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Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”
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Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”

By Focus E15 mums The fight for council housing in Newham and London continues. Despite Newham Council’s attempt to evict us, we can today confirm that the E15 Open House occupation will continue until 7th October as planned. We called Newham Council on the first day of the occupation to negotiate with us. The plan was never … Continue reading

Aren’t I ‘British’ because I rent? No solutions for renters from Ed Milliband.
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Aren’t I ‘British’ because I rent? No solutions for renters from Ed Milliband.

Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference made great claims of letting no stone be left untouched in addressing the “cost of living crisis”. Yet when it came to housing, the renters who may hold the balance in many swing seats at the next election were left feeling a little “un-British”. Instead, he talked … Continue reading

Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council
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Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council

We are extremely disappointed by Wandsworth Council’s decision to use a planning provision that should be used in the interest of the local community, for example by providing social or other genuinely affordable housing or facilities, to encourage a developer to build more expensive privately rented housing. We are also concerned that other councils in … Continue reading

New Era resident hits out at Benyon as “patronising” and “unethical”
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New Era resident hits out at Benyon as “patronising” and “unethical”

Whilst Richard Benyon has been busy portraying himself in the Huffington Post as some community-spirited Victorian benefactor, the residents who face having to lose their homes as a result of his greed have been getting organised. Multi-millionaire Richard Benyon is the now infamous MP and landlord behind plans to drive up rents on the Hoxton housing … Continue reading