A new YouGov survey from Shelter has revealed the emotional strain faced by millions of families as they struggle to meet their housing costs.
British Gas, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, and Shelter, the housing charity, have announced a major five-year partnership that will help one million British households improve the standard of their homes.
Families in the UK are among the worst off in Europe when it comes to housing costs. One in six people in the UK (16.5%) are overburdened by housing costs, according to findings published by the European Union.
Leading housing groups have warned today that the Government is failing to tackle the country’s growing housing crisis. In their second Housing Report, the National Housing Federation, Shelter and The Chartered Institute of Housing warn the Government is failing to deliver on five out of ten key housing indicators:
Britain’s housing market is failing to meet the needs of older people – despite a rapidly ageing population and a growing demand for retirement housing, Shelter’s new report reveals.
Renting a two-bedroom home in London is unaffordable for families earning less than £52,000, Shelter has revealed today. Almost one in four London families now rents from a private landlord – an increase of 70 per cent in the past two years.
A YouGov survey of 4,014 British adults for housing charity Shelter has revealed that more than one in five people have spent less on gas and electricity to help pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months, and just over one in three have spent less on food.
The latest National Statistics on Statutory Homelessness for July to September 2011, England, were released on 8 December 2011, under arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Channel 4 has launched The Great British Property Scandal, a season of special programmes to investigate the housing crisis and consider possible solutions.
New research released by Shelter highlights the areas of England where people are most at risk of losing their home.
With 1 in every 111 homes at risk of eviction, those living in London, Manchester, Slough and Peterborough are shown to be most at risk.
A letting company has been fined £2000, ordered to repay about £6500 in rent – which they illegally collected – and charged with £4000 in costs. (Photo Gallery Below)
A new report from leading housing groups warns the Government is failing to deliver on its promises to boost housing supply and protect the vulnerable.
A new report from Shelter raises concerns about the state of the private rented sector. The report ‘Policy briefing: Asserting authority – calling time on rogue landlords’, assesses the scale and the nature of problems, analyses local authorities’ responses, explores the barriers to enforcement and how they can be overcome.
Shelter is urging councils to crack down on rogue landlords, as their research reveals that they continue to cause misery for tenants across England.
Shelter has released its annual report for the last financial year, 2010/11. It explains how donations, contracts and fundraising activities have helped pay for Shelter’s services and campaigns.
One in four London children are living in overcrowded homes, new figures reveal, as Shelter calls on the Mayor to do more to tackle the problem. Shelter’s analysis of English Housing Survey figures shows 391,000 children (24 per cent) in London are overcrowded – an 18 per cent rise since 2008.
New research from Shelter highlights just how powerless private tenants feel when facing problems with their landlord.
The YouGov survey, commissioned by Shelter, revealed that: