As local authorities continue to face difficult decisions amid ongoing austerity measures, Joseph Rowntree Foundation has worked with researchers at the University of Glasgow and I-SPHERE, Heriot-Watt University to produce a tool to help councils assess the impact of cuts on services and the public.
This blog reproduces evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment by I-SPHERE Professors Glen Bramley, Neil Dunse and Chris Leishman.
Dr. Wenjie Wu, Associate Professor at I-SPHERE, Heriot Watt University, has been awarded as a World Social Science Fellow in Big Data and Urban Contexts by the International Social Science Council.
Based on new I-SPHERE research just published by the Scottish Property Federation, Prof. Colin Jones and Dr. Ed Trevillion examine the direct role of commercial property in Scotland.
A Joseph Rowntree Foundation report from researchers at the University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt’s I-SPHERE shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010. The
The Smith Commission has left the Scottish Parliament with no ability to redesign Housing Benefit. Professor Mark Stephens argues that this is a wasted opportunity.
The rising cost of private rents will put the next generation at a much greater risk of poverty, and may result in major increases to Housing Benefit costs.
The new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland is a real improvement. However, it will take the much-needed council tax reform to truly test the Scottish Parliament.
Ed Miliband’s proposal to raise £1.2 billion by levying a ‘mansion tax’ on properties worth in excess of £2 million provides no solution to the unresolved issue of property taxation
In this short film, Professor Duncan Maclennan will reflect on the role that housing research can play in mitigating the growth in inequality in many western countries.