National Housing Federation

National Housing Federation

80,000+ tenants heading for the PRS

19 September, 20130 Comments
One in three council tenants have been pushed into rent arrears and are now facing eviction, since the introduction of the controversial “bedroom tax”. Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over  its first four
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Rent arrears could increase by £245 million!

24 January, 20131 Comments
A survey of housing associations has found that, on average, they expect their rent arrears to increase by 51% as a direct result of the government’s impending welfare reforms. The survey of 232 housing associations, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the National Housing Federation, has also revealed that if this is extrapolated across the
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Law reforms may ‘lengthen process of evicting tenants’ …?

16 January, 20131 Comments
A lawyer has told a select committee about her concerns that the process of evicting tenants could be lengthened via reforms to anti-social behaviour laws. The Home Affairs committee heard evidence from a number of housing professionals yesterday regarding changes to the powers available to landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods. This follows
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Rent Arrears Could Double to around £1 billion!

20 November, 20120 Comments
Housing associations have urged the chancellor not to announce further welfare cuts when he delivers his autumn statement next month. The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement on 5th December, which will outline the state of the public finances and how Government will stimulate the growth the UK desperately needs. Therefore the National Housing Federation
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Relying on benefits to pay rent will put UK on course for rent capping?

22 October, 20120 Comments
A recent study has found that the number of households in Britain is growing three times as fast as the number of homes being built; whereby workers are increasingly depending on benefits to pay their rent, with an extra 10,000 workers a month becoming reliant on housing benefit. The Home Truths study, by the National
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