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Poverty and housing

This section presents information on the links between poverty and housing in Scotland.

Latest analysis

Information on poverty by household tenure is available here:

Poverty by Tenure (published June 2017)

Shifting the curve – This report from the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality contains discussion and recommendations on housing affordability for low income households. The report is available here:

Shifting the Curve (published January 2016)

Welfare reform has affected low income households and landlords. These include changes to Local Housing Allowance, the removal of the spare room subsidy, a cap on household benefits and the introduction of Universal Credit. 

Research and analysis considering the impact of changes to welfare reform affecting housing are available here:

Housing and Welfare reform


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