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The Cost of Poor Housing in Northern Ireland

Creator:

Davidson, M., et al

Subject Keywords: Living conditions
Set: Fuel Poverty
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

This report summarises the results of a research project commissioned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and BRE Trust to apply a methodology developed to calculate the cost of poor housing in England and Wales to the housing of Northern Ireland. A full description of the original methodology is contained inthe real cost of poor housing. A summary of the findings for Wales is published in the companion document The cost of poor housing in Wales.

The results of this research show that there is proportionately less poor housing in Northern Ireland than in England or Wales. This is largely due to the fact that Northern Ireland has the most modern housing stock of the UK nations. However, there is still an unacceptably high (and previously unreported) proportion of health and safety hazards in the housing of Northern Ireland. Although great strides have been made in improving the energy efficiency of the housing stock, the excessively high fuel prices in Northern Ireland have meant that a very large number of households are still in fuel poverty.

Date:

03/05/2012

Rights: © Northern Ireland Housing Executive and BRE Trust
Suggested citation:

Davidson, M., et al. (2012) The Cost of Poor Housing in Northern Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/560414 [Accessed: 22nd May 2018].

  

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