This paper tracks the evolving impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the labour market.
The Library published a debate pack on Local housing allowance and homelessness in July 2019. This provides a brief overview of the LHA, Government policy, sector comment, and relevant Library Briefings.
In January 2020, the UK Government announced in a written statement that from April 2020 LHA rates will be increased in line with the Consumer Price Index, ending the freeze to the LHA. Additional information was published on the Department for Work and Pensions website.
This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the changes made by the Department for Work and Pensions in response to the coronavirus crisis, expectations for their withdrawal and the wider plans for recovery.
This briefing provides information on trends in the number of empty homes in England and outlines local authorities’ powers to tackle empty housing and other relevant initiatives. It also discusses Government action on this issue.