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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

A new era for social cleansing: Richard Benyon must be stopped
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A new era for social cleansing: Richard Benyon must be stopped

What’s happening to the people of the New Era estate is happening all over London as the Government­-created housing crisis is causing people to lose their homes, jobs and communities. What kind of a society allows the naked greed of wealthy landlords to trump peoples’ basic need for housing? Richard Benyon – whose multi-millionaire family bought … Continue reading

39% of private tenants are living in poverty – the only solution is to get organised
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39% of private tenants are living in poverty – the only solution is to get organised

“The government is unlikely to regulate or legislate the private sector to a degree that will make it fit for purpose – tenants will need to unite and work together through tenants organisations for the private sector” – Race Equality Foundation. Health, housing and the impact on health inequalities, 2014. The findings of the Race … Continue reading