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A matter of choice? Policy divergence in access to social housing post devolution

Stirling, Tamsin and Smith, Robert Steven Geoffrey 2003. A matter of choice? Policy divergence in access to social housing post devolution. Housing studies 18 (2) , pp. 145-158. 10.1080/0267303032000087694

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This paper considers access to social housing in England, Scotland and Wales. After putting Britain's social housing in context, it sets out the current legislative and policy context for access to social housing in the three countries, detailing key differences in approach and emphasis. It goes on to consider the establishment of choice-based lettings systems and the extent to which the various government departments are taking the lead in promoting their development. The paper concludes that the emphasis on choice, in particular on advertising-based methods of letting properties differs greatly across the UK, with a continuum, England, Wales, Scotland.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing ; Devolution ; Lettings ; Choice
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 02673037
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:09

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