3 Things We Should Learn From Benefits Street

Originally posted on Paul Taylor:
Apart from the unfortunate title, Benefits Street is pretty good. Having seen the first two episodes I genuinely can’t understand what the fuss is about. It’s a great piece of commercial television (think – My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) that’s designed to shock. And , boy , have we fallen for…

Putting the ‘social’ back into UK social housing rents

Calls for reductions in housing costs to boost the economy and reduce poverty have been on the increase. So how will the UK’s social housing sector approach rent increases due in April 2014? Reducing Housing Costs Faisal Islam led the way on calls for this last year, outlining how reducing housing costs would boost the…