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Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing
Localism cuts to Council Housing
'Self financing' reform of Council housing finance is based on systematic underfunding. Already Birmingham, Nottingham and other councils plan to demolish thousands of council homes. Barking and Dagenham Council are discussing whole stock transfer, in face of Government plans to raise Right to Buy discounts, with no receipts available for new council housing.

A national protest at Parliament next week will challenge Government attacks and demand action to build the homes we need. A Housing Emergency protest on 15 November will oppose attacks on tenancies, rents and benefits, and demand new Council housing - see leaflet. And DCH Briefing on the Localism Bill.

The Localism Bill, which MPs are now voting through, introduces fixed term tenancies, and powers to reduce succession rights, end homeless access to council housing and remove thousands from housing waiting lists.

Come to Parliament 4pm 15th Nov - bring banners and placards. Arrange to see your MPs to put the case for council housing. See Localism Bill Briefing and leaflet.
Come to the meeting 5pm Committee Room 15 House of Commons, with MPs, councillors, trade unions, tenants and others.

Council consultation on Landlord (Tenancy) policies
Lobby Councils to reject permissive powers, stop fixed term tenancies, up to 80% market rents, and cuts in access to council housing. Organise speakers, meetings and lobbies for a joint tenant, union and councillors' campaign for investment in the council housing we need - see council resolution.
DCH meeting 10 December
National meeting 12-4pm 10 December in Camden Town Hall Judd St London WC1H 9JE see map here

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Labour Conference meeting

Housing Act Summit 22 October

Oppose NoHousing Bill

Right to Buy2: Stop sell-offs

Southwark march 25 March

Council Housing: Time To Invest

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