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What does the Queen’s Speech mean for housing?
Despite presenting a large volume of legislation, overall the policy proposals in the Queen’s Speech will do very little to address the underlying causes of our country’s housing crisis.  Labour Housing Group has long argued for systemic change in the supply of genuinely affordable housing (the planning system and housing finance), reform of the benefits system, and regulation …
The progressive case for street votes
This week’s Queen’s Speech was a key opportunity for the government to announce serious plans to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. But while some individual announcements were welcome, overall they failed to go far enough. It was concerning to see recent rowing back on the commitment to building 300,000 homes a year, following the abandonment of plans for planning …
A more equitable housing model for Cornwall
Hundreds of thousands visit Cornwall every year, and who can blame them? With our long beaches, hidden coves, world-famous cream teas (jam first) and stunning scenery, it’s no wonder that so many people want to enjoy everything our wonderful part of the world has to offer. Growing up in Cornwall I know how important tourism is to our …
Labour must lead on the ‘Missing Middle’
Progressive Labour politicians should be leading the way on the delivery of gentle density and missing middle housing, not calling for bans on modest flats and apartment schemes. Labour is missing a trick not leading on the creation of walkable urban living in communities dominated by single-family homes. Known as the ‘Missing Middle’, these housing options represent a …
Housing is a human right: how Labour can make it a reality
For anyone looking at whether housing should be considered to be a human right, a blinding light shines on the obviousness of the question. If housing is not a fundamental right, then what is the point of human rights campaigns? A new publication jointly produced by Labour Housing Group and the Labour Campaign for Human Rights brings together …
The secret of council housing self-financing
On a cold January morning local councillors, tenants’ reps and Stephanie Cryan, Southwark’s lead councillor for housing, are walking around the Longfield estate in South Bermondsey. The estate was built between 1930 and 1950. Next to one of the old blocks are steps down to an air raid shelter, bricked-up when the war ended. There is a big …

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In Conversation With Miatta Fafnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation. Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm. The event is open to LHG and Labour members.
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We will be In-Conversation with Miatta Fahnbulleh @Miatsf Chief Executive of the New Economic Foundation. Former political advisor to the Leader of the Opposition and senior civil servant. Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm. The event will be virtual. Booking details to be announced https://t.co/0abSFqsoJS LabourHousing photo