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Where next for the private rented sector?

This report seeks to understand how the private rented sector might develop in the years to come, on the basis of a nationally representative survey of 1,376 adults in rented accommodation, and modelling of possible future trajectories for the housing market. Our survey finds a clear appetite from renters for policy action – both to improve the experience of renting and to help more renters to buy.
Published: 14 March 2022
Author(s): Amy Norman, Aveek Bhattacharya
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Investing in social value: Perspectives from the real estate sector

This briefing paper examines the role of “social value” in real estate decision-making in the UK. In addition to providing an overview of existing social value literature, the paper presents findings from a series of depth interviews with expert stakeholders in the real estate and investor community.
Published: 10 March 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Linus Pardoe
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The Retirement Housing Dividend: Exploring the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK

This provocation paper explores the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK. It demonstrates that specialist retirement housing brings with it a range of benefits to government, retirees and wider society. This “retirement housing dividend” should be quantified and considered by policymakers, and embedded into local strategies.
Published: 05 December 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Unlocking the gridlock: How a more democratic planning system can help fix the housing crisis

This publication examines the inadequacies of the current planning system in providing necessary levels and quality of housing, and urges that any reforms must focus on giving local residents authority over developments in their area - to help fix the housing crisis.
Published: 25 October 2021
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Safe as houses: strengthening the UK’s mortgage safety net

This report explores the subject of “mortgage safety nets” - support for mortgage-holders in the event of loss of income or employment.
Published: 25 February 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Amy Norman, Jake Shepherd
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Paying for the coronavirus

This report, written by leading taxation policy expert Michael Johnson, calls for tens of billions of pounds of new taxes to be levied on increases in the value of homes to ensure the costs of the coronavirus crisis do not fall unfairly on younger people. By imposing a new "Property Capital Gains Tax", the Treasury could accrue £421 billion over the next 25 years.
Published: 23 July 2020
Author: Michael Johnson
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Building a Better Market

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases that a consumer will make in their lifetime, and the market should work well to meet the needs of consumers. This report focuses on how to improve the market in the interests of consumers.
Published: 03 March 2019
Author: Salima Ali
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Co-Living: A Solution to the Housing Crisis?

This study explores the role that co-living could play in increasing homeownership for first-time-buyers in the United Kingdom – particularly among those in younger age groups living in urban areas.
Published: 26 February 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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The Peabody Index

This report, commissioned by Peabody, provides new insights into the lives of individuals living in social housing in London - in particular, with respect to their living standards and financial situation. It draws on data from a wide range of official sources to track and analyse developments in incomes, savings and living costs.
Published: 25 June 2018
Author: Scott Corfe
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