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25

Feb

The poor in London: priced out?

Last week, Darren Johnson, one of the Green Party’s members in the London assembly, claimed that new housing benefit figures showed rising numbers of low income families being pric…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

26

Nov

The private rented sector is now the poverty front line

Today NPI’s 15th annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report is published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  To coincide with the report, this week we will be writing a …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

17

Sep

Is retirement housing affordable? How can anyone tell?

Today JRF publish the findings of our latest report. The research aim was to find out if retirement housing was realistically affordable for older people. Our main obstacle was the…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

29

Jun

Poverty, social exclusion and an independent Scotland

This week, the former chancellor Alistair Darling launched the campaign against Scottish independence, Better Together. So it was a good time for us to begin work on our latest rep…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

06

Jun

Why targeting older people on under-occupation is a half-baked approach

Is there a problem with under occupied homes in Britain? Older people are much more likely to under occupy than younger households. But only half of under-occupied homes are older …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

26

Apr

Moving people to Stoke won't be enough to cut the housing benefit bill

This week has seen a rash of news and comment pieces about the plans of some London boroughs to move housing benefit claimants to cheaper parts of the country. This has led to sugg…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

12

Apr

Meeting the housing demands of an ageing Population

Today, NPI publish a new report with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Shelter, looking at the housing needs of the ageing population. It shows that for many older people, decidin…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

09

Feb

The rise and rise of private renting

New figures show that the number of English households in private rented accommodation has risen by almost 50% in five years. There are now almost as many households in private ren…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

01

Dec

New national report on poverty

Our latest Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report shows that the Government’s anti poverty strategy cannot succeed without the creation of millions of jobs. Worryingly, the…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty