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Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic

Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic A TUC report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

Tories—not young people—risk our lives

Tories—not young people—risk our lives The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts

14 July 2020
Local councils across England plan swingeing cuts in the wake of the ­coronavirus pandemic.

Rishi Sunak’s ‘kickstart’ scheme is an attack on workers that must be fought

08 July 2020
Sunak’s Summer Statement was a mix of ineffectual half-measures and attacks on the working class

Johnson’s ‘new deal’ to bail out system

30 June 2020
Boris Johnson’s promise this week of a “new deal” marked the latest dishonest move in a decade of Tory austerity.

Powerful movements against racism and austerity unite on the streets in France

16 June 2020
Militant anti-racism and the fight against austerity are coming together powerfully in France

Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses

13 May 2020
The Tories have their sights on making ordinary people pay for the Covid-19 crisis.

Homeless people charged for not going home

12 May 2020
Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

12 May 2020
Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown

11 April 2020
Millions of people in Britain are going hungry during the coronavirus crisis, according to new research.

Tories’ failure to test for virus will cost more lives

31 March 2020
The Tories are trying to hide their responsibility for the coronavirus crisis as the number of patients rises by 1,000 a day.

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

30 March 2020
Children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter

30 March 2020
Conflicting advice from the Tory government is resulting in homeless people being at heightened risk of contracting coronavirus.

Luxury furniture delivery firm claims its staff are ‘key workers’

28 March 2020
 A logistics company that delivers luxury furniture for Marks and Spencer made call centre workers come in claiming they were “critical” to tackling coronavirus.

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

22 March 2020
During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

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