Summary Politicians and commentators have raised the prospect of freezing or reducing the energy price cap this October to help shield households from the impacts of rising energy costs....
Today the energy regulator Ofgem has revealed the biggest ever rise in energy bills. The change will see the average cost of a household gas and electricity bill rise by £693 to £1,971 with energy...
Moving from our current system of council tax and stamp duty to a proportional property tax would help to share wealth and opportunity fairly.
We set out the case to scrap council tax and stamp duty and replace them with a tax proportional to the value of the property itself.
In its forthcoming heat and buildings strategy the government needs to stump up the cash, set robust standards, support skills development, and communicate, communicate, communicate, if the UK is to be successful on the home front on the climate crisis.
Digital exclusion was a problem long before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, since the pandemic began, there has been increased reliance on access to digital services.
There is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England. Healthier homes with lower emissions are crucial to our journey to a net-zero carbon future and for ‘levelling up’ the North’s economy..
The government has set out an intention to ‘build, build, build’ one million new homes by the end of the current parliament. Speeding up home building will, according to the government, require...
Early intervention to support young people and their families can reduce rates of homelessness. However, the relevant services need sufficient funding, specialist expertise, and effective partnerships.
Transitional supported housing (TSH) is a crucial service to many of society’s most vulnerable people, supporting and housing 189,500 people. The sector stands at a crossroads. The Covid-19 crisis brings threat and opportunity for the hundreds of thousands of people who will rely on the TSH sector both now and in the future.