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Repossessions hit a new high

Issue No. 2288

More than 16,000 homes were repossessed in the last three months of 2011—the highest for three years.

One in ten tenants renting privately is believed to be at least a month’s rent in arrears.

This will only increase as the Tories attack housing benefit.

Housing Emergency: Time for a housing alternative. Tuesday 21 February, 6:30pm, House of Commons Committee Room 14. Speakers include Owen Jones and Ken Loach. Organised by Defend Council Housing and others

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Sat 4 Feb 2012, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2288
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