By Jean Conway, Pete Alcock, Professor Peter Alcock (S Ed)
During this publication, the writer presents an research which spans the full box from bricks and mortar to the influence of housing coverage on wellbeing and fitness, care, crime, schooling and the economic system as a complete. useful perception into housing from a couple of views might be received: monetary, monetary and political; social coverage and welfare; development and making plans; setting and public health and wellbeing; and citizens and groups.
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1998) Housing Finance Review (1998/99). York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Table 110 Housing Benefit Expenditure and Table 117b Assistance with housing costs and Table 101 Mortgage Interest Tax Relief reductions were made from the late 1980s and MIRAS was finally abolished in the 1999 budget. Other forms of support for home ownership are also significant, such as discounts earned by those exercising the right to buy their council home, and exemptions from capital gains tax on the sale of homes.
Co-operatives provide housing to members only, who are more involved in the running of their homes than other tenants. Self-build housing associations use the members’ own labour to provide the housing. During the 1980s the Housing Corporation developed a strategy to encourage black-led housing associations in order to cater more effectively for the needs of black people. This resulted in the creation of over 60 black and minority ethnic associations and co-operatives, although most are very small and need to work in partnership with larger (white) organizations to be viable.
As the brief history of housing policy above shows, towards the end of the nineteenth century it became apparent that the private rented market could not provide decent homes at prices which the working classes could afford. The fear of social unrest, rather than a concern with the welfare of the poor, prompted the gradual introduction of local authority building, later supported by state subsidies. The most effective class pressure came from the better-off, skilled workers whose labour was vital to the continued growth of the economy.
Housing Policy (Gildredge Social Policy S.) by Jean Conway, Pete Alcock, Professor Peter Alcock (S Ed)