New United Kingdom Government 2015

Implications for Housing and Welfare - Briefing Paper

The United Kingdom General Election was held on 7th May 2015. Contrary to what had been expected on the basis of opinion poll evidence a majority Conservative government was returned.

The purpose of this briefing paper is to outline the implications of this election result for housing; how these implications are regarded in the housing sector and to provide some comment. Because housing is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland this paper relates principally to England. Welfare remains a United Kingdom responsibility although there are plans to devolve some welfare responsibilities to Scotland.

The paper summarises the issues and includes sections on:

  • Ministerial Appointments
  • The Conservative Manifesto: Housing
  • The Conservative Manifesto: Welfare
  • Welfare in Scotland
  • Right to Buy
  • Response of the National Housing Federation
  • Response of the Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Response of 'Place Shapers'
  • Response of Community Housing Cymru
  • Conclusions

Your FREE copy of this briefing paper can be downloaded from HERE.


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