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Issue No. 2375

Race bar on flat rentals

Letting agents in London are prepared to exclude black tenants according to a new investigation. 

A BBC journalist posing as a landlord asked if letting agents could promise his property would not be rented to black tenants. 

All ten agreed.


Hate attacks not reported

Three quarters of lesbian, gay and bisexual people who experienced hate crimes or abuse over the last three years didn’t report it to the police.

One in six experienced homophobic hate crime or abuse in the same period. 

The figures come from a survey by Stonewall. 


Public services key in Scotland

The vote in next year’s independence referendum in Scotland could be decided on the quality of public services.

Asked if “adequate funding for public services” would affect their vote next year, 68 percent either agreed or strongly agreed. This was the highest for any issue raised in the PCS union survey.


Working poor in London

A new study exposes the myth of the north south divide. In London over a million people now live in poverty as the divide between rich and poor grows. 

The majority of those, 57 percent, live in working families.


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Tue 15 Oct 2013, 18:10 BST
Issue No. 2375
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