James Brokenshire The UK government is to press ahead with plans requiring landlords to check the immigration status of renters despite a pilot scheme evaluation revealing the policy had an “alarming” impact on homelessness and the “potential” for discrimination.
Margaret Burgess The Scottish Government has today published a new bill which aims to give more security, stability and predictability to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS).
Philip Hogg The home building industry in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to follow Prime Minister David Cameron in acting boldly to help meet the home owning aspirations of the majority of Scots.
Gavin Smart The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.
Nicola Sturgeon First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
Beth Reid By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland
New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis. However, the report warns that welfare reforms and cuts introduced by the UK government risk undermining any progress achieved, while the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill cur
Greg Clark Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis. The findings, from Single homelessness in Sco
Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study. Researchers in the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York used scenarios based on large scale studies of homeless adults across Britain, to
Ben Sanders Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.
Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation. Following an undercover investigation by The Evening Times, which found as man
The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction. The bill aims to make home ownership an attainable aspiration and contains further measures to deliver an extra 200,000 new homes through the new S
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing. The ruling means single homeless people will no longer have to prove they are more vulnerable than 'an ordinary street homeless person' in
Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.