The removal of housing benefit for 18-21s: who is affected?

On 3rd March 2017, the government laid regulations before parliament to remove the automatic entitlement to housing costs under Universal Credit for single people aged between 18 and 21. The government expects to save £105m from this policy over the course of this parliament. It is expected to affect 1,000 young people in the first year, rising to 11,000 eventually. The policy applies only to Universal

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Impact of Universal Credit: Report 3 – February 2017

This is the third in a series of four reports and builds upon the results of the first two, covering the period March-July (all three of which can be accessed from the NHC’s website here). The research investigates how the implementation and continuing rollout of Universal Credit is affecting housing organisations in the north. Northern Housing Consortium are now able to collect trend data and comparisons

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Princes Trust Youth Index 2017

This report reveals that more than a quarter of young people do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential. Equally shocking is that many young people feel trapped by their situation, with almost a fifth saying they do not have the ability to change

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Charity warns of devastating impact as Sunderland council cuts funding to vital hostels

Sunderland youth homelessness charity warns of devastating impact as city council cuts funding to vital hostels Four hostels for Sunderland’s homeless young people are at risk of closure after Sunderland City Council announced it would not be renewing funding for the vital local services, run by the leading youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. The charity warns that the impact of the funding cuts will be devastating

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Passport Please: The impact of the Right to Rent checks on migrants and ethnic minorities in England

This report examines the impact of the ‘right to rent’ scheme a year on from its nationwide roll-out in England. The scheme requires landlords and agents to check the immigration status of all prospective tenants and refuse a tenancy to irregular migrants. If they fail to fully comply with the scheme they face a fine of up to £3,000 or a prison sentence of up to

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Households below a Minimum Income Standard: 2008/09 to 2014/15

This report shows how many people are living below an inadequate standard of living in the UK. The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) is a benchmark of adequate income based on what the public think people need for a minimum acceptable living standard in the UK. This analysis monitors changes in the number of people in households with incomes below MIS, and the number below 75%

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Homelessness Reduction Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages

This House of Lords Library briefing provides background reading in advance of the second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the House of Lords on Friday 24 February 2017. Read the full report The Homelessness Reduction Bill is a private member’s bill introduced by Bob Blackman (Conservative MP for Harrow East). It has completed all its stages in the House of Commons and received

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The Key Framework

The Key supports youth and community organisations to assist their young people aged 11-25 to think, plan, do and review their very own project ideas, helping them to explore their own passions, develop important life skills (communication, problem solving, making decisions and more) and self-confidence. The Key exists because we believe all young people should have the opportunity to make the most of their own

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Northern Housing Consortium: Housing White Paper on the day Briefing

Northern Housing Consortium have released a briefing which explores the recently published Housing White Paper. The Government has the published the long awaited, much trailed Housing White Paper titled ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market‘.  Announced by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State as: “ambitious proposals to help fix the housing market so that more ordinary working people from across the country can have the security of a

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Fixing our broken housing market – housing white paper

The government have released a new housing white paper setting out plans to reform the housing market and boost the supply of new homes in England. It includes measures to ensure the government: plan for the right homes in the right places build homes faster diversify the housing market help people now Read the full paper and the government proposals HERE.

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