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3 January 2018
Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.
6 September 2017
The Labour mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has called an 'anti-austerity march & rally' in conjunction with Bristol People's Assembly and Bristol Labour Party on Saturday 9 September
26 July 2017
Education chiefs have abandoned plans to bring back A-level provision into the borough of Knowsley, Liverpool
5 April 2017
A raft of callous Tory measures starting on 6 April will push another 200,000 kids below the breadline, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.
8 March 2017
Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.
1 March 2017
Just before Women's Day, Tower Hamlets council voted for cuts in children's and youth services
15 February 2017
During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.
25 January 2017
Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care
14 December 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrooge bosses; local lotteries; liberal confusion.
7 September 2016
Bailiffs collected council tax debts from 19,212 London homes in 2015-16. This is 51% up on the year before, according to the Child Poverty Action Group and Z2K charities.
24 February 2016
Tower Hamlets Independent Group councillors will move an amendment to the east London borough's cuts budget on 24 February.
13 January 2016
The only way councillors can stop the huge Tory cuts is to mobilise a mass campaign of the council workforce, local residents and anti-cuts campaigners.
18 November 2015
The cat is out of the bag. As the Financial Times reported: "Chancellor George Osborne is considering a radical multibillion-pound plan to privatise the government's stake in housing associations".
21 October 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Housing crisis versus landlords' profits, extortionate cost of football.
2 September 2015
In the past year, councils in England and Wales have sent bailiffs in to collect debts over two million times.
15 July 2015
On 13 July around 30 activists from the Unite trade union and local residents in Bromley, south London, stopped bailiffs evicting Paul Rooney and his 14 year-old daughter Roisin.
8 July 2015
The Tory government intends to slash housing benefit (HB) for low income households.
4 March 2015
Green-led Brighton council's budget meeting on 26 February ended in a stalemate after five hours
25 February 2015
Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts
7 January 2015
Fat cat City bankers were paid an average of £1.3 million last year, making their pay packages worth almost 50 times the average annual wage in the UK
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