Briefing that draws on evidence from research to show how potential policy decisions in the Budget would affect poor places and people in the UK.
It looks at six issues: raising the income tax threshold; tax credits, work incentives and poverty rates; the ‘mansion tax’ and housing; increasing housing supply; older people; and funding social care.
Report that highlights how 40% of current levels of public expenditure could have been avoided had there been a greater focus on helping people avoid recourse to more expensive interventions.
The long-term record of UK housebuilders’ levels of output tells a story of consistent underdelivery. Largely unresponsive to increasing demand, the supply of new homes has been found inadequate a long time before the recent financial crisis, but the crash has made the situation even worse.
Evaluation of the Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers programmes run by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with support from the Department of Work and Pensions,
The programmes aim to develop innovative approaches to delivering housing options/advice services. They offer housing advice to people with low and medium housing need as well as those with acute need, and link housing and wider advice about a range of issues such as training and employment, financial management, and access to benefits.
As a result of the recommendations of the Barker Review of Housing Supply in 2004, the Department of Communities and Local Government in England commissioned the construction of an econometric model of regional housing markets in order to examine the effects of different levels of housing construction on long-run affordability.The model has been regularly used as part of the policy making process in England.