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14 September 2016

Students and workers unite to cut rents

Student housing crisis: It's no secret that house prices and living costs are unaffordable for most working class people. It's also no secret that students have been hammered by successive governments, which have increased tuition fees and axed maintenance grants.

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24 August 2016

Greenwich council tenants: We won't pay! We won't move!

Greenwich council is threatening 22,000 council residents with a rent increase in April 2017. The council has indicated that it will implement the housing act, including 'pay to stay'.

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10 August 2016

Axe the Housing Act: 'We can't pay, we'll organise and we'll stay'

The housing crisis continues to deepen under this rotten Tory government. Many renters are now shelling out over half their net income to private landlords. But despite the acute shortage of affordable housing, Teresa May's ministers are pursuing a vicious campaign against social housing tenants. This is on top of the Tories' vindictive 'bedroom tax'.

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13 July 2016

Welsh Assembly to scrap 'right to buy'

The Welsh Assembly has announced it plans to scrap Thatcher's ruinous 'right to buy' policy in Wales. The Socialist Party welcomes this move - but this alone will not be enough to solve the housing crisis.

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29 June 2016

'We Won't Move' meeting organises opposition to Housing Act attacks

This Housing Act could be unleashed by housing associations in some places quite quickly. We have to prepare in the next nine months for every eventuality and we have to get organised now.

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15 June 2016

Action to defeat the Housing Act: we won't move!

This act aims to eliminate secure low cost housing

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15 June 2016

Housing Act: landlords and developers set to profit

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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8 June 2016

Housing: Let's reclaim our right to dream again!

Britain's housing crisis affects many but in particular the generations after the 'baby boomers' of the 1950s and 60s, writes Amalia.

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25 May 2016

We won't move! Mass resistance can defeat the Tories' housing act

The Tories' Housing and Planning Bill is now an Act, to be implemented in April 2017. The Kill the Housing Bill campaign set up last autumn is now renamed Axe the Housing Act. Another national demo has been called for 18 June.

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4 May 2016

2 in 5 fear rent trap

Nearly two fifths of renters think they will never escape the rent trap. A poll for the Observer found 37% of renters believe they will never own their own home.

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27 April 2016

Butterfields: campaign to stay getting results

A happy ending may be in sight for tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow who have been campaigning since February to keep their homes. The Socialist Party has been campaigning with them, exploring all avenues that may keep them in their homes.

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6 April 2016

London Labour councils purge housing waiting lists

Labour councils in London have sat on their hands as the national housing crisis grips their boroughs. Now they resort to cooking the books and 'pop-up homes' to cover it up.

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6 April 2016

NHS facilities to start paying market rents

Some parts of the NHS will now have to pay market-rate rents on their facilities.

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16 March 2016

TUSC urges Leeds Council to take action on private rents

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) lobbied the executive board of Leeds City Council on 9 March when it discussed what action to take regarding the growing private rented sector

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9 March 2016

We need socialist policies to end the housing crisis

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.

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9 March 2016

Housing crisis: can't pay, will stay!

The bully Tory government's hated Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 serves notice on secure tenancies and affordable rents. In response, we should declare loudly: "Can't pay - will stay!"

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2 March 2016

Housing nightmare the focus of student campaign

Amy Cousens has had one of the most visible campaigns on campus with banners calling for free education and affordable rents in Leeds.

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16 February 2016

Hands off the Butterfields estate!

At least 15 households have eviction notices since their landlord sold the properties [Update added 18.2.16]

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27 January 2016

Housing: smash the Tory wrecking bill

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.

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20 January 2016

Housing crisis reaches level of 1960s

Imagine that you live in a terraced house on a street that has, at one end, an airport and, at the other, a large factory, writes Bob Severn, private tenant, Birmingham.

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