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24 June 2020
Private sector rents in England hit a record high as the country headed into lockdown
13 May 2020
The economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis is biting; millions must choose between paying the rent and eating, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite housing workers branch.
25 September 2019
Labour's housing policies: a welcome beginning: Walking through the streets of Britain's cities, homeless people sleeping rough are hard to miss.
17 April 2019
At a well-attended public meeting in Bracknell on 8 April local activists, including Socialist Party members, met to discuss building a campaign against homelessness, high rents and the lack of council housing in the area.
21 November 2018
General election now to reverse welfare attacks: Universal Credit claimants are being pushed into serious mental health problems, with some even considering suicide, according to public health researchers in the North East.
31 October 2018
Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.
17 October 2018
Theresa May said 'the end of austerity is in sight'
8 August 2018
Cap rents, build council homes, protect green space: A Tory cabinet minister says "the choice is building on more greenfield sites... or losing the election and ending up with Jeremy Corbyn"
4 July 2018
Under pressure, the Tories have promised to introduce three-year minimum tenancies. But we need real security, rent caps and a mass building programme of council housing
2 May 2018
Housing costs force workers out of London: It's a tough time to be a young person in Britain. Almost two-fifths of Millennials, young people born by 2000, rent privately at 30
14 February 2018
A stunning new report reveals the total rent paid in the UK has doubled to £51 billion since 2007
13 December 2017
Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.
29 November 2017
We say: cap private rents and build council homes now: Closer inspection shows Hammond's housing initiatives don't amount to a hill of beans
22 November 2017
Cap rents, build council homes: For some reason I don't think making your sandwiches at home or giving up avocado toast will sort it out
8 November 2017
Ginger's slogan of "not for sale" has drawn in many volunteers and donors from Minneapolis
18 October 2017
Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by £2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust
11 October 2017
A standing ovation greeted Jeremy Corbin's pledges on housing at Labour's conference: to stop 'social cleansing' regeneration schemes and give residents a vote on regeneration proposals; to build more council homes and to control rents.
30 August 2017
Newham's private housing sector is notorious for illegal conversions, overcrowding, unsafe wiring, atrocious fire safety, damp, poor heating and infestation
28 June 2017
Between 400 and 600 people lived in Grenfell Tower - but it had just 200 bedrooms
14 June 2017
The average low-waged worker gives nearly half of every day's pay straight to private landlords, housing charity Shelter's new statistics have revealed, writes Laurel Fogarty.
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