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24 June 2020
Private sector rents in England hit a record high as the country headed into lockdown
13 May 2020
The economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis is biting; millions must choose between paying the rent and eating, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite housing workers branch.
30 October 2019
Every time I drive up Lea Bridge Road in Walthamstow, east London, I pass the Butterfields estate. I look with pride to the 'Butterfields won't budge' poster still displayed in the window of one of the tenants.
9 October 2019
After over two years of campaigning, the residents of Woodsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close in Leeds have had plans to demolish their homes voted down unanimously by Leeds City Council's planning committee.
25 September 2019
Labour's housing policies: a welcome beginning: Walking through the streets of Britain's cities, homeless people sleeping rough are hard to miss.
12 June 2019
Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
5 June 2019
For decades, repairs on the homes on the Lawrence Street estate in Canning Town, east London, have been neglected. These homes have also been under threat of demolition. 30 residents met on 30 May to discuss their problems.
8 May 2019
Dressed in tuxedos, managers in social housing organisations arrived at the swanky Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane London on 1 May for a social housing 'awards' ceremony, no tenants invited!
24 April 2019
The Guardian recently reported that a 'social landlord' threatened a tenant for speaking to the press about segregated facilities for social tenants and private tenants in the same housing block
17 April 2019
You know that things have got bad for private renters when even the Tories realise they need to look like they're doing something to stop the chronic exploitation of tenants.
3 April 2019
Haven't the Tories and Blairites got enough to answer for without barring poor children from playgrounds? An investigation by the Guardian has showed yet another side of life under the 'Nasty Party' and its shadows on the right of Labour.
5 December 2018
Housing association bosses gave Theresa May a standing ovation after a speech on housing policy - you wouldn't find an audience of housing workers or tenants do that
28 November 2018
The Tories have recently announced a bill to end letting agency fees, as well as capping deposits at a maximum of six weeks' rent.
31 October 2018
Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.
4 July 2018
Under pressure, the Tories have promised to introduce three-year minimum tenancies. But we need real security, rent caps and a mass building programme of council housing
16 May 2018
On 16 May 1968, 50 years ago, Ronan Point, a high-rise tower block in Newham, east London, collapsed killing four people and injuring 17
16 May 2018
Kristofer Lundberg, a leading member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (Socialist Justice - CWI Sweden), was recently elected as leader of the 77,000 member tenants' union in West Sweden with 60% of the vote from delegates to the union's regional council
18 April 2018
In 2016 Socialist Party members helped Butterfields tenants fight eviction - they achieved a famous victory
28 March 2018
The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.
7 February 2018
Headlines scream about a hard-left takeover of the Labour Party. No wonder. Under Tony Blair, big business found a safe political alternative to the Tories. How they must now long for the return of pro-capitalist, pro-austerity Labour as they watch the Tories' divisions
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