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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.
26 July 2017
120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)
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.
16 November 2016
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.
21 September 2016
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.
22 June 2016
Over the last 12 months, housing charity Shelter found 148,000 households at risk of eviction.
1 June 2016
Property asset-strippers Butterfields E17 Ltd have declared war on the tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, east London, again
9 March 2016
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.
24 February 2016
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.
17 February 2016
Evictions in England and Wales reached a record high last year as over 170 people lost their homes every day.
16 February 2016
At least 15 households have eviction notices since their landlord sold the properties [Update added 18.2.16]
27 January 2016
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.
18 November 2015
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".
4 November 2015
Under huge pressure Cameron has agreed to take in 20,000 refugees.
2 September 2015
In the past year, councils in England and Wales have sent bailiffs in to collect debts over two million times.
29 July 2015
A vulnerable family became the first people evicted in Wales as a result of the bedroom tax.
8 July 2015
The Tory government intends to slash housing benefit (HB) for low income households.
3 June 2015
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
20 May 2015
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
18 March 2015
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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