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20 January 2021
Socialist Students has launched a petition to build support for its demands on the way forward for the student movement and to solve the crisis in higher education.
20 January 2021
Right up until the last minute, the university seemed to be endlessly optimistic about how we could return this term for in-person teaching
6 January 2021
With the new lockdowns, what can students expect for the rest of the academic year?
2 December 2020
Students at the University of Manchester won a 30% refund of their rent for the term
23 September 2020
The six-month eviction ban has come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of people could now be threatened with eviction. The Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) participated in a protest in London on 16
24 June 2020
Private sector rents in England hit a record high as the country headed into lockdown
13 May 2020
The economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis is biting; millions must choose between paying the rent and eating, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite housing workers branch.
25 September 2019
Labour's housing policies: a welcome beginning: Walking through the streets of Britain's cities, homeless people sleeping rough are hard to miss.
17 April 2019
At a well-attended public meeting in Bracknell on 8 April local activists, including Socialist Party members, met to discuss building a campaign against homelessness, high rents and the lack of council housing in the area.
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.
31 October 2018
Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.
17 October 2018
Theresa May said 'the end of austerity is in sight'
8 August 2018
Cap rents, build council homes, protect green space: A Tory cabinet minister says "the choice is building on more greenfield sites... or losing the election and ending up with Jeremy Corbyn"
4 July 2018
Under pressure, the Tories have promised to introduce three-year minimum tenancies. But we need real security, rent caps and a mass building programme of council housing
2 May 2018
Housing costs force workers out of London: It's a tough time to be a young person in Britain. Almost two-fifths of Millennials, young people born by 2000, rent privately at 30
14 February 2018
A stunning new report reveals the total rent paid in the UK has doubled to £51 billion since 2007
13 December 2017
Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.
29 November 2017
We say: cap private rents and build council homes now: Closer inspection shows Hammond's housing initiatives don't amount to a hill of beans
22 November 2017
Cap rents, build council homes: For some reason I don't think making your sandwiches at home or giving up avocado toast will sort it out
8 November 2017
Ginger's slogan of "not for sale" has drawn in many volunteers and donors from Minneapolis
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