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Social cleansing of the poor by councils must be stopped

Social cleansing of the poor by councils must be stopped

There was welcome news last week for council tenants after a mother of five, homeless after she lost her challenge of a decision by Westminster Council to re-house her 50…

Bedroom tax ruling: ‘a travesty of justice’

Bedroom tax ruling: ‘a travesty of justice’

Lawyers representing adults and children with disabilities who are challenging the government’s controversial ‘bedroom tax’ have vowed to fight on after losing part of their High Court challenge to the…

On the wisdom of criminalising squatting in the midst of a housing crisis

On the wisdom of criminalising squatting in the midst of a housing crisis

On 1st September 2012, section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) was passed into law, making squatting in a residential building in England and…

Police, bailiffs and bullying

On the 25th January, Justice Minister Helen Grant announced a proposed package of measures to ‘clean up the bailiff industry’, writes Kate Briscoe. Kate Briscoe founded the www.legalbeagles.info consumer website…

Hidden homeless: Where from? Where now?

Hidden homeless: Where from? Where now?

  When you think of a rough sleeper, do you think of a man or a woman? A new multimedia exhibition at the gallery@oxo this week will provide a unique…

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