Just under a quarter of a million people are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness across Britain, with rough sleeping forecast to rise by 76% in the next decade.
There’s no evidence that social housing allocation favours migrants, says an August 2017 briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is calling for the Government to end the freeze on support for housing costs, and uprate Housing Benefit in line with local rents.
Very significant differences in typical incomes and employment between ethnicities remain, finds an August 2017 briefing by the Resolution Foundation.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the new socio-economic duty.
A July 2017 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores issues faced in lone-mother families.
Key Issues 2017 is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the June Parliament.
In June 2017, Isabel Shutes and Sarah Walker wrote an article examining the gendered effects of restricting EU migrants’ access to rights to residence and to social benefits in relation to work, self-sufficiency and family.
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation risk of becoming homeless by 2020, finds a June 2017 report by Shelter. And the most important factor here is the shortfall between housing benefit and the cost of private renting.
Generational wealth progress has gone into reverse, finds a June 2017 report from the Resolution Foundation.