Housing

Renters being forced to move house costs £550m per year: ‘I’m always in fight or flight’
RENTING

Renters being forced to move house costs £550m per year: ‘I’m always in fight or flight’

An estimated 830,000 renters were forced to move home against their will in the last 12 months, a YouGov poll has found. Shelter chief executive Polly Neate says that’s why rent reforms should defend renters’ rights to a stable home

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

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

With record rent rises becoming the norm, The Big Issue looks at whether renters face more surges as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households.

‘It’s an epidemic’: 1.4 million workers trapped in insecure jobs are stuck in precarious rented homes
Employment

‘It’s an epidemic’: 1.4 million workers trapped in insecure jobs are stuck in precarious rented homes

People like pregnant mum-to-be Maria are struggling to make ends meet thanks to insecure work that leaves them vulnerable to rent rises

It’s five years and four PMs since Tory vow to ban no-fault evictions. Why are we still waiting?
RENTING

It’s five years and four PMs since Tory vow to ban no-fault evictions. Why are we still waiting?

No-fault evictions put households at risk of homelessness over 80,000 times since Tory ban pledge
RENTING

No-fault evictions put households at risk of homelessness over 80,000 times since Tory ban pledge

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Dropping leasehold pledge could cost Labour millions of votes, campaigners warn: ‘Expect consequences’
Housing

Dropping leasehold pledge could cost Labour millions of votes, campaigners warn: ‘Expect consequences’

‘It’s unforgivable’: Michael Gove served ‘eviction notice’ by protesters over rising homelessness
Homelessness

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

Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’
Rough sleeping

Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’

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?

Rent will rise faster than wages for years, think tank warns: ‘Nowhere to hide from housing crisis’
RENTING

Rent will rise faster than wages for years, think tank warns: ‘Nowhere to hide from housing crisis’

Sadiq Khan promises 6,000 rent control homes for London key workers: ‘I’ll be a renters’ champion’
Housing

Sadiq Khan promises 6,000 rent control homes for London key workers: ‘I’ll be a renters’ champion’

Single mum with arthritis faces homelessness after ‘absolutely disgusting’ no-fault eviction
Renting

Single mum with arthritis faces homelessness after ‘absolutely disgusting’ no-fault eviction

‘A national scandal’: Shocking number of kids living in dangerously mouldy homes, social workers say
Cost of living crisis

‘A national scandal’: Shocking number of kids living in dangerously mouldy homes, social workers say

Local housing allowance is finally going up. But is it anything more than just a short-term fix?
Benefits

Local housing allowance is finally going up. But is it anything more than just a short-term fix?

Leaked letter to Tory MPs reveals renting reforms will be ‘watered down’ to ‘appease landlords’
RENTING

Leaked letter to Tory MPs reveals renting reforms will be ‘watered down’ to ‘appease landlords’

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

Most tenants have never heard of the beleaguered Renters Reform Bill
Renting

Most tenants have never heard of the beleaguered Renters Reform Bill

ONS U-turns on plan to stop publishing data on deaths of homeless people after furious outcry
homelessness

ONS U-turns on plan to stop publishing data on deaths of homeless people after furious outcry

UK housing is worst value for money of any advanced economy: ‘We are a joke’
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
Housing crisis

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

Prince William pays tribute to ‘brave’ rough sleepers at visit to Sheffield homelessness project
Homelessness

Prince William pays tribute to ‘brave’ rough sleepers at visit to Sheffield homelessness project

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Most rough sleepers say they’re treated unfairly by police, damning study reveals
Homelessness

Most rough sleepers say they’re treated unfairly by police, damning study reveals

Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will ‘destroy homeless people’s spirits’, MPs warned
Homelessness

Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will ‘destroy homeless people’s spirits’, MPs warned

Stop service charge ‘scam’ costing people thousands, Tories told: ‘It’s dishonest’
Housing

Stop service charge ‘scam’ costing people thousands, Tories told: ‘It’s dishonest’

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

Local authority funding crisis ‘putting future of council housing under threat’