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Deepening housing crisis in Manchester

9 December 2019

The housing crisis sweeping Britain shows no sign of abating. Its effects are to be found all over the country, not least in the much-vaunted “Northern powerhouse” of Manchester. 

On the streets in Manchester

11 March 2019

Homelessness is growing in Britain, in part due to the shortage of housing. It's worst in London, but is growing fast elsewhere in England – the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North-West.

Home truths - hard times

28 February 2019

Young workers are finding it harder to set up their own home. This is due to rising house prices, static wages and low levels of employment.

Vultures feast on housing shortage

27 November 2017

A case going through the High Court illustrates the way regeneration schemes are often merely a curtain raiser for the demolition of council-owned housing.

Council rakes in millions from housing sales

4 August 2017

 Kensington and Chelsea council raised £4.5 million from the sale of two council houses last year, more than the £3.5 million outlay on the controversial cladding system added to Grenfell Tower.

House the People

Thursday 28 September 2017 19:30

CPBML Public Meeting, Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Housing in Britain is broken. Instead of filling a need, it is an investment from which huge profits can be made by taking advantage of the acute rise in demand. Meanwhile, council housing is left to rot – with deadly consequences. Come and discuss. All welcome.

Housing at the mercy of speculators and the EU

25 March 2016

The government is running down social housing intending to prime the market for foreign takeover. Fearing that Britain may exit the EU, speculators are already leaping into the property scrum.

Action over housing

5 October 2015

The phrase “housing crisis” is a daily media prod to the London commuter. Blink and it’s still there. But we’ve been stood immobile and blinking for far too long.