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Rentier nation

For all the political rhetoric about home ownership, official figures released today confirm that England continues to become a nation of private tenants.

The dwelling stock estimates published by the DCLG show that 137,000 homes were added in the year to March 2014. 385 more words

Social Housing

Loaves And Fishnets

Hey everyone On day 20 of NaPoWriMo my theme is working women. This is not the first time i have felt moved to write a poem on this topic nor i suspect will it be the last. 316 more words


The limits of localism

Have any of the 516 housing announcements made by the DCLG under the coalition plumbed lower depths than this week’s ‘ending the tenant tax to help tackle rogue landlords’? 645 more words

Private Renting

The tenure trap

New official figures show stunning changes in housing in England. Here are a dozen examples of what’s happening. We already knew that the number of people who own their own home has shrunk rapidly, that the number of private renters has soared and created Generation Rent and that private renting has overtaken social renting. 688 more words

Social Housing

Getting real

A technical change to an official index undermines everything that ministers have been telling us about private rents.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its latest  104 more words

Housing Benefit

Southwark's housing crisis

Peckham was my first port of call when I moved into London. So it was nice to return there to talk to Southwark Green Party about housing last night. 962 more words