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Welfare Reform and Universal Credit: The impact on the private rented sector

Over the past 2 years there has been significant political attention provided to the private rented sector. The sector is now incredibly important to providing homes for millions of households across the UK. Nevertheless, significant policy and regulative changes have occurred, including taxation reform, energy efficiency measures, increasing regulations, and welfare reform.

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Can the government regain the confidence of Landlords?

The private rented sector has experienced significant change over the past 2 years; from regulative change to the reform of taxation. All at a time when the private rented sector is increasingly important in the provision of homes for millions of people.

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The Residential Landlords Association's (RLA) Private renting Evidence, Analysis & Research Lab (PEARL) is a research-based policy exchange for the private rented sector. We provide analysis and research on the economic, social, and political issues facing the private rented sector (PRS). Through this the RLA aims to inform, develop and promote policies that help to make renting better for all. We provide high-quality research and through our reports, briefings, and events, the RLA's PEARL provides the opportunity for evidence led policy making in the PRS. The RLA aims to make an important contribution to the policies that affect the PRS. We believe it is important that policy makers consider the evidence and the potential consequences in their decision making. We seek to influence decision makers in order to translate our research findings into an improved renting experience for landlords and tenants.

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