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26 July 2017

Homelessness and evictions soar under the Tories

120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)

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5 April 2017

Fight Tories' callous cuts pushing 200,000 more kids into poverty

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.

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16 November 2016

1.5trn household debt - nationalise the banks!

The average adult in the UK is now a whopping 30,000 in debt. This is 113% of the average annual income. The total household debt in the UK has rocketed to over 1.5 trillion.

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21 September 2016

Uncovering the class struggle behind the Rebecca Riots

Non-fiction - 'Petticoat Heroes': This is not only a modern, class analysis of the 19th century 'Rebecca riots' - but also looks at the subjects of gender and culture in relation to the riots for the first time, providing fascinating interpretations alongside meticulous research.

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22 June 2016

148,000 households faced risk of eviction

Over the last 12 months, housing charity Shelter found 148,000 households at risk of eviction.

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1 June 2016

Property speculators target Butterfields tenants

Property asset-strippers Butterfields E17 Ltd have declared war on the tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, east London, again

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9 March 2016

We need socialist policies to end the housing crisis

Workers in the UK are suffering a severe housing crisis that is only set to get worse. A landlord-friendly Tory government is turning this crisis into a disaster for millions of households.

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24 February 2016

Butterfields tenants demand action against evictions at Labour estate agent awards

Tenants facing sell-off and eviction in east London demanded action from their Labour council at a nauseating Labour-organised estate agent awards ceremony on 20 February.

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17 February 2016

Record-high 170 evictions a day

Evictions in England and Wales reached a record high last year as over 170 people lost their homes every day.

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16 February 2016

Hands off the Butterfields estate!

At least 15 households have eviction notices since their landlord sold the properties [Update added 18.2.16]

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Wrecking ball, photo bradleypjohnson (Flicker/Creative Commons)

27 January 2016

Housing: smash the Tory wrecking bill

A Dickensian world of slum housing, overcrowding, soaring rents and the threat of eviction is now becoming the reality for millions of ordinary people in Tory Britain. But this is just a foretaste of what is in store if the Housing Bill becomes law.

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18 November 2015

The end of social housing? How can we solve the housing crisis?

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".

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4 November 2015

Struggle for solidarity with refugees must be anti-austerity

Under huge pressure Cameron has agreed to take in 20,000 refugees.

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2 September 2015

Two million bailiff calls as councils brutalise poor

In the past year, councils in England and Wales have sent bailiffs in to collect debts over two million times.

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29 July 2015

Wales: Stop the Bedroom Tax evictions!

A vulnerable family became the first people evicted in Wales as a result of the bedroom tax.

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8 July 2015

Low-income tenants face rent hikes

The Tory government intends to slash housing benefit (HB) for low income households.

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3 June 2015

Spain: left 'popular unity' lists win key victories

On 24 May, Spain held local elections throughout the state, as well as elections to 13 of its 17 regional parliaments. The results represent a further step in Spanish capitalism's political crisis

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photo Paul Mattsson

20 May 2015

Cut rents not benefits

Eleven thousand families were thrown out of their accommodation in the first three months of 2015. This is a 51% increase compared to six years ago. These evictions are due to excessive rents, coupled to low pay and to government benefit cuts

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18 March 2015

Manchester: Labour cuts hit rough sleepers

Manchester city centre is now second only to London for its number of rough sleepers. When a report came out with this damning statistic, Manchester's Labour council announced even more cuts targeted

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10 December 2014

Tenants can resist Scrooge landlords

Housing crisis: Last month, evictions hit record-breaking levels. According to the homelessness charity Shelter, more than 1,300 people are put at risk of repossession or eviction every day

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