Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
3 May 2017
The newly created Housing Association Workers and Residents network had received 718 nominations for its alternative awards
12 April 2017
Tory caps on housing benefits have left thousands of families with only 50p a week for rent.
5 April 2017
'Keyworker' tenants of the housing association One Housing in Newham, east London, have been hit by a 40% price hike.
22 March 2017
A new rule change will end housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds from next month. Reverse all benefit cuts - fight for mass building of council homes now!
1 February 2017
I look around at prices going up for everything and can't understand how we can sustain this way of life for even the next ten years!
25 January 2017
Flintshire county council in North Wales has decided to buy back 55 council houses sold since 2005 when they become available on the market
18 January 2017
Housing activists in Seattle, organised into the 'Coalition to Build 1,000 Homes', have scored a major victory, winning $29 million for affordable housing in the 2017-2018 council budget. They pushed through a final unanimous vote in the city council, despite fierce opposition from the city's Democratic establishment
11 January 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
11 January 2017
Unelected Tory prime minister Theresa May has delivered a speech to the Charity Commission in which she denounces injustices within our society.
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