Tag: Housing

StepChange’s report exposes insecurity of private rented housing sector

In Barry Knight’s book Rethinking Poverty, the second principle of a good society is: ‘so we are secure and free to choose how to live our lives’. The idea of...

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There have been important successes in our attempts to end poverty, says Paul Nicolson

The main point of Barry Knight’s book is that ‘our efforts to end poverty over the past 75 years have failed’. I disagree. There have been some significant successes....

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Importance of housing underestimated – Paul Nicolson reflects on Rethinking Poverty

In Rethinking Poverty Barry Knight and the Webb Memorial Trust turned to participatory research to provide opportunities for ‘…individuals on low incomes to develop and express their own ideas’. They rightly...

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E-BOOK: Housing, poverty and the good society: what can we achieve by 2025?

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, which was heavily influenced by Beatrice and Sidney Webb’s research on social reform. The report offered a post-war strategy for...

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2017 Housing Perspectives – concluding thoughts: ‘We resolved crises of housing and poverty before, we can do it again’

In our final exclusive comment piece as part of the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, Richard Rawes, chairman of the Webb Memorial Trust, says we can resolve the...

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2017 Housing Perspectives #14: ‘We need a diverse house building model to solve the housing crisis’

Government must support all kinds of house builders to build the homes we need, says Kate Henderson, the chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, in the...

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