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Campbell Robb is chief executive of Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

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The Census shows that the rental market needs to be reformed, Notebook

The Census shows that the rental market needs to be reformed

This month’s Census confirms a seismic shift in the way we are living. With homeownership falling, we have to reform the rental market to make it a decent place to live.

By | Notebook, Property | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 4:34 pm

The housing safety net is being dismantled at the time it’s going to be needed most, Eagle Eye

The housing safety net is being dismantled at the time it’s going to be needed most

There’s no doubt that these are some of the toughest economic times we’ve faced for decades. While figures out this week showed a slight fall in repossessions, a record number of people called Shelter’s homeowner helpline last month. Unemployment is increasing, inflation rising and an inevitable rise in interest rates lies ahead. As our housing advisers see every day, just one little thing like a drop in income or bout of illness can be all that’s needed to push people into a spiral of debt and arrears that can end in the loss of their home.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 14 February 2011 at 10:27 am

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