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Social Housing in England: A Survey

Stuart Adam, Daniel Chandler, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce
Briefing note

This briefing note provides an overview of the social housing system. Except where stated otherwise, it focuses on the system in operation in England: many of the institutional and policy details differ in the other nations of the UK, and a full treatment of those is beyond the scope of this survey. However, some of the basic facts about social housing can be provided at a Great Britain or UK level, and we do that where possible (making clear the distinction). This note accompanies a detailed report analysing the choice over the level of rents charged to tenants in the social housing sector. Chapter 2 of that report, which provides some necessary policy and institutional background, is an abridged version of this briefing note.

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Report
Social housing providers (local authorities and housing associations) fulfill at least three functions: building housing, acting as landlord and delivering subsidised rent levels. This report focuses on the last of these. Specifically, we analyse the consequences for tenants, social housing ...
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the 'Social rents policy: choices and trade-offs' event held at IFS on 5th November 2015.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the annual Stock Retaining Authorities' conference, organised by HouseMark in association with the Association of Retained Council Housing, in Coventry on 3rd December 2015.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at an Inside Housing and Social Housing spending review briefing in London on 2nd December 2015.
Mimeo
This is a response by IFS researchers to the UK Government's consultation 'Pay to Stay: Fairer Rents in Social Housing'.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the 'Social rents policy: choices and trade-offs' event held at IFS on 5th November 2015.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the Greater London Authority on 18th November 2015.
Press release
Reductions in social rents announced in the July Budget will be of little or no direct benefit to most of the 3.9 million households in England living in social housing. The consequent reduction in housing benefit will save the exchequer money, and will strengthen tenants’ work incentives as they ...