Housing

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2022
Homelessness

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2022

Experts worry about a looming crisis of homelessness. These are the rough sleeping figures and homelessness facts you need to know.

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?
House Prices

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?

Despite household incomes being hit by the cost of living crisis, house prices have continued to surge. But will they finally start to fall in 2022?

Poorest households pay £250 extra each year on energy bills thanks to poor insulation
Housing

Poorest households pay £250 extra each year on energy bills thanks to poor insulation

£770m a year is being wasted through poor insulation, the Local Government Association has told ministers.

Concern grows that rise in holiday lets is depriving communities of much-needed housing
Renting

Concern grows that rise in holiday lets is depriving communities of much-needed housing

A government minister said hundreds of Ukraine refugees becoming homeless is a ‘trickle’
Ukraine

A government minister said hundreds of Ukraine refugees becoming homeless is a ‘trickle’

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Met Police said releasing Grenfell death toll would cause crime as most affected were Muslim
Housing

Met Police said releasing Grenfell death toll would cause crime as most affected were Muslim

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze
Renting

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?
Rough sleeping

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?

Rough sleeping in London down by a quarter in the last year
Rough sleeping

Rough sleeping in London down by a quarter in the last year

The Welsh government is now offering to buy homes affected by the cladding crisis
Building Safety Crisis

The Welsh government is now offering to buy homes affected by the cladding crisis

Three quarters of Brits back rent controls to solve England’s housing crisis
Renting

Three quarters of Brits back rent controls to solve England’s housing crisis

Help to Build scheme asks Brits to tackle the housing crisis – but ‘won’t reach those in need’
Housing crisis

Help to Build scheme asks Brits to tackle the housing crisis – but ‘won’t reach those in need’

What are homeless hostels?
Homelessness

What are homeless hostels?

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Exclusive: Michael Gove vows to help Grenfell victims bring criminal charges
Grenfell

Exclusive: Michael Gove vows to help Grenfell victims bring criminal charges

‘Homelessness is a societal issue so it has to be a societal solution,’ says Mick Clarke of The Passage
Housing

‘Homelessness is a societal issue so it has to be a societal solution,’ says Mick Clarke of The Passage

Tower block fire near Grenfell brings trauma back into focus
Grenfell

Tower block fire near Grenfell brings trauma back into focus

Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws
Rough sleeping

Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws

Prince William plans to teach his children about homelessness, as Princess Diana did for him
Prince William x Big Issue

Prince William plans to teach his children about homelessness, as Princess Diana did for him

Prince William wants to ‘give the next generation less chance of being homeless’
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Prince William wants to ‘give the next generation less chance of being homeless’

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugee households have needed help to avoid homelessness
Housing

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugee households have needed help to avoid homelessness

How can I help homeless people during a UK heatwave?
Homelessness

How can I help homeless people during a UK heatwave?

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What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?
Renting

What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?

Renters Reform Bill: Government unveils plans to help renters
Renting

Renters Reform Bill: Government unveils plans to help renters

BetterPod: The radical power of design, with Alice Rawsthorn and Peter Barber
Housing

BetterPod: The radical power of design, with Alice Rawsthorn and Peter Barber

Grenfell five years on: Cladding scandal still haunts thousands across UK
Grenfell

Grenfell five years on: Cladding scandal still haunts thousands across UK

Boris Johnson’s plans to expand Right to Buy housing scheme labelled ‘baffling and unworkable’
Housing crisis

Boris Johnson’s plans to expand Right to Buy housing scheme labelled ‘baffling and unworkable’

Social landlords could face unlimited fines and ‘Ofsted-style’ inspections under new Social Housing Bill
Social housing

Social landlords could face unlimited fines and ‘Ofsted-style’ inspections under new Social Housing Bill

Nearly 1 in 3 worried they could be homeless or sofa-surfing in the next 5 years
Housing crisis

Nearly 1 in 3 worried they could be homeless or sofa-surfing in the next 5 years

Could Eddie Hughes be the minister to end rough sleeping?
Rough sleeping

Could Eddie Hughes be the minister to end rough sleeping?

Grenfell campaigners hold Jubilee street party with empty table to remember those who died
Grenfell

Grenfell campaigners hold Jubilee street party with empty table to remember those who died

These pensioners are on a rent strike over surging service charges
RENTING

These pensioners are on a rent strike over surging service charges

Lack of affordable housing leaves councils struggling to help families facing homelessness
Homelessness

Lack of affordable housing leaves councils struggling to help families facing homelessness

40% of landlords say they would not rent out their property to people on benefits
Renting

40% of landlords say they would not rent out their property to people on benefits

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