Housing crisis

Over 90,000 households threatened with no-fault evictions since Tories promised to ban them
Renters angry at no-fault evictions, Renters Reform Bill delay and a lack of rent controls
RENTING

Over 90,000 households threatened with no-fault evictions since Tories promised to ban them

New government figures revealed a 19% increase in renters being evicted by bailiffs between January and March this year as peers scrutinised the Renters Reform Bill for the first time
Starmer warned over glaring omission in Labour's six general election pledges: 'I'm disappointed'
Housing crisis

Starmer warned over glaring omission in Labour's six general election pledges: 'I'm disappointed'

Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?
Scottish first minister John Swinney
Housing

Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?

More than four in 10 council homes sold under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords
Social housing

More than four in 10 council homes sold under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024
Homelessness

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024

There's a chronic shortage of social housing. Here's how the government can begin to fix it
social housing shortages in England
Social housing

There's a chronic shortage of social housing. Here's how the government can begin to fix it

Number of homeless children in England at a record high: 'This needs to be a wake-up call'
homeless children protest at DLUHC
Homelessness

Number of homeless children in England at a record high: 'This needs to be a wake-up call'

We have no long-term housing plan. Here's why the Church of England is stepping up to fix it
Bishop for housing Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani says it will take more than political leaders to end England's housing crisis, including the housing sector, the royals and the Church. Image: Church of England
Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani

We have no long-term housing plan. Here's why the Church of England is stepping up to fix it

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: 'We need to end short-termism to fix the housing crisis'
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Housing crisis

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: 'We need to end short-termism to fix the housing crisis'

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: 'We need change'
social housing in England
Social housing

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: 'We need change'

Austerity has pushed young homeless people to back of queue for help. The government must act
Centrepoint on youth homelessness
Dr Tom Kerridge

Austerity has pushed young homeless people to back of queue for help. The government must act

We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK's housing crisis. So where are all the builders?
builders
HOUSING

We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK's housing crisis. So where are all the builders?

Labour unveils plan for new housing on 'ugly grey belt land'. But is Starmer going far enough?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner announce new grey belt Labour housebuilding plan
Housing crisis

Labour unveils plan for new housing on 'ugly grey belt land'. But is Starmer going far enough?

Rents in UK are rising at highest rate in decades. Will they keep going up?
rents uk
Renting

Rents in UK are rising at highest rate in decades. Will they keep going up?

'It's unforgivable': Michael Gove served 'eviction notice' by protesters over rising homelessness
DLUHC protest by HASL gives Michael Gove eviction notice
Homelessness

'It's unforgivable': Michael Gove served 'eviction notice' by protesters over rising homelessness

We'd need to build 36 Milton Keyneses to solve UK housing crisis. Are new towns really the answer?
Housing crisis

We'd need to build 36 Milton Keyneses to solve UK housing crisis. Are new towns really the answer?

Housing crisis: Shared ownership an 'unbearable reality' which has 'failed to deliver', MPs warn
Housing

Housing crisis: Shared ownership an 'unbearable reality' which has 'failed to deliver', MPs warn

UK housing is worst value for money of any advanced economy: 'We are a joke'
UK houses are the worst value for money
Housing

UK housing is worst value for money of any advanced economy: 'We are a joke'

Housing crisis: UK could raise billion taxing vacant homes and foreign buyers, think tank says
second homes
Housing crisis

Housing crisis: UK could raise billion taxing vacant homes and foreign buyers, think tank says

Local authority funding crisis 'putting future of council housing under threat'
council housing
Social housing

Local authority funding crisis 'putting future of council housing under threat'

Is social impact investing the solution to the temporary accommodation crisis?
Lee Big Society Capital social impact investing
Big Issue Invest

Is social impact investing the solution to the temporary accommodation crisis?

Jeremy Hunt's decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous
homelessness
Rick Henderson

Jeremy Hunt's decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous

Spring Budget: Jeremy Hunt abandons divisive 99% mortgage scheme
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt working on plans, portentially including 99% mortgages, ahead of the Spring Budget
Spring Budget

Spring Budget: Jeremy Hunt abandons divisive 99% mortgage scheme

It's a 'surprise' more homeless children haven't died in temporary accommodation, charity says
55 children died while living in temporary accommodation
Homelessness

It's a 'surprise' more homeless children haven't died in temporary accommodation, charity says

Here's a radical idea to let communities buy empty homes and get rid of dodgy landlords
Housing crisis

Here's a radical idea to let communities buy empty homes and get rid of dodgy landlords