Entries by Barry Turnbull

Data Blog – Shifting Tenure Patterns in the North

In February’s Housing White Paper the Government moved away from its broad focus on encouraging home ownership, something that was front and centre of the David Cameron administration, in favour of helping to fix the housing market so that more people across the country can have the security of a decent place to live. We […]

Regional Employment Rates

In mid-September Office of National Statistics (ONS) published estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK. It shows that nationally, between February to April 2016 and May to July 2016, the number of people in work increased. The number of unemployed people and the number of people not working and […]

Universal Credit Round 2 Survey Complete

The second round of the Universal Credit surveys is now complete and analysis of the returned questionnaires is underway. A total of 54 NHC member organisations took the time to complete the latest survey and NHC would like to thank participants for their continued support for the project. Some initial findings from the latest round […]

Parliamentary Constituency Profiles Updated

The Northern Housing Consortium Parliamentary Constituency Profiles have been completed and will be distributed to the relevant Members of Parliament. The latest edition covers topics such as: Economic activity Benefit take-up Hourly pay and Housing possessions Unfortunately, due to a technical issue we are unable to upload the Profiles to our website, although previous editions […]

House-building in the North

There have been many articles in the housing press post-Brexit about how the decision to leave the European Union has or will impact on the housing market. By analysing the latest Department of Communities and Local Government house-building data, we try to show if builders’ confidence was affected by the prospect of Brexit. This article […]

House-building in the North

There have been many articles in the housing press post-Brexit about how the decision to leave the European Union has or will impact on the housing market. By analysing the latest Department of Communities and Local Government house-building data, we try to show if builders’ confidence was affected by the prospect of Brexit. This article […]

Universal Credit Research Update

The first report of NHC’s research into Universal Credit has been published and can be downloaded from our website here. The research investigates how the implementation and continuing rollout of Universal Credit is affecting housing organisations in the north and some of the headlines from round 1 are: 5% of respondent organisations have intervened in […]

Population Projections 2016 to 2036

Introduction On 25th May, the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published the 2014-based Subnational Population Projections for England. They are the first local breakdown of population projections since 2014 and also provide age range breakdown at the local level and replace the 2012-based projections published by the ONS in November 2013. National population projections provide […]

Local Government Financial Settlement

On 8th Feburary 2016, the Government published the final local government finance settlement: England, 2016 to 2017, the annual determination of funding to local government. As well as setting out the Settlement to local authorities for 2016/17, this year an indicative Settlement has been published for councils up to 2019/20. The Northern Housing Consortium has […]

Local Government Finance Settlement Briefing

Introduction Following a consultation published in December 2015 on the provisional Settlement, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published the final local government finance Settlement: England, 2016 to 2017, the annual determination of funding to local government, on 8 February 2016. This briefing is designed to provide Northern Housing Consortium members with information […]