On 15 May 2018, there will be a General Debate on Housing and Homes. The Library has published numerous briefing papers on housing issues and a selection of relevant papers is provided below.
For details about policies affecting the housing sector, see:
Tackling the under-supply of housing in England (March 2018)
Extending home ownership: Government initiatives (December 2017)
Starter Homes for First-Time Buyers (England) (September 2017)
Implementation of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (March 2018)
The Library also has papers explaining the support available to help owner-occupiers and renters pay for their accommodation:
Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) scheme (March 2018)
Housing costs in Universal Credit (January 2018)
For statistical information see:
Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators (March 2018)
House prices (UK): Social Indicators page (March 2018)
Local Authority Homelessness Statistics (England) (January 2018)
Housebuilding (UK): Social Indicators page (November 2017)
Housing supply for local authorities (England) (November 2017)
Home ownership and renting: demographics (June 2017)
On 6 February 2018, there was a General Debate on Housing, Planning and the Green Belt. The Library produced a corresponding debate pack.
Health in Private-Rented Housing - this POSTnote looks at the quality of housing in the private rented sector and explains the effects that housing conditions can have on health. It also looks at interventions to improve housing quality in the private rented sector and at the challenges to implementing them.
The Commons Library, as well as the Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), has produced other material related to housing: this can be found on the Research Briefings website.
Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0085
Authors: Wendy Wilson; Alexander Bellis