Social Policy

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Empty Homes protest graffiti *Photo by David Hoffman* This goes right along with my current series-Crises. I am currently working on Part Housing.

Internal government assessment seen by the Guardian shows lowering of welfare cap will be disastrous for families if parents are unable to find extra work Iain Duncan Smith, Unintended Consequences, Welfare State, Social Class, Social Policy, Tax Credits, Child Poverty, Food Poverty, Sociology

Benefit cap could drop 40,000 children into poverty, leaked memo warns

Internal government assessment seen by the Guardian shows lowering of welfare cap will be disastrous for families if parents are unable to find extra work

Council tenants who rake in thousands of pounds a year by subletting their homes face prosecution and possible prison terms in a new year blitz on fraud and abuse in social housing. Bedroom Tax, Council House, Welfare State, Social Policy, Jeremy Corbyn, Social Housing, David Cameron, Urban Planning, All Over The World

Extending the right to buy is economically illiterate and morally wrong

At a time of housing crisis, when 1.8 million families languish on council waiting lists, how can David Cameron justify a massive £5.8 billion sell-off?

This year’s Open House London architectural festival shows off some of the city’s most striking social housing projects. Here’s where you can go this weekend Council Estate, Council House, Open House Weekend, Brutalist Buildings, Unusual Buildings, Social Housing, Brick And Mortar, The Secret History, Tower Of London

Housing policy is a disaster – so let’s make it worse | Deborah Orr

The chancellor trumpets his long-term economic plan, but right-to-buy is a short-term charade

Red Road flats refugees face 'wasteland' after 2014 Games demolition

Ed Miliband's housing pledge is a step forward – but Britain needs a giant leap | Lynsey Hanley

Lynsey Hanley: Miliband promised 200,000 houses a year at the Labour conference, but that won't meet the shortfall caused by the state's withdrawal from housing

Antibes and Juan-les-Pins: A true taste of two towns Site Art, Matthieu Ricard, Juan Les Pins, Another A, Social Policy, Expo 2015, Arts And Entertainment, Book Review, Climate Change

David Cameron's right-to-buy in Conservative manifesto condemned by housing groups

There are warnings that the plans could potentially deepen the housing crisis for young people in the future

Income inequality: trickle-down economics is alive and well in Australia Ben Oquist 0216 Old theories never die, they just get renamed. Scott Morrison’s idea of cutting taxes for the rich won’t spur growth, it will just entrench inequality further

UK housing crisis 'in breach of human rights'

Charities say soaring housing rental costs, unhealthy conditions in homes, and rising levels of homelessness mean UK is in violation of UN commitment on homes

Housing benefit cuts for would be disastrous for young people The cost of evictions, homelessness and temporary accommodation would all but wipe out the controversial policy’s predicted savings

Housing benefit cuts for under-21s would be disastrous for young people

The cost of evictions, homelessness and temporary accommodation would all but wipe out the controversial policy’s predicted savings

The cheapest city homes in Britain where the average house price is

The cheapest city homes in Britain where the average house price is £110,600

Only four UK cities saw house price growth in the last year - is yours one of them?

In 2007 the Labour government set a target for homes to be built a year by The UK is nowhere near that. New Home Developments, Welfare State, Social Policy, Sociology, Homes, News, Houses, Computer Case, Home

Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?

In 2007 the Labour government set a target for 240,000 homes to be built a year by 2016. The UK is nowhere near that. Why?

Buy-to-let mortgage lending rockets ahead of stamp duty rise

Landlords enjoy £14bn tax breaks as figures reveal buy-to-let expansion

Shelter urges review of tax treatment of landlords as freedom of information request shows they declared £6.3bn against mortgage interest in 2012-13

Buy-to-let mortgage lending rockets ahead of stamp duty rise

Landlords enjoy £14bn tax breaks as figures reveal buy-to-let expansion