In May 2016, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 became law, the first purely Conservative government intervention on housing in England since the 1990s. The Act’s key requirements were examining what pertaining to social housing and the government’s state aim of increasing rates of homeownership. The Act, through the Starter Homes Scheme, extension of the right to buy to housing association tenants and changes to security of tenancy in the social sector, has been signalled as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation.
The Reviews of the policy measures and assesses their effectiveness and likely impact. It considered that the Act exposes the government’s promotion of homeownership above all other housing tenancies. The deep moralisation at the heart of the homeownership narrative and the intensification in the revisualisation of social housing in England that, it is argued is the inevitable consequence of the reforms (Eds.b.ebscohost.com, 2019).
Families looking for costly houses will not be able to receive a starter home in a further 80 areas alongside, a small 10% will benefit from this plan.
58% of the families that are earning an average salary are unable to afford the increasingly high prices for houses and a massive 98% to the families earning National Minimum Wage. Most single people not able exploit the plan in London, known for having the greatest demand in housing, would undoubtedly see the small number of recipients eligible to the program. Rather, it will be ideal for families and couples with kids are place within the country for their own benefits.
Jeremy Beecham describes the arrangement in the House of Lords as an excessive way to deal with the huge housing issue to serve just one area of the population· to the price that individuals who have needs and goals will face further neglected. (UK Parliament, 2019)
The Institute for Fiscal Studies stated that the net direct effect of the coalition government tax and benefits adjustments could be increasing with complete and relative poverty. (Oxfam.org, 2019)
Throughout the decade to 2020, a further 800,000 children are predicted to be living in poverty, almost one in four (4) children. In the same period, a further 1.5 million working adults expected to fall into poverty, with the total to 17.5% in line with the organisation. The income is adjusted to account for inflation, outright poverty has already seen it largest annually increase for decade increasing by 900,000 in 2012 and 2013. (Oxfam.org, 2019)
The Observer 13.10.2019 has reported that benefits cuts, excessive rent and lack of social housing have left tens of thousands of people stuck in temporary accommodations.
Therefore 66,910 households stuck mainly privately managed temporary accommodation in England a figure that has increase by 64% since 2011. (Observer (FOI) 2019)
The impact of benefits cuts rent increase and shortage of social housing there are 1,779 households mainly in private sector temporary homes in Wales and 4,250 in Scotland. According to the Observer their dilemma is powerful with a ?215m industry in England`s top 50 homeless blackspots.
Theori one of the largest providers for temporary accommodation received ?6.9m from councils the previous financial year, which include 384 bookings for studio flats and 173 for B&BS.
(Observer (FOI) 2019)