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Why Swindon Council should keep Council rents for Council homes

To Swindon Council Cabinet members

You can download a PDF of this here ahp2015-18cab

At your meeting on April 23rd you have before you a document on the government’s “Affordable Homes Programme” (AHP) for 2015-18. 1,612 more words

Swindon Council

Lest We Forget. "Remembering Abbott's Past"

The Guardian has judged him as ‘’politically incorrect to the point of dementia’’

New Statesman said Abbott represents ‘’politics at its most crass, exploitative and disturbing’’ 3,072 more words


Why Falling Unemployment Can Be Bad News For Everyone

More people are in work than ever before claim the DWP triumphantly as the unemployment figures show another huge rise in self-employment.  Whether these people are making any money, or whether they are pensioners with an ebay hobby, does not seem to matter as the Tories attempt to spin that Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms are working. 544 more words

Welfare Reform

my life is not your market

my life is not your market*

such anger
at ConDem

at managerialism
the smiling arrogance

that renders me powerless
in the name of progress

swallows any beauty in my world… 303 more words


Beyond the Barriers: The Work Programme

I do not think; if I had written Beyond the Barriers that I would have devoted nine pages to the Work Programme. I would just have written, scrap it and recycle the money to use to better effect elsewhere. 944 more words

An all-out assault on the principles of social housing (August 2013)

A recent Inside Housing article neatly summarises the recent Government changes to social housing, described by Inside Housing as ‘an all-out assault on the principles of social housing’. 392 more words

Analysis of last week's housing annoucements (July 2013)

Below is a blog from Jules Birch as featured on the Inside Housing website. It gives a really good analysis of last weeks housing announcements in the Spending Review and by the Treasury. 1,443 more words