Socialist Worker

Housing


Campaigners step up the fight against the Tory Housing Bill

05 April 2016
The Kill the Housing Bill campaign is taking confidence from Tory ministers’ defeats on Personal Independence Payments. The housing bill is uniting opposition against its threat to end state support for sub-market homes for rent, sell off council homes on the open market, push up rents through "Pay to Stay", encourage large scale demolition of estates and fail to control private rents or improve security .   

Reports round up

05 April 2016
Protesters were set to demonstrate in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday of this week to defend the town’s Women’s Aid service.

Reports round up

30 March 2016
Five million public sector workers and 1.5 million in the private sector face a cut in their take-home pay from next week.

As anti-racists gear up for protests, housing campaigners say no to scaremongering

19 March 2016
Campaigners for social housing have spoken out against attempts to blame the housing crisis on migrants and refugees.

Thousands-strong Kill the Housing Bill demo shows rising anger against Tories

13 March 2016
Around 8,000 people marched through central London today, Sunday, to oppose the Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill. 

Take back housing from the Tories and rich

08 March 2016
Politicians are queuing up to admit that there’s a chronic housing crisis—but no amount of hand wringing will absolve them for causing it.

Butterfields tenants say they won’t budge

01 March 2016
Around 60 Butterfields Estate tenants and supporters packed a meeting in Walthamstow, north east London, on Wednesday of last week.

Butterfields tenants take campaign to Labour MP

23 February 2016
Around 15 tenants from Butterfields housing estate, where new landlords are pushing through evictions, went to their Labour MP Stella Creasy’s “housing awards” last Saturday.

Butterfields estate residents speak out - kicked out their homes by rotten profiteers

16 February 2016
East London tenants could be just weeks away from eviction but vow to fight back

News in brief

09 February 2016
ENGLAND’s biggest academy chain is failing nearly half of its secondary school pupils, according to a damning report by schools watchdog Ofsted.

1,500 march to say Kill the Housing Bill

30 January 2016
Around 1,500 people joined a lively march today in London to protest at the Tories’ housing bill which condemns millions more to a lifetime of insecure private renting.

Housing campaigners plan protests against new Tory bill

19 January 2016
Over 100 tenants, trade unionists, councillors and Traveller groups attended an organising meeting against the Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill last Saturday.

'Tories are using housing as a weapon in their class war'

12 January 2016
Social housing tenants could be forced out of their homes as a new bill is set to become law. Dave Sewell examines its effects—and meets some of the campaigners who are fighting back

Stop ‘all-out attack’ on social housing

05 January 2016
The Tories were set to try and rush their new Housing and Planning Bill through its last stages in the House of Commons this week.

New Tory attack targets council housing

15 December 2015
The government is set to end lifetime tenancies for council tenants, in an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill.

Cressingham Gardens housing campaigners celebrate victory

24 November 2015
Campaigners from the Cressingham Gardens estate in Brixton, south London, were celebrating today, Tuesday. They have just won a legal victory against Lambeth Labour council’s plans to knock the estate down.

Industrial round-up

17 November 2015
GMB elects new general secretary | Water workers protest in Durham | Will bus stoppage get drivers a break? | Two-day rail strike called off in Wales | Leicester fire crews protest over cuts | London’s teachers demand housing

Demolition job—the Red Road flats and the assault on council housing

20 October 2015
The botched demolition of the Red Road flats in Glasgow last week was more than just a TV news spectacle. The residential tower blocks had dominated part of the city’s skyline for decades.

Reports round-up

20 October 2015
Northumbrian water workers; Unite call of EDF strike; Mimpin property fair; victory at Ministry of Justice; Lambeth libraries demo called

Homeless people pay the price of the Tories’ attacks on council housing

29 September 2015
The death of a two month old baby boy last week who lived in a car in Dorset with his homeless parents underlined the shocking extent of Britain’s housing crisis.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.