Freeze the rent, not the tenants

Can they afford to turn it on? The “cost of living crisis” is pushing more and more tenants to the edge. Already inflation has reached 9%. If it's at that or a higher level in September then next years increase for four million social housing households could be 10% or more. In the private sector … Continue reading Freeze the rent, not the tenants

The government should end “affordable rent”and Right to Buy

This is a letter to Michael Gove in response to his speech at a Shelter in which he said that he would look at ways to produce more social rent homes. These comments are welcome but if you seriously want to see a big increase in the building of social rent homes then it is … Continue reading The government should end “affordable rent”and Right to Buy

‘Not too late’ to stop eviction deluge, say Big Issue, Shelter and others in joint letter

A growing alliance of housing organisations, politicians, trade unions,Black Lives Matter and anti-racism campaigns and others have written tothe Prime Minister today, calling for urgent Government intervention toavoid escalating evictions and homelessness. The letter says ‘Government can still act to avert the pending disasterfacing tens of thousands of renters across the UK.     It’s not … Continue reading ‘Not too late’ to stop eviction deluge, say Big Issue, Shelter and others in joint letter

What’s wrong with Boris Johnson’s building plans?

Carol Hayton answers the question. On 30th June yet another meaningless slogan was plastered across the Downing Street lectern in an attempt to convince the British public that Boris Johnson’s government is moving forward with a recovery plan. The ‘Build Build Build’ sticker seemed to have been applied at a slightly lopsided angle, giving the … Continue reading What’s wrong with Boris Johnson’s building plans?