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Campaigners to Protest Against Housing Act

Campaigners to Protest Against Housing Act

#breakingnews, Housing, London
Housing campaigners 'Homes for All-Axe the Act' will rally outside Parliament on November 22nd to demand action against the housing crisis and present their own budget for homes. As Parliament proposes its new budget on Wednesday, Homes For All will implore the government to address long-term under-funding in council housing. In light of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire earlier this year, campaigners will also ask the government to pay for necessary fire safety provisions and further improvements in council homes. Eileen Short, Homes For All spokesperson, said: “The budget on Wednesday is a chance for Government to address the dire housing situation in Britain, which is getting worse with every week that passes. We are demanding a Budget for Homes that really helps invest in a new ge
Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News
The Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding. Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: "This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU." Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution to London. Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: "Brexit is putting additional pressure on London's housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers." Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticise
Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Housing
Traditionally, the charm of the capital has never failed to attract young millennials across the globe. With its lucrative job opportunities and unprecedented rooftop views you quickly find yourself amidst the young crowds here to pursue a lifelong dream. Although, we are very familiar with the phrase ‘everything comes with a price’. Cost of living in the capital has dramatically increased making a decent living almost unaffordable, as house prices bear no relation to income. Unregulated rental prices by private landlords consume almost two thirds of average salary. “We need to do everything we can to help Londoners who are struggling to pay their rents. That’s why I’m working with housing associations and councils to build new homes for ‘London Living Rent’” said Sadiq Khan. Mil
Charity fears homeless women suffer from NHS cuts

Charity fears homeless women suffer from NHS cuts

Gender, Housing, NHS, Politics
Hospitals, surgeries and shelters are not providing sanitary products for homeless people, despite the huge mobilisation for low income women’s right in the last few years. Women’s services manager for the charity Spires, Pamela Mhlophe, is concerned about the current situation: “In this moment, with NHS cutting down on many services, I don’t think they will tackle this problem too,“ she said to Westminster World. ”Private citizens and companies are helping through donations, but it should be a public issue.” Homeless women are used to living a dangerous life, full of risks, but it becomes much more difficult when they have their period. Besides finding food, a job and a place to stay, they have to look for a private toilet to wash themselves and, most importantly, find access to
Four alternative ways of living in London

Four alternative ways of living in London

Culture, Experience, Galleries, Housing, Media, News, Social media
With the cost of rent skyrocketing out of reach for many living in the capital, four Londoners have managed to find affordable ways to live that could prove to be viable solutions in the urban housing crisis.  Meet David, a Scottish bus driver. David has endured great instability in his life over the last year. After getting deported from Canada, David found himself homeless in the UK. Until now. David just moved into his new home in a converted shipping container in Walthamstow. This affordable housing project, mYPad, is the brainchild of the YMCA. The mYPad project, as David explains, is about “moving in people and enabling them to save money to move on.” David is not alone. According to Crisis.org, the affordable housing shortage in London has left over 8,000 people “sleeping ro
Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

#breakingnews, EU referendum, Housing, News, Politics, Social media
 A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
London house prices rise by 358 percent in 20 years

London house prices rise by 358 percent in 20 years

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London house prices have risen from an average of £83,000 to £380,000 in the past two decades, official figures show. This £297,000 increase since 1995 represents a 358 percent rise in London house prices according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS report analysed property sale data from 112 towns and cities in England and Wales with more than 75,000 inhabitants. The data corresponds with a report compiled by media group Trinity Mirror earlier this month which indicated that median house prices in the W1B1 postocde in Westminster  have risen 1,875 percent from £200,000 in 1995 to £3.95m in 2015. London is not the fastest rising In the past five years house prices in London have increased by 38 percent. This is not the fastest however, as house prices in Camb
Housing Bill said to increase number of homeless in London

Housing Bill said to increase number of homeless in London

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Londoners face the risk of losing their homes if the new Housing and Planning Bill is passed, the Lambeth Housing Activists warned hundreds of protestors on Saturday. The march against the new bill and the damage it may bring upon Londoners, began in the borough of Lambeth and ended outside 10 Downing Street on Saturday 30 January. Through the new Housing bill recently discussed in the Parliament, the government aims to increase home owners by privatising the sector. Leaders of the Green Party and Revolutionary Communists were present at the rally organised by the Lambeth Housing Activists, as well as some Labour and LibDem members. Crowd gathering at Imperial War Museum for march against dreadful #HousingBill This pretty much sums it up... pic.twitter.com/ehy1CPbbsv — Helen