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Tiny flats will do for you lot, says Gavin Barwell—housing minister with the plush pad

11 October 2016
Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell has a bizarre solution to the housing crisis.

Housing demo hits awards event to protest over selloffs and demolitions

11 October 2016
Activists protested outside the annual Stirling Awards for architecture on Thursday of last week.

Tories show their nasty side with housing policy

04 October 2016
Plans unveiled by the Tories to boost housing won’t come close to solving the crisis of a lack of affordable homes.

Reports round-up

27 September 2016
Campaigning has pushed an estate agent to take down from its website a property on the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, north London.

Day centre for homeless in Bradford fights closure

27 September 2016
Homeless and vulnerable people in Bradford face a bleak future as a day centre in the city could close.

Oxford health workers demand lower rents and higher pay

07 September 2016
Some 200 protesters in Oxford last Saturday demanded affordable housing.

New hope for Cressingham Gardens housing campaign

30 August 2016
Residents of the Cressingham Gardens estate in Tulse Hill, south London, have won the right to a second judicial review into the council’s decision to knock down the estate.

Landlords double their profit from housing benefit in just a decade

23 August 2016
New figures show how the Tories are pushing the market into housing—and the damage it does, says Alistair Farrow

Rent strikers beat ‘back door fees hike’

21 June 2016
A rent strike at University College London (UCL) has forced management to reduce their sky-high rents.

Marchers call for defiance of the Tories’ Housing Act

21 June 2016
Some 500 people marched in London last Saturday to demand the Tories scrap their poisonous Housing and Planning Act.

Join the national protest to axe the Housing Act

14 June 2016
Campaigners are set to descend on London this Saturday for a national protest against the Tories’ Housing and Planning Act

Butterfields residents in Walthamstow prepare to resist new eviction notices

31 May 2016
Four households living on the Butterfields Estate in Walthamstow, north London have been issued with eviction notices.

Housing workers resist pay imposition as activists vow to fight new Tory law

24 May 2016
Housing workers in the Unite union struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week over pay. Housing campaigners also met to plan resistance to the new Housing and Planning Act. Travellers also protested against the impact of the law

Can Labour councils defy the Tories' new Housing Bill?

17 May 2016
The first housing protest since the Tories’ new Housing and Planning Act became law took place in Islington, north London, last Saturday.

Tories try to rush through housing bill

10 May 2016
The Tories are desperately trying to get their Housing and Planning Bill passed before Friday of this week, when the parliamentary session ends. The bill will make thousands of people homeless.

Campaigners tell MPs to scrap 'terrible' housing bill

03 May 2016
 Housing activists lobbied parliament against the Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill on Tuesday. The lobby came as the bill went back to be debated in the House of Commons.

Greedy building bosses are out to grab London’s homes

03 May 2016
Plans to let private firms build the way out of the housing crisis are a sham, Simon Elmer told Alistair Farrow. The real solution lies with the council estates they insist on knocking down

Join the lobby against the Tories' housing bill

26 April 2016
Housing campaigners protested outside the landlords’ Property Awards on Tuesday of last week.

Reports round-up

26 April 2016
Essex firefighters protest over cuts | Strike as mustard action hots up | Scaffolders build a wage parity fight | Drivers could stop sites | Buyout could save Butterfields homes

Housing campaigners keep up pressure as Tories suffer defeats in Lords

19 April 2016
The Tories suffered a double humiliation on Monday as two amendments to their flagship Housing and Planning Bill were passed in the House of Lords.

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