The Smith Commission has left the Scottish Parliament with no ability to redesign Housing Benefit. Professor Mark Stephens argues that this is a wasted opportunity.
Category: Housing Management & Governance
Housing vulnerable and marginalised people – the role of housing providers
Dr. Volker Busch-Geertsema has researched homelessness in both Germany and the rest of Europe for more than 25 years. In this short film, he discusses the role of social housing providers in accommodating marginalised populations.
The role of housing research in mitigating inequality – Interview with Professor Duncan Maclennan
In this short film, Professor Duncan Maclennan will reflect on the role that housing research can play in mitigating the growth in inequality in many western countries.
Evidence on the Third National Planning Framework for Scotland
Professor Glen Bramley gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. He provided a written note of evidence which is reproduced here.
The size of cuts does matter, Minister
Ministers dismissed evidence that the most deprived areas have been hardest hit by cuts, but they themselves were wrong to do so, writes Professor Glen Bramley.
Was Raquel Rolnik right to speak out?
Raquel Rolnik is Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of San Paolo. In her role as a “special rapporteur” for the UN, she has been in the UK, at the invitation of our Government, to assess whether the UK’s housing policies accord with international human rights standards.
The story of Goldilocks and the UK housing market
In his latest blog, Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, reflects on claims that the British housing market is finally ‘hotting-up’ and whether this is a bad thing.
How Margaret Thatcher defined the (housing) nation
I suspect that one of the reasons that Margaret Thatcher’s death had such a profound impact is that many influential media folk are of a certain age. Middle age. I know, because I’m middle aged too. And because Margaret Thatcher’s first government coincided with our transition to adulthood, it inevitably made a deep impression on […]
Is your house your pension, or a curse for the next generation?
Rising house prices are not just a kind of “free money” or an alternative pension, Professor Chris Leishman warns. As Britain’s housing crisis continues to deepen due to increasingly scarce and expensive housing, he has embarked on a new research project that aims to find a way to reform property taxation fairly, and help to stabilise house prices.
The 2013 budget and housing
Professor Glen Bramley argues that the housing measures announced by the Chancellor are likely to stimulate demand within the housing market but that they do nothing to solve supply side constraints.