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11 July 2018
June was the driest month on record in south east and central southern England, while Scotland recorded its highest ever temperature of 33.2C in Motherwell.
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
After congratulating themselves on nominally bringing the British state's finances out of the red - by plundering working class purses - the Tories sat down to vote on cutting provision of school meals and childcare.
13 December 2017
Dozens of families that survived the fire at Grenfell Tower face Christmas in hotels
15 November 2017
Universal Credit benefit changes will cause untold misery for thousands in Carlisle when they are fully rolled out in April next year
15 November 2017
Nationalise the energy firms: The market has failed and will go on failing to provide the basics of food, heat and shelter to millions
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.
28 June 2017
Between 400 and 600 people lived in Grenfell Tower - but it had just 200 bedrooms
5 April 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including top bosses' wages, luxury goods and licence fees.
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.
29 March 2017
The roll-out of the 'Universal Credit' benefits system seems to be making an already desperate social housing situation a whole lot worse
8 March 2017
Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.
11 January 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
14 December 2016
55% of poor people now live in working households - for the first time on record.
30 November 2016
Almost everyone acknowledges there is a major housing crisis in the UK. As Paul Kershaw (Unite housing branch LE1111) explains, a chronic lack of affordable housing has been made worse by the government's
23 November 2016
As profits for Tory toffs steadily climb, low-income working families will be left £2,543 worse off by 2020. Lift the benefit cap!
19 October 2016
We had worked on an absolutely fantastic and ferocious campaign. Now we have won far more than we could have imagined.
31 August 2016
1.6 million low-income families in 'extreme problem debt' - debt so crippling that it takes 40% of their total household income. Another 3.2 million households, that's one in eight, are struggling to manage their debt repayments, taking up 25% of income.
22 June 2016
Over the last 12 months, housing charity Shelter found 148,000 households at risk of eviction.
15 June 2016
The new housing act will help property developers and landlords make profits but it will do nothing for people who need affordable secure homes.
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