Monthly Archives: June 2013

The vulnerable will be hit by latest spending cuts

In this week’s spending review Chancellor George Osborne said he was committed to 9.5% savings in running costs for the Department for Work and Pensions and that a welfare cap will be set each year at the budget. Whilst we are pleased that the state pension will not be included in this cap, we are […]

Encouraging older people to downsize to free up larger homes for younger families is not the only answer – we need more purpose built retirement housing

A recent report by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) suggested that encouraging older people to downsize to smaller homes could backfire and worsen the housing shortage for first-time buyers. The report argued that older people who are encouraged to relinquish under occupied homes would be competing for homes with first time buyers, thereby fuelling a […]