local authority housing

Housing (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing, including provision about the abolition of the right to buy, social housing, the law affecting private housing, the regulation of letting agents and the licensing of sites for mobile homes.

Housing our ageing population: plan for implementation

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People launched an Inquiry in May 2012 to consider progress towards the adoption of the recommendations and the design criteria set out in a progressive report, Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI), published in December 2009.

The challenges of developing and managing mixed tenure housing

Short piece of research into the practical challenges of developing and then managing mixed tenure developments in Scotland. A survey was sent out to local authorities and housing associations across Scotland in an attempt to gather information on some of the barriers or challenges associated with mixed tenure developments and how organisations have sought to overcome these. A developer perspective was also sought.

Together at home: a new strategy for housing

IPPR's strategy for tackling the complex problems facing housing in England.

We must fix it: delivering the reform of the building sector to meet the UK's housing and economic challenges

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.

How do we meet families’ aspirations for good housing and a good home?

Response to the Labour Party Housing Policy Review and its commitment to look across the housing system in its search for policy solutions.

Housing and neighbourhoods monitor 2011: fragility and recovery

This report explores the interaction between housing and neighbourhood trends across the UK throughout the economic downturn and the start of the recovery.

The impacts of housing stock transfers in urban Britain

This research looks at the transfer of housing stock from councils to specially established housing associations, concentrating on the ‘second generation’ of transfers carried out since 1997. Focusing mainly on ten case study transfers in urban areas, the study considers how successful these transfers have been.

Housing policies for Scotland: challenges and changes

Major changes in tenure over the last 25 years mean that two out of three people in Scotland are home-owners and half of social housing is provided by independent non-profit organisations. Despite these changes, longstanding challenges still remain to be met, and new challenges are emerging. This study looks back over the past decade of Scottish housing policy and forward to the next, as well as, provides an overview of housing outcomes in Scotland and how housing policy contributes to these.

How can the planning system deliver more housing?

This report offers ideas and proposals for how to deliver more new housing, especially affordable housing.