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11 April, 2024

Growing crisis of homelessness and destitution among newly recognised refugees results from a failing system that is ‘dysfunctional by design’ and ‘discriminatory in delivery’

New Refugee Council report highlights evidence including a more than 200 per cent increase in homelessness among asylum seekers evicted from Home Office asylum support accommodation in two years

10 April, 2024

8 April, 2024

5 April, 2024

5 April, 2024

4 April, 2024

3 April, 2024

Government welcomes 'significant milestone' in its work to deliver decent homes for social housing residents in England

New regulatory regime will provide the Social Housing Regulator with powers to drive up standards and take action where providers fall short

3 April, 2024

3 April, 2024

Systemic failure is now impacting the delivery of homelessness services in some areas of Scotland

Scottish Housing Regulator reports situation requires it to have the highest level of engagement with local authorities about homelessness since it was set up in 2012

2 April, 2024

Crisis welcomes reports that MPs are seeking to remove clauses from Criminal Justice Bill that would criminalise rough sleeping

Chief Executive of homelessness charity urges Home Secretary to instead focus on 'real solutions' including increasing funding for support services and building more social homes

2 April, 2024

Housing Minister sets out ‘improvements’ being made to Renters Reform Bill following concerns raised by MPs

However, Renters Reform Coalition says that changes are hardly an improvement and may make things worse, and that the Bill is fast becoming a Landlord's Charter

2 April, 2024

Majority of Scotland’s local authorities are using new powers to double council tax rates on second homes from April 2024

Minister says changes demonstrate the value of the agreement between the Scottish Government and COSLA to put policies in place that better meet the needs of local communities

2 April, 2024

2 April, 2024

28 March, 2024

28 March, 2024

Shared ownership model is ‘drastically failing’ as buyers face rising rents, uncapped service charges and disproportionate exposure to repair and maintenance costs

MPs call for government to take clear and urgent action to reform how schemes currently operate so they can deliver an affordable route to home ownership

27 March, 2024

Scottish Government introduces Bill to prevent homelessness and strengthen tenants’ rights

Housing (Scotland) Bill includes measures requiring social landlords and public bodies to 'ask and act' to prevent homelessness, the introduction of long-term private sector rent controls, and strengthened protections against eviction

26 March, 2024

Local authority failed to make effective decision to end duty to provide accommodation and so that duty continued

Bano, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2024] EWHC 654 (Admin)