Category - housing

  • April 24, 2012

    Newham Council has written to housing associations across the country, including one in Stoke, in an attempt to find accommodation for the 32,000 families on its housing waiting list.

  • April 15, 2012

    Britain’s housing market is failing to meet the needs of older people - despite a rapidly ageing population and a growing demand for retirement housing, says a new report from Shelter.

  • April 11, 2012

    Plaid Cymru are launching their local election campaign with a focus on preserving local services and jobs in the face of cuts from central government.

  • March 19, 2012

    Critics have accused the coalition government's NewBuy scheme of being an irresponsible attempt to entrench unaffordable house prices.

  • February 2, 2012

    National Housing Federation chief David Orr has produced the most succinct and compelling short rebuttal of the so-called 'bed tax' in the government's deeply flawed Welfare Reform Bill.

  • February 2, 2012

    The government's overturning of House of Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill was “totally wrong”, says the National Housing Federation.

  • February 2, 2012

    The government's minister for disabled people, Maria Miller, yesterday reiterated in the House of Commons her oft-made claim that charities back the coalition's welfare reform policies.

  • January 14, 2012

    Many people have not yet realised the full impact of housing benefit and other welfare reforms threatening further hardship for those already disadvantaged. On political if not humanitarian grounds, the government would do well to stop targeting those in greatest need, says Savi Hensman, examining the specific issue of housing benefit.

  • December 24, 2011

    Homelessnness kills, yet it seems like the world is still walking on by while it happens, says a senior Church of Scotland minister.

  • December 8, 2011

    Religious observance has declined over the years, the British Social Attitudes survey confirmed. The 28th report, published in December 2011, indicated that 50 per cent did not affiliate to a religion, and some who did seldom attended religious services or meetings.