Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
5 June 2013
Over 2,000 people attended the anti-bedroom tax rally in Glasgow's George Square on 1 June
26 April 2013
Over fifty people attended a lively launch of Salford's newest anti bedroom tax campaign
24 April 2013
How our campaign can win: To charge tenants who are already on low incomes for having a room where people they are close to can stay is just about the meanest trick of a government which has a world-class reputation for mean tricks, writes Paul Gerrard, Salford against Cuts.
2 April 2013
Across the city, Hands off our Homes has been organising meetings against the bedroom tax
27 March 2013
The government's claim to be tackling the housing crisis dominated budget headlines, but it quickly became clear that its policies give a hand-out to its millionaire friends
23 January 2013
The Con-Dems' 'bedroom tax' is not just an attack on the unemployed but also on workers who are forced - through low pay and high private rents - to rely on housing benefit
31 October 2012
When strikes and protests won reforms: Five million people in Britain - two million households - are desperate for decent, affordable housing...
10 September 2012
Leeds Youth Fight for Jobs will be lobbying Leeds City Council this Wednesday, 12th September over housing issues as part of its 'Young Tenants Fightback' campaign...
11 April 2012
For generations tenants and other activists have fought to win new housing with security of tenure for working class people in Britain's towns, cities and rural areas...
7 March 2012
Almost 100 people attended a conference called by Leeds Tenants Federation to discuss the government's Welfare Reform Bill and its impact on tenants in Leeds, writes Iain Dalton, Hyde Park and Headingley Socialist Party.
9 November 2011
In this article Sinead Daly from Socialist Party Scotland shows how working class families resisted rent rises and appalling housing conditions in Glasgow nearly 100 years ago...
19 October 2011
Average private rents are now beyond the reach of ordinary families in most of the country (55% of local authority areas) according to a new survey by housing charity Shelter, writes Paul Kershaw.
5 October 2011
The Tory conference announcement that they will increase the discount for 'right to buy' council house sales is a cruel trick on people suffering on housing waiting lists and council tenants looking for a way out of council housing, writes Paul Kershaw.
28 September 2011
BAE jobs massacre: BAE Systems has announced that it intends to axe 3,000 manufacturing jobs in the UK. The main brunt of the job losses will hit plants in Brough, East Yorkshire, and at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire...
17 August 2011
On Friday 12 August Tory-controlled Wandsworth council in London threatened a parent with eviction whose son has appeared in court
15 June 2011
Private renting: high rents, no security and bad conditions: Paul Kershaw, from Unite LE 1111 housing workers' branch reveals the details of some of the Con-Dem attacks...
11 May 2011
By talking to some of the people affected, the Panorama programme on 4 May gave a rare glimpse on prime time TV, of the human impact of the housing crisis, writes Paul Kershaw, Unite LE 1111 housing workers' branch, personal capacity.
6 April 2011
There will be widespread anguish at Tory/Lib Dems' changes to housing benefit which came into force on 1 April. Hundreds of thousands of families entitlement to help with housing costs in privately rented property will be sharply reduced, writes Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor, Coventry.
16 February 2011
ROGUE PRIVATE landlords continue to put tenants' health and safety at risk. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has said that around one million privately-let homes in England are dangerous...
8 December 2010
The Con-Dem government plans a 63% cut in funding for social house building. They want to remove security of tenure for new social housing tenants and are introducing massive cuts in housing benefit...
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