Future Climate and CURE at Manchester University have published a report about energy and fuel poverty policy in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HIMO). The report focuses on energy vulnerability in HIMOs.
Office for National Statistics figures show that fire deaths in England have continued to fall, with 5% fewer deaths than last year, continuing a trend that has seen nearly a 40% drop since 2004.
This report details an analysis of Local Authority prosecutions identified or reported to theEHP for the calendar year 2013. The focus of this report is on the financial penalties awarded as a result of Local Authority prosecutions.
A third of tenants (32%) who have been evicted, or threatened with eviction, have been put in this position after making a complaint to their landlords about the condition of a property, or after asking for repairs to be carried out, according to a survey carried out by online tenant community The Tenants’ Voice.
New research from SpareRoom.co.uk reveals that 51% of current sharers are returning after renting alone or with their partner; new flatsharer numbers are up by 31% in just two years; flatsharers aged over 35 years have rise by 26% and flatsharers aged 45-54 are up by half .
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) warns that some coastal resorts have never recovered from decades of decline. These areas now have high levels of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) that provide cheap accommodation for vulnerable people. Efforts to revive towns must be rekindled to prevent people being left behind.