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Ban On Evictions Reintroduced In England

Extra support to help protect rough sleepers and renters from the effects of COVID-19 has been announced by the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick today, 8th January. Just yesterday we wrote of the lack of support being offered to renters and homeless people during the latest lockdown. Backed by an additional £10 million in funding, all councils in England are being asked to redouble their efforts

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Tenants and Homeless Abandoned for Lockdown

Homeless person affected by Austerity sitting in front of At Paul's Cathedral

As we enter the third lockdown, over 76,000 deaths have been recorded as being COVID-19 related in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Since the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there has been no mention of re-introducing the ban on tenants being evicted that was put in place last March. Nor have provisions for rough sleepers been

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The Facts on the Rise of Food Poverty

Yesterday saw Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg, attack the United Nations Children’s Charity; UNICEF for pledging £25,000 to help feed children in South London. Mr Rees-Mogg called the action a “political stunt” after being challenged on why the UN aid agency’s new £700,000 fund to help community groups in the United Kingdom should even be required. While

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Council Reverse Decision to Close Schools Despite Risks

The Leader of Greenwich Council has written to headteachers in the London borough advising them that they must ignore his previous direction to move lessons online until the Christmas holidays start on Thursday. Leader Dan Thorpe outlined that despite not agreeing with the decision, he had no choice in light of legal threats from the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. As

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Greenwich Council Ordered to Keep Schools Open

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written to Greenwich Council threatening legal action should they refuse to keep schools open and cancel their plans for online learning. The Council had planned to move classes online for most students so as to reduce the risk of staff or pupils having to self isolate on Christmas Day. The move has been criticized

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Starmer Is Driving Muslims Away From Labour

The Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has found himself under fire today for failing to call out a racist far-right conspiracy theory on national radio. While appearing on LBC for his regular #CallKeir segment, a caller challenged him on immigration by citing a debunked conspiracy theory that says White People will become a minority in Britian by 2066, better known

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Mark Francois Rape Investigation Dropped Paving Way for His Return

Early this morning, The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the investigation into rape allegations made against a former Tory Minister had concluded with no charges being brought. The MP in question, Mark Francois, has been informed of this decision as has the victim. The Met stated that the evidentiary threshold for prosecution had not been met. On August 1st, news broke

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School COVID Bubbles Aren’t Working

Since pupils returned to schools across England this autumn, The Department for Education (DfE) have been keen to reassure parents and teaching staff that schools are safe for both students and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is a growing worry surrounding the implementation of school ‘bubbles’ and how safe they actually are. This is backed up by the

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Co-op Tell Staff To LIMIT Info They Give to NHS Contact tracers

EXCLUSIVE – A Internal Document from The Co-operative Food Group has revealed an alarming policy that they have implemented relating to NHS England’s “Test and Trace” program. The document dated 30th July, advises Co-op staff on steps they must take BEFORE cooperating with the scheme designed to help stop the spread of the virus. The details of the policy which

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Universal Credit Failing Millions Say Lords Committee

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A cross party report by the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has said that Universal Credit is “failing millions of people”. The committee took evidence from charities and benefit claimants during its investigation in which it also found the Tories flagship benefit’s design responsible for “soaring rent arrears and the use of food banks”. This is yet another damning

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Over Half of Flammable Cladding Removal Hasn’t Even Started

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The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that work to remove flammable cladding identified in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire, hasn’t even begun on over half of the buildings identified by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). Furthermore, the government spending watchdog also found that private landlords are lagging behind in remedial works, in comparison

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CUMMINGS LOCKDOWN COTTAGE VISITED BY COUNCIL FOR COUNCIL TAX AVOIDANCE

Dominic Cummings outside his London Home

Durham County Council (DCC) have now confirmed that the cottage Dominic Cummings travelled to during lockdown was not registered for council tax despite it be a separate dwelling. The council also found that planning breaches during a site visit on June 1st but, due to the uncertainty of when they took place, no further action will be taken. Regarding council

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Durham Council open investigation into cummings lockdown cottage

Dominic Cummings Durham County Council

Durham County Council (DCC) have confirmed that they have opened an investigation into Dominic Cummings cottage at North Lodge following complaints that it does not have the correct planning permissions or council tax banding. The investigation came about after I broke the story surrounding the “spare cottage” Mr Cummings stated he stayed at during his trip north during lockdown. I

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Cummings “Spare Cottage” Without Planning Permission and Pays No Council Tax

Dominic Cummings Cottage

Dominic Cummimgs; Senior Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a “spare cottage” at his father’s farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. In an Exclusive, I can now reveal that the cottage in question is not registered for Council Tax, nor has planning permission be sought

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