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Muttonbird Research provides the housing and affordable housing sectors with responsive, tailored, robust and cost effective research and analysis to inform policy and practice.

The Right to Buy – taking the long view

The English Private Landlord Survey 2018 – new insights for private renting policy

A new approach to the English Private Landlord Survey (EPLS) provides a much more in-depth and nuanced exploration of private landlords. So, what are the insights and what are my personal thoughts on their implications for policy? The landlord population continues to be dominated by individuals, non-professionals and those with one or a small number …

THE RISE AND CHANGING PROFILE OF THE PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR

Rising house prices has put homeownership increasingly beyond the reach of growing numbers of people.  As such, people are living in private renting for longer, resulting in a growing private rented sector but also shifts in the types of people living there.  In the last general election, many believed it was the disillusioned “private renter …

The cash for homes policy that never was

Back in 2014, when Alex Morton was leading policy in Downing Street, the government announced plans for a £3.5m project to pilot “Development Benefits” – financial payments to households with the aim of reducing opposition to new homes.  The policy would work by giving cash to households living near new housing developments, regardless of whether …

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Muttonbird Research provides the housing and affordable housing sectors with responsive, tailored, robust and cost effective research and analysis to inform policy and practice. 

Muttonbird Research provide the unique resource of research rigour and methodological tools found in academia combined with a deep and up-to-date understanding of the real-world issues and policies impacting on the housing and affordable housing sectors.  We also bring a high profile and strong reputation and an extensive housing research and policy network of contacts within the housing an affordable housing sectors, in government and across academia. 

Muttonbird Research provides the housing and affordable housing sectors with responsive, tailored, robust and cost effective research and analysis to inform policy and practice.

Muttonbird Research provides the housing and affordable housing sectors with responsive, tailored, robust and cost effective research and analysis to inform policy and practice.