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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.
3 February 2016
Words alone won't get rid of the bedroom tax. "I'm registered disabled - will I still have to pay bedroom tax?... Is the bedroom tax illegal, now?"... "Has the bedroom tax been stopped?", writes Cathy Meadows, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Scrap the Bedroom Tax, Defend Council Tax Benefits campaign.
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
"Please Sir, can I have a job?": I have multiple disabilities that include mobility post-traumatic stress disorder and dyslexia.
7 October 2015
The ever-dwindling numbers of affordable homes to buy or rent is behind the deepening housing crisis in the UK.
2 September 2015
Young and angry? Whether you are studying, working or unemployed in Britain today, you come up against the Tories' agenda.
8 July 2015
For the Tory ministers in their ivory towers the plight of working class people is off their radar
8 July 2015
The Tory government intends to slash housing benefit (HB) for low income households.
24 June 2015
By 2020, almost a quarter of UK children will lack the basic necessities needed to keep body and soul together.
23 June 2015
Join the budget day protests on Wednesday 8th July! George Osborne isn't content with tripling tuition fees or closing down youth services. On 8 July he'll announce more cuts
27 May 2015
Tories threaten young people's welfare, housing and education: Sitting in my first A-level economics lesson a year before US bank Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy my teacher said: "before you finish this course the economy will have crashed"
20 May 2015
Protest at re-opening of parliament on 27 May: Shock at election result has quickly turned into anger and action
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
22 April 2015
There is a severe crisis in housing. Low pay and sky-high rents mean that private renters spend over half their income paying the rent.
15 April 2015
All the indicators of homelessness are on the rise. The number of children living in temporary accommodation has risen by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months.
18 March 2015
Callous tax: Low paid worker Carol Hall, whose disabled son died after being attacked by thugs, now faces being evicted from her family home because of the government's hated 'bedroom tax'
4 March 2015
We all need a roof over our heads. However, even this basic human requirement is harder and harder to come by. We see extensive council house sell-offs, predatory private landlords, welfare cuts - and meagre government housing quotas not being met
25 February 2015
Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts
18 February 2015
Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits: Feeling the pinch? Cutting back on spending? Wondering how you'll make it to the end of the month? You're not alone. Workers everywhere are struggling with stagnating wages and rising prices
4 February 2015
"These cuts will sink us further into poverty": The government's plan to abolish housing benefit for under-21s has demonstrated, once again, how sorely out of touch they are with reality
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