lifetime Guarantee - In Defence of Scrapping Lifetime Tenancies

The Story

You’ve probably heard the news by now: lifetime tenancies are to be scrapped.

An amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015 means that after the bill comes into force new secure council tenancies will be of a period of 2-5 years, rather than traditional ‘lifetime’ tenancies. 1,622 more words

UK Housing

Why Social Housing Matters

The timely release of homelessness figures is a reminder for both the sector and Central Government why social housing is badly needed. And why Right to Buy, whatever its guise, is wrong. 625 more words

Social Housing