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“Social Housing is only for the poor” – revealing, unpleasant, counterproductive

I drafted this piece just before George Osborne’s recent budget (you can see my piece on that at http://www.cwuyouth.org/view-blog.html?blog_id=417 ). Then other stuff got in the way and it languished on my laptop for a bit.  712 more words

One in four households privately renting by 2025

One in four households in the UK will be privately renting by 2025 – that’s the conclusion of research by respected business consultancy PwC. 

As house prices have risen much faster than earnings and social housing supply remains constrained, the number of households in the private rented sector has more than doubled since 2001, says the consultancy. 197 more words


Why are we not angry? – The London rent rant

Imagine going to the shop tomorrow. You pick up some eggs, a bun or two and some fruit. You walk past the self-checkouts not willing to hear dreaded ‘unknown item in the bagging area’ again. 694 more words