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Reports round up: Protests tell Tories—stop and scrap Universal Credit

04 December 2018
Protests tell Tories—stop and scrap Universal Credit

Cladding firm tries to limit payouts ater Grenfell Tower fire

04 December 2018
A ban on the use of combustible materials on buildings over 18 metres high is set to come into force on 21 December

Protests after bank stops benefit claimants renting

27 November 2018
Housing activists protested outside NatWest branches in seven cities last Saturday in response to the bank targeting housing benefit claimants.

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

04 November 2018
London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

Vulnerable residents could lose homes under south east London council plan

30 October 2018
Forty one households in south east London fear they will be removed from their homes by the Labour-run council’s plan to scrap their sheltered accommodation.

So-called Tory clampdown on rogue landlords will do nothing to help tenants

24 October 2018
The Tory promise to crack down on “rogue” landlords is a sham.

More Tory failures in the wake of Grenfell fire

23 October 2018
Five tower blocks in Norwich failed fire safety tests last week.

Don't trust Theresa May’s housing pledge - demand new council homes

09 October 2018
Theresa May announced last week that she was removing the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap for local authorities.

‘Dangerous’ racist rules scapegoat refugees

08 October 2018
Councils that refuse to house some asylum seekers are whipping up division, writes?Nick Clark

No to demolition without the tenants’ permission

02 October 2018
Housing campaigners and residents in London are to protest against plans from mayor Sadiq Khan to deny them a vote on regeneration plans that affect their estates

Anger forces Tory council to back down from threat to Grenfell estate residents—again

20 September 2018
A storm of anger has forced Kensington and Chelsea council to back down from their latest attack on people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

Towering architectural feats? Piano fails to hit the right note

18 September 2018
Architect Renzo Piano has made a successful career out of designing buildings that ordinary people are largely excluded from using

Housing report exposes the misery of private renters as landlords grab more cash

11 September 2018
Money-grabbing landlords, a lack of social housing and sky-high rents are fuelling a private rental sector that means many suffer in insecure, unsafe homes.

Demolition threat for London estates

04 September 2018
Over 80 housing estates across London are up for demolition. They are some of the 118 sites that are undergoing or facing regeneration.

Woman ‘sets fire to herself’ in housing office

21 August 2018
A woman reportedly set fire to herself in a London housing office on Wednesday of last week. The incident took place in an office of Tory-run Barnet council.

The Troublemaker - Councils hit homeless people with up to £1,500 in charges

21 August 2018
Homeless people face being charged up to £1,500 a year by councils to store their possessions.

Tory housing green paper will not solve the crisis - we need more council housing

14 August 2018
The Tories announced their new social housing green paper on Tuesday.

The real scandal behind building on green belt

07 August 2018
The majority of houses built on the green belt last year were unaffordable.

Residents' rage forces Grenfell council to back off from ending secure tenancies

29 July 2018
Residents have forced Kensington and Chelsea council to retreat from plans that would threaten their secure council tenancies. 

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

24 July 2018
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

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