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14 April 2021
Tory MPs have claimed £3 million in housing rent payments at the same time as voting to effectively cut housing benefit for low-income households in the private rental sector.
2 October 2020
A review of Channel 4 series 'Council House Britain'
21 November 2018
General election now to reverse welfare attacks: Universal Credit claimants are being pushed into serious mental health problems, with some even considering suicide, according to public health researchers in the North East.
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
1 November 2017
Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May's backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns
20 September 2017
Nearly half of claimants in rent arrears: We campaign for an end to in-work poverty, a living wage for all workers, and living benefits without compulsion
26 July 2017
Young people in the UK have faced brutal attacks from successive governments on our living standards and our futures.
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
12 April 2017
Changes to child tax credits and the 'Universal Credit' benefit system will mean that people making a new claim from 6 April will have the number of children they can claim for capped at two. One exception to this is if the third child was born as a result of what the government calls "non-consensual conception."
5 April 2017
A raft of callous Tory measures starting on 6 April will push another 200,000 kids below the breadline, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.
22 March 2017
A new rule change will end housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds from next month. Reverse all benefit cuts - fight for mass building of council homes now!
1 February 2017
I look around at prices going up for everything and can't understand how we can sustain this way of life for even the next ten years!
11 January 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
30 November 2016
Lift the benefit cap, end austerity: By 2020 women will have shouldered 85% of the burden of changes to the tax and benefits system, claims a new report. This highlights the disproportionate effect of austerity.
23 November 2016
Councils have spent a disgraceful £3.5 billion in the last five years keeping homeless vulnerable families in temporary accommodation. They should spend the cash building homes!
9 November 2016
That any children are homeless in Britain, a rich country, is a crime - yet housing charity Shelter predicts there will be 120,000 children homeless this Christmas!
12 October 2016
The Tory party conference made its play for our support by appearing to announce £5 billion for a mass house building programme. They gleefully pledged they will be the party to alleviate the huge burden of crippling housing costs on working people.
14 September 2016
The new Tory benefit cap could force two thirds of refuges to close, leaving women fleeing violence with nowhere to go.
24 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. New Duke of Westminster inherits billions; private landlords received £9 billion last year in tenants' housing benefit.
10 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including a massive boost for bosses pay and unclaimed benefits.
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