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March against controversial housing bill

 
May 13th 2016
 

Protestor at 'Kill the Bill' Protest via Twitter © Hotel Workers Unite

Thousands of protestors took part in a march calling on the government to drop its controversial new Housing and Planning Bill. The ‘Kill the Bill’ demo took place in London on 13 March, beginning at Lincoln’s Inn Fields and ending at Parliament Square. Controversial new measures outlined in the bill include rent rises for higher-earning council tenants (higher earning being defined as over £40,000 in London and £30,000 elsewhere); the extension of the right-to-buy scheme to housing associations (removing yet more social housing from the market); and promoting starter homes – so-called ‘affordable housing’, capped at £450,000 in Greater London and £250,000 outside. At the time of writing, the bill was at the report stage in the House of Lords – two steps away from being given Royal Assent.

 
 
 

May/June 2016

 

Contents

Gail Porter talks to us...

Street Fridge Open 24/7

Amazon now does homes

LA hospital pays out for ‘dumping’ homeless patient

Homeless stats ignore domestic violence

The $58,000 Sleeping Bus

FareShare London to open at weekend

Be part of the Museum of Homelessness

The UK’s first pop-up village

Worrying number of homeless children in Scotland

March against controversial housing bill

Destitution: record high

Glasgow City Council failing in its duty to homeless people

Journey of a Citizen

PSPOs: a UK-wide problem

Crack + Cider

Spotting psychosis

Mental Health: Focus

 

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