Rise in emergency calls to Shelter helpline in 2018

There has been a sharp rise in the proportion of calls to the Shelter Helpline from people at risk of homelessness, according to new data released by the housing charity. The figures show there was an 8% rise in the proportion of calls taken by the Shelter Helpline from people at risk of homelessness so…

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Shelter analysis of government released quarterly homelesness figures

Shelter analysis of government released quarterly homelessness figures headlined ‘Highest number of older people homeless in a decade’. New government figures on homelessness show: ·         In the last year, 2,520 people aged 60 and over were accepted as homeless – a staggering rise of 40% in the last five years, and the highest number for…

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Solutions to the housing crisis

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has today released a briefing whereby it identifies causes of Housing crisis and suggests solutions. The Institute headlines the briefing “Political leadership needed to solve housing crisis” This briefing explains how we have come to have such an extreme housing crisis and suggests how best the government can rectify…

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Londoner’s require big pay rise to buy a house

The National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Home truths report released on tueday reveals that the average London home now costs approx £526,000, that is approx 16 times the average Londoner’s salary of £33,000 a year, this means Londoners would require a 266% pay rise to buy a home in the capital. The research highlighted that low supply…

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Supply of New Homes increases

A Housing statistical release yesterday from the The Department of Communities and Local Goverment gave figures on net supply of housing for 2014-15. Annual housing supply in England amounted to 170,690 net additional dwellings in 2014-15, a 25% in net additional dwellings from 2013-14. The 170,690 net additions figure for 2014-15 comprised 155,080 new build…

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