BALLOTS: Residents pressure the ‘council estate boy’

Elected members of the London Assembly have formally called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to provide public funds to council estate residents campaigning to save their homes from being demolished by developers and local councils. But, for many of these residents, the LAM’s plea to Mayor Khan to ‘level the playing field’ smacks of too little, too late.

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Politicians push people to private landlords

Central and local government politicians are pushing an estimated 11 million people in 4.4 million households in England to depend on private market landlords for their housing. Those 1.5 million private landlords in England receive £9.1 billion in state support paid either directly, or received indirectly through their tenants.

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