Monthly Archives: July 2012

Census figures released yesterday show that the one in six people in England and Wales in 2011 were aged 65 and over

The just-published Census figures released yesterday show that the one in six people in England and Wales in 2011 were aged 65 and over. With the population for over 65 years old now standing at 16.4%, the highest seen in any census, the failings of Government policy to support this already vulnerable sector will have […]

The UK is facing a huge housing crisis with a shortage of affordable housing

A new report out this week by BNP Paribas, ‘Housing the Nation’ doesn’t make for happy reading. We all know that the UK is facing a huge housing crisis with a shortage of affordable housing and it looks like it’s only going to get worse. The report highlights that the number of new homes being […]

The proposed Universal Credit will place Landlords and elderly tenants at risk

News this week that the new Universal Credit, which replaces Housing benefit from 2013, will be paid directly to tenants is a huge financial blow for landlords – placing them at financial risk and ultimately making social tenants vulnerable to eviction should their rent fall in arrears. Many social tenants do not have bank accounts […]