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28 January 2015

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Millions in the UK are suffering the effects of unemployment. For many it's a daily struggle with a complicated bureaucracy, the effects of poverty and the countless rejections from job applications

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21 January 2015

Them & Us

Underpaid: Prime Minister David Cameron reckons he's getting tough with employers who pay below the statutory minimum wage of 6.50 an hour to their workers

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

26 November 2014

Housing crisis! What do socialists say?

The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!

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19 November 2014

Bedroom farce

When the Con-Dems brought in the Bedroom Tax, they told us it was to get rid of 'surplus rooms' in social housing

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1 October 2014

Housing - a history of class struggle

Housing is one of the most pressing social issues in Britain. Millions are struggling to pay their rents or mortgages. Government policies have resulted in rents and house prices reaching crazy heights

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20 August 2014

Campaign steps up on New Era estate

Hackney Socialist Party members have been campaigning on the New Era estate in Hoxton. Residents on the estate (owned by the richest Tory MP) have had their rents increased by over 100 a month in the last year

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2 July 2014

The great British housing disaster

Successive Labour and Con-Dem governments, and their local government counterparts, have failed to invest in building sufficient council housing and instead, encouraged profit-taking private developers and landlords to supply housing

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14 May 2014

Housing evictions - main parties to blame

Evictions in Britain have reached a ten year high. Disgracefully 31,000 possession orders are being applied for by councils, and it's mostly Labour councils that are carrying out this appalling act

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23 April 2014

Why is there a housing crisis?

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."

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5 March 2014

Government condemns millions to housing misery

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

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26 February 2014

End housing crisis: Rich landlords are real scroungers

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!

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26 February 2014

Them and us

M&S-style austerity: Former Marks and Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose has been appointed an adviser to the NHS. The Tory press sang hymns of praise to Rose's 'big business expertise'

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25 February 2014

TUSC campaigners call for rent controls

Socialist Party members will be taking part in a Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) protest outside the Landlord and Letting Show at the Barbican, London, on Wednesday 26 February from 9am

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Campaigning for rent control in Waltham Forest, East London, photo Sarah Wrack

19 February 2014

High rents + low wages - End this housing misery

'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

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Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash

15 January 2014

Evict the Con-Dems!

Scrap the Bedroom Tax NOW: Tory welfare-slashing minister Iain Duncan Smith should resign. The millionaire architect of the hated 'bedroom tax', has illegally imposed the tax on tenants not liable to pay it

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8 January 2014

Greedy landlords create housing hell

Fergus Wilson - one of Britain's largest private landlords - says he will not accept any more applicants who rely on housing benefit

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11 December 2013

Them & Us

Universal fiasco: Universal Credit (UC), the brainchild of work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, is in meltdown even before its launch

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19 June 2013

We can beat the bedroom tax - Guide

A 'know your rights' guide printed as a supplement in issue 770 of the Socialist

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On the march in Bootle against the Bedroom Tax, May 2013, photo  Socialist Party

On the march in Bootle against the Bedroom Tax, May 2013, photo Socialist Party

15 May 2013

Axe the killer tax: End the bedroom tax now

The death of Stephanie Bottrill, who couldn't afford the bedroom tax, is a tragedy made in Westminster by a government that wants to make working class people pay for the economic crisis

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24 April 2013

Organise to bin the bedroom tax

How our campaign can win: To charge tenants who are already on low incomes for having a room where people they are close to can stay is just about the meanest trick of a government which has a world-class reputation for mean tricks, writes Paul Gerrard, Salford against Cuts.

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