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Solving the housing crisis requires action at all levels
The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis that isn’t going away anytime soon, with the pandemic only exacerbating this problem and leaving people struggling financially. Whilst we are seeing strong levels of first time buyers get onto the property ladder, simultaneously nearly 1 in 5 (18.7%) of households are occupied by private renters, with a …
Priti’s persecution of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities
In the last election Conservatives ran on a manifesto targeting the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller community. They sought to give police new powers to arrest and seize the property and vehicles of trespassers who set up unauthorised encampments – in “order to protect our communities”. But at what cost and where will these families go? Unauthorised encampments yet another …
Building a Coalition for Building Homes
In a way, it was almost inevitable that I would develop an interest in gentrification and housing. After all, I am a millennial and I grew up in Zone 2/3 of Inner London. I didn’t just watch my neighbourhood change as I grew up, I watched the door to a future my parents' generation took for granted close …
New Roofs or Old Ceilings?
Under Corbyn, Labour announced its bid to combat high rents through old-style rent ceilings. If we look back across history we see these have had many unintended consequences. Often we have found the introduction and continuance of rent controls have done more harm than good. So should Labour continue to embrace such a policy? We know rent legislation …
Rent controls: a retrospective
For more than 70 years, between the First World War and the late 1980s, the United Kingdom had a system of rent controls for private sector tenants.  The policy was, on almost every metric, a success – argues Nick Bano. This middle portion of the 20th century stands in stark contrast to the housing conditions of the 21st: …
Guilt by Associations
Leading housing associations are losing their integrity as charitable organisations. They continue to trade on a set of myths about the sector that no longer hold true – writes Suz Muna. Housing Associations Build Social Housing Associations are increasingly indistinguishable from private developers and landlords, and their activities are increasingly focussed on market-level rents and sales. The result …

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#ICYMI Solving the housing crisis requires action at all levels 🧱

Read Kush Rawal, Director of Investment at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, latest take on shared ownership below:

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/03/solving-the-housing-crisis-requires-action-at-all-levels/
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In the last election Conservatives ran on a manifesto targeting the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller community. They sought to give police new powers to arrest and seize the property and vehicles of trespassers who set up unauthorised encampments – in “order to protect our communities”.

But at what cost and where will these families go?

Writes Chris Worrall

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/03/pritis-persecution-of-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-communities/
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#ICYMI Labour Housing Group National Policy Day 2021

'Learning from experiences in the South West'

Featuring Keynotes from:

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Cllr John Bloxsom, South West LP Regional Executive Committee

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

Now available to watch back via the link below 👇

https://youtu.be/vTktulmOm8I
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LHG National Policy Day 2021
Saturday 20th March 2021Learning from experiences in the South West The South West of England with its beautiful beaches, lovely moorland, and pretty village...
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Labour Housing Group
Join us for our Policy Day on Saturday March 20th - an opportunity to think outside the box:
How can we make progressive housing policy work for all parts of the country, including the South West?
What can we learn from recent housing initiatives outside London?
How can we support politicians and communities in areas with different challenges?

Open to Labour Party members only - please have your LP membership number to hand when you register.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-yvpz0vHd2Uq8GWZfue3QCjTW8njGK7
You'll be asked to choose your workshops when you register.
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#ICYMI: Building a Coalition for Building Homes

Part Three of Three

Here Councillor Leo Gibbons-Plowright outlines his personal journey to becoming a #YIMBY and how my outlook has been shaped by both where I grew up, and our gross inter-generational inequality.

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/02/building-a-coalition-for-building-homes/
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Labour Housing Group
#Editor: New Roofs or Old Ceilings? - Christopher Worrall 🧱

Under Corbyn, #Labour announced its bid to combat high rents through old-style rent ceilings. If we look back across history we see these have had many unintended consequences.

Often we have found the introduction and continuance of rent controls have done more harm than good. So should #Labour continue to embrace such a policy?

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/02/new-roofs-or-old-ceilings/

And read Duncan Bowie’s review of the #redbrickblog book The Return of Squalor – all royalties to @labourhousing – just in time to buy for Xmas!    https://t.co/g5nd44tkW6 https://t.co/UcWuNlHMoN

Need a last minute Xmas present for a housing enthusiast?
Buy the book of the blog - #redbrickblog – all royalties to @labourhousing. Over 100,000 words recording Tory housing disasters and setting out real alternatives. Edited by @stevehilditch

https://t.co/NNXBzFfdbi

⚠️THIS PANDEMIC IS A RENTERS CRISIS⚠️

📢 @JackShawLAB reviews a recent report from @resfoundation on whether the Government is living up to its promise of ending #roughsleeping for good.

Find out more via @redbrickblog now 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

https://t.co/5YVtzy0Sko https://t.co/iV2Cdl0uHW
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The truth is that there is no evidence that the proposed #planning reforms will deliver more homes - claims Bob Colenutt 🍃

Read more in his latest @redbrickblog below ⤵️

https://t.co/ZqoVFcNbl9 https://t.co/PUjC42btrz
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Don't miss this weekend's screening of @Push_TheFilm

Get your tickets below 🎟️

https://t.co/ZYw8LNyNK6 https://t.co/267bxzVqci
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What do the following have in common?

🤯 1 in 5 social tenants
👳🏾 1 in 4 black and asian people
🙄 1 in 3 18-24 year olds

They all were not registered to vote.

@SheilaSpencer47 explores how the #housing sector can improve voter registration 📝

https://t.co/F7C3Msi9je https://t.co/Z6KnZI3tWV
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