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New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash The Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through parliament can’t solve the problem of victim’s housing—and that’s a huge problem, says Isabel Ringrose

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis Eight people have died at a Glasgow hotel used to shelter the homeless during lockdown.  

Grenfell inquiry hear details of cost cutting and incompetence that led to tragedy

Grenfell inquiry hear details of cost cutting and incompetence that led to tragedy The project manager responsible for overseeing work on Grenfell Tower’s cladding system didn’t properly understand safety warnings, an inquiry has heard.  

Olive Morris—a tragically short life dedicated to struggle

Olive Morris—a tragically short life dedicated to struggle Teenager Olive Morris was hanging out at Desmond’s Hip City record shop in Brixton, south London, on a Saturday afternoon in November 1969 when it happened.

Tories’ failure to replace Grenfell-style cladding leaves people ‘living in fear’

Tories’ failure to replace Grenfell-style cladding leaves people ‘living in fear’ Dangerous cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower remains on hundreds of residential buildings

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’

25 August 2020
Consultants McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds by the British government for “six weeks of work” to decide the “vision, purpose and narrative” of a new public health authority in England.

Letters—Museum is wrong, we won’t walk in under slaver’s boot

03 August 2020
The Fight continues to remove the statue of Robert Geffrye at the Museum of the Home, in Hackney, east London.

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears

14 July 2020
Fire safety concerns relating to Grenfell Tower were ignored, an inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

LETTERS - We social housing residents are fighting the developers

26 June 2020
We live in a social housing block of 30 flats in west London, and our residents’ association is fighting a development that is taking away our space.

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

19 June 2020
Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Backlash in Labour grows as party shifts further rightward

11 May 2020
Labour has provoked a ­backlash from its own members after betraying both tenants and victims of India’s hard right government.

Openreach: fury over holiday attacks AND Union criticises Vivid Housing

04 May 2020
The CWU union has expressed its anger and dismay at telecommunications firm Openreach’s decision to announce unagreed changes to its approach to annual leave.

Homeless people abandoned in a system ‘designed to fail’

02 May 2020
Despite Tory promises to house homeless people, the most vulnerable are left struggling with a situation that’s only getting worse

Inspiring US housing campaigns could launch rent strikes

30 April 2020
Covid-19 has laid bare the US’s massive housing crisis—but it’s also highlighted inspiring grassroots campaigns

Strike at St Mungo’s for conditions and homeless service

17 March 2020
Around 500 workers at the St Mungo’s homelessness charity began a three-day strike on Monday over attempts to push through worse terms and conditions.

Grenfell Inquiry—firms ‘pass buck and blame each other’

04 February 2020
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire heard last week that corporations had killed residents “in the pursuit of money”.

Reports round-up—Two strikes at Heathrow and Rail Gourmet walkout

21 January 2020
Two strikes at Heathrow?

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

14 January 2020
Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

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