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16 June 2021
The so-called eviction ban ended at the end of May. But a legal ban on evictions, even when enforced, did not prevent tens of thousands becoming homeless during the pandemic. Over 130,000 households in
24 February 2021
Today I received a letter from the Home Secretary Priti Patel. The letter is a weak and pathetic attempt by the home secretary to deflect criticism away from her government's negligent policy
17 February 2021
Despite the horrific scenes at Grenfell almost four years ago, around 700,000 people in the UK are still living in buildings fitted with combustible cladding
20 January 2021
We have now surpassed 400 signatures for our rent strike, with over £710,000 pledged to be withheld. For students there is no equivalent to the furlough scheme, and we're expected to hand over the majority
6 January 2021
With the new lockdowns, what can students expect for the rest of the academic year?
2 December 2020
Students at the University of Manchester won a 30% refund of their rent for the term
11 November 2020
Socialist Students sends solidarity to students at the University of Manchester (UoM), who through their protests, have ensured the removal of two-metre high security fences designed to pen them in
28 October 2020
On Monday 19 October, students in Paragon accommodation, west London, checked their emails and got a huge shock
22 July 2020
The government often claims to have housed 90% of homeless people during the pandemic through the 'Everybody In' scheme. Working for a homeless service in Westminster, I know this to be a lie.
6 May 2020
On 29 March, the government told local councils and outreach teams to bring all rough sleepers into accommodation, writes Andrea Gilbert, homelessness worker.
15 April 2020
The Old Dairy is private rented accommodation provided by Host to students in the University of Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art, writes Sami Vickery, Plymouth College of Art student and Old Dairy tenant.
14 April 2020
Home secretary Priti Patel, has announced a 'you are not alone' campaign to support domestic violence victims who are more at risk than ever under lockdown, writes Amy Cousens, Women's Lives Matter.
18 March 2020
It didn't take coronavirus to create a housing emergency, but it does create new issues.
11 March 2020
The new domestic violence bill, first introduced by Theresa May, has supposedly been improved under Johnson's leadership, writes Amy Cousens, Bradford Socialist Party.
22 May 2019
The government has announced new changes to place a legal duty on local authorities to deliver 'accommodation-based services' to victims of domestic violence.
6 March 2019
It's one world for the super-rich and another for us including billions in profit for housebuilders and homelessness for thousands of children.
25 July 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including Boris's millionaire mansion and working homeless.
28 March 2018
The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.
14 March 2018
The Socialist Inbox: International Women's Day letters to the Socialist's editors.
31 January 2018
The London Socialist Party conference on 28 January was the scene of confident discussion, reports of excellent achievements across the city and focused plans for our next steps.
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