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Listen: What is exempt accommodation and why is it becoming a problem?

By Ashley Horsey / December 10, 2019

A recent report highlighted failures in a particular sub-sector of housing that often escapes regulation. Termed ‘non-commissioned exempt accommodation’, its function is to place a roof over the head of people with nowhere else to go.

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The other election: Commonweal’s key asks for the next Mayor of London

By Ashley Horsey / December 6, 2019

Ashley Horsey reflects on the housing policy changes that must be delivered by the next Mayor of London to tackle the housing crisis

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Human beings who need homes are complex. Our solutions to the housing crisis must be similarly intricate

By Ashley Horsey / October 1, 2019

01/10/2019 – A “one size fits all” solution to the housing crisis will inevitably leave those with more complex needs behind, says Ashley Horsey (CEO).

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Looking to Re-unite; Lord Farmer’s Review places renewed faith in the importance of family

By Ashley Horsey / June 19, 2019

Our Chief Executive reflects on Lord Farmer’s Review and how it echoes recommendations from our Re-Unite pilot project.

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Universal Credit: time to treat property as the investment our society sees it?

By Ashley Horsey / October 18, 2018

There has been much Twitter-chat in recent days about the costs and impact of Universal Credit. Many calls have been made to the Chancellor to provide additional funding in the forthcoming budget, in order to reduce the impacts on those likely to see substantial falls in their total income. The latest indications are that the…

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Back to the Future: private renting to help the homeless

By Ashley Horsey / October 15, 2018

I am feeling very Marty McFly at present – for the last year I feel as though I have been living through the nightmarish world of Back to the Future II overseen by the narcissistic, thin skinned rather idiotic bully Biff Tannan – presiding over a community going to the dogs. Specifically, in this last…

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