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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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University bursary to remember valuable work of housing charity Trustee

By Rebecca Dillon / October 8, 2018

Commonweal Housing have partnered with the University of Birmingham to offer a student bursary in remembrance of Jane Slowey CBE, a former Trustee who passed away in October 2017. This year, the Jane Slowey Memorial Fund will offer £2,500 to two undergraduates in the University’s School of Social Policy who have a focus on housing…

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Commonweal Launches Housing Helps Competition

By Rebecca Dillon / October 5, 2018

We are launching our ‘Housing Helps’ new ideas competition to award £10k for the most innovative housing solution to combat a social injustice.

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Warm Words and Some Cold Reality

By Ashley Horsey / September 20, 2018

It genuinely is a good thing to have a serving Prime Minister come to a social housing conference and extol the virtues of and provide the promise of more funding to enable more social and affordable rented homes to be built. The fact that Theresa May’s attendance at this week’s National Housing Federation Summit was…

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What is factory made housing?

By Rebecca Dillon / September 10, 2018

Commonweal Pods to feature in New London Architecture’s research paper.

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