Housing crisis

How many empty homes are there in the UK?
Housing

How many empty homes are there in the UK?

Campaigners are calling for government action on rising numbers of long-term empty properties across the country

Why we need to create decent and affordable homes for all
Big Futures

Why we need to create decent and affordable homes for all

At Big Issue we believe in taking measures to prevent us falling back into the deep holes we’re in now. That’s why we’ve launched the Big Futures campaign calling for decent and affordable homes for all

Toddler’s death from mould exposure in home is an ‘absolute disgrace’
Social housing

Toddler’s death from mould exposure in home is an ‘absolute disgrace’

Two-year-old Awaab Ishak died due to exposure to mould at his home in Rochdale, a coroner ruled on Tuesday. Activist Kwajo Tweneboa said the case is sadly a “damning indictment” of the state of social housing

The UK’s first 3D printed houses will go to homeless veterans
Remembrance

The UK’s first 3D printed houses will go to homeless veterans

Number of renters facing eviction at ‘highest level ever’
RENTING

Number of renters facing eviction at ‘highest level ever’

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How do people become homeless?
Homelessness

How do people become homeless?

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?
House Prices

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?

‘I’m paying £9k a year to sofa surf’ The university students facing homelessness
Homelessness

‘I’m paying £9k a year to sofa surf’ The university students facing homelessness

Why campaigners are pleased to see Michael Gove back as housing secretary
Conservative Party

Why campaigners are pleased to see Michael Gove back as housing secretary

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

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

Ikea staff will soon be offering housing advice to help prevent homelessness
Housing crisis

Ikea staff will soon be offering housing advice to help prevent homelessness

Meet Britain’s Evicted Kids: How the housing crisis is driving children out of their homes
Homelessness

Meet Britain’s Evicted Kids: How the housing crisis is driving children out of their homes

Could a rent freeze be on the way?
RENTING

Could a rent freeze be on the way?

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Will a stamp duty cut fix the housing crisis?
Stamp Duty

Will a stamp duty cut fix the housing crisis?

What should Liz Truss do in their first 100 days do to tackle the housing crisis?
Housing

What should Liz Truss do in their first 100 days do to tackle the housing crisis?

Housing activists launch campaign calling for Airbnb regulation
Airbnb

Housing activists launch campaign calling for Airbnb regulation

Campaigners hold fake award ceremony outside landlord’s office over £200-a-month rent hike
RENTING

Campaigners hold fake award ceremony outside landlord’s office over £200-a-month rent hike

Cornwall’s second homeowners urged to donate £5.4million in energy rebates
News

Cornwall’s second homeowners urged to donate £5.4million in energy rebates

90% of rented homes in England unaffordable for people on housing benefit
RENTING

90% of rented homes in England unaffordable for people on housing benefit

Over 1,300 Ukraine refugees have faced homelessness since arriving in England
Housing

Over 1,300 Ukraine refugees have faced homelessness since arriving in England

Major building society says it will stop offering mortgages on second homes
Second homes

Major building society says it will stop offering mortgages on second homes

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Homeless families are being moved out of Birmingham hotels ahead of the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

Homeless families are being moved out of Birmingham hotels ahead of the Commonwealth Games

First-time buyers have seen house prices surge three times faster than before Covid
Housing

First-time buyers have seen house prices surge three times faster than before Covid

Right to Buy: Fewer than half of homes sold off in the last year have been replaced
Right to Buy

Right to Buy: Fewer than half of homes sold off in the last year have been replaced

‘We’ve had no sleep and the kids are off school’: Life in crowded rental homes during a 40C heatwave
UK HEATWAVE

‘We’ve had no sleep and the kids are off school’: Life in crowded rental homes during a 40C heatwave