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Housing campaign summit coming soon!

Our summit for housing and benefits campaigners is very soon – Saturday 25th March to be exact, which is just under two weeks.   The venue is Oxford Chambers, Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AU – between the Town Hall and the courts, and not far from the railway station. We ask people to arrive at […]

Here’s a flyer for the housing campaign “summit” on Sat 25th March

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Update: Housing Summit Sat 25th March

Here’s the latest news about our campaign for affordable council housing, against housing profiteers and against the benefit cuts which threaten the right to keep a roof over your head. Contents: Housing Summit Sat 25th March Stalls Mon 20th Feb from 1pm in Briggate and Wed 12 – 2, venue tbc Note about One Day […]

Overall Benefit Cap policy is a systemic UK homeless catastrophe

The inevitable impact of the overall benefit cap’s swingeing 23% cut is not just an increase in homelessness; it is not just a systemic homelessness mere crisis; it is an inevitable direct sy… Source: Overall Benefit Cap policy is a systemic UK homeless catastrophe

Quick update and request

First, a reminder that our regular meetings are now on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7pm, at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane, opposite the universities and the Fenton pub. That means our next meeting should be next Wednesday, 21st December. We are aware that many people might be away or busy with […]

The Benefit Cap rationale is unscrupulous UK employers!

The Benefit Cap …I could go on and on with the impacts of this policy and without any form of conspiracy theory whatsoever say that UK employers who have staff on full time minimum wage jobs … Source: The Benefit Cap rationale is unscrupulous UK employers!

Update: Pay more to Stay scrapped – sort of.

Just an extra update to inform everyone that the government has announced it is scrapping the policy of compulsory higher rents for council tenants on joint incomes of £31,000 and above (£40,000 in London). Instead, it is to be left to the discretion of individual local authorities and housing associations whether to implement a policy […]

Update: Benefit Cap, Housing Act and campaigns

First, some dates for your diary: This Saturday, 19th November: stalls in Little London with information and campaign materials, and promoting a public meeting to be held on Wednesday 23rd November. If you can help, please contact Ellen for more details – either by email here or by text/phone message on 07930966205. Wednesday 23rd November, […]

Benefit Cap Implementation Dates From 7 Nov to 23 January 2017 — SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

To see what amount of rent you may have to pay from your other benefits, look at the table here Baseline benefits means JSA/ESA plus child benefit and child tax credit if applicable. If you are on ESA (WRAG group only – the Support Group is exempt from the cap), you will in theory get […]

Benefit Capped? Get a job you lazy bast***s! Oh, you cant! — SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Whether its the right-wing Taxpayers Alliance or from 72%** of allegedly rational voters the stock answer to those about to be benefit capped is get a job like the rest of us! Yet over 86% of current capped households cant do that! Earlier this week the DWP released the data on the current households who […]