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9 May 2014
TUSC candidates and supporters in Hackney, east London, gathered outside Hackney town hall to hammer home their message of the need for decent accommodation at affordable prices
7 May 2014
Labour launched its election campaign with proposals aimed at attracting private renters. There was little detail, but Ed Miliband raised a few limited measures
23 April 2014
The Daily Telegraph predicted that 2014 will be another profitable year for homeowners, suggesting that "the spring could be a great time to go for that investment-cum-country-house you have had your eye on."
9 April 2014
Cap rents not benefits - build quality council homes: My local area, the Labour-controlled south London borough of Lewisham, is no longer an affordable place to live, writes Chris Flood, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in Lewisham.
2 April 2014
The East End battle against high rents and slum conditions The women's poster demonstration was the first the locals in Bethnal Green in London's East End knew about their rent strike. Quinn Square was a slum.
5 March 2014
Meanwhile fat cat landlords cream the cash: Since the global financial crash of 2007-8 the lack of affordable housing has become increasingly acute for 'the 99%', particularly shattering the lives of young people and the poor with a relentless cruelty
26 February 2014
Britain's richest MP, Tory Richard Benyon - 'worth' £110 million - has slammed benefits as "something for nothing". Yet who is living a life of luxury thanks to benefits? He is!
19 February 2014
'Generation rent' is becoming more like 'three generations rent'. The website spareroom.com has recently revealed that in 2013 more than 60,000 over-40s placed 'room wanted' adverts on the site
12 February 2014
Waltham Forest TUSC supporters and prospective candidates held our first Rally for Rent Control at a busy crossroads in the East London borough
29 January 2014
On Thursday 22 May a little bit of history will be made. Hundreds of working class people – some of them already organised socialists, but many of them ordinary workers, trade unionists, young people, members of their local communities – will stand before the electorate and ask for votes
29 January 2014
Channel Four's infamous Benefits Street 'documentary' has featured a squalid four-bedroom rented home that is so riddled with damp that water runs down the walls
8 January 2014
Fergus Wilson - one of Britain's largest private landlords - says he will not accept any more applicants who rely on housing benefit
4 December 2013
Not more subsidies for lenders and landlords! All the politicians say we need more housing. But new home ‘completions’ in England fell 8% to 107,910 in the year to September, according to figures issued last month
23 October 2013
Fuelling anger: OK, you may be freezing cold this winter, unable to pay the soaring fuel bills, but spare a thought for Sam Laidlow
17 July 2013
No-go zones: A third of the country is now effectively a no-go zone for low-income families because of high rents
5 June 2013
Pay cuts, jobs cuts, pension cuts, low pay, high rents, Bedroom Tax... The National Shop Stewards Network conference on 29 June will bring together trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to discuss action over the coming months.
5 June 2013
Newham council is currently housing 29 families outside the east London borough, including ten that have been shipped out to Birmingham, writes Helen Pattison, East London Socialist Party.
3 April 2013
Black April: The front page headline of the Guardian called 1 April "The day that Britain changed". A number of the Tories' hated flagship policies are now in force, or due to be implemented later this month...
7 March 2013
Cap rents not benefits:
On 1 April David Cameron's government of the rich will unveil their vicious 'bedroom tax'. On the same day the Con-Dems are cutting millionaires' taxes yet again, saving them over £100,000 a year!
20 February 2013
Camden council has announced plans to move poorer families out of London
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