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Articles in the housing press provide essential background reading. Tenants reps and councillors need to see the full picture. Tenants reps should ask their council to pay for subscriptions - they all say they want us to be well informed.
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Guardian Tory council rebels over affordable homes concession 22 April 2014 3100
24dash.com Food bank donations soar 1,000% after Mail on Sunday attack 22 April 2014 3101
Socialist Worker Bedroom tax campaigners protest to stop evictions 17 April 2014 3099
Housing Excellence Shelter says millions one payday away from homelessness 15 April 2014 3098
24dash.com Bedroom tax arrears eviction court costs to rise by 150% 15 April 2014 3097
Inside Housing House prices continue to soar 15 April 2014 3096
Guardian The key to affordable housing - a £50,000 salary 15 April 2014 3095
Guardian Housing hysteria can only end in painful hangover 11 April 2014 3094
Socialist Worker Unhappy birthday for bedroom tax 10 April 2014 3093
Morning Star Bedroom tax victim celebrates victory 10 April 2014 3092
Housing Excellence Bedroom tax a success - at causing misery 09 April 2014 3091
Inside Housing Impact of welfare reform on tenants and landlords 09 April 2014 3090
Inside Housing Right to Buy deficit 07 April 2014 3089
Leeds Guardian Leeds bedroom tax protest 07 April 2014 3088
Cambridge News Cambridge campaigers in day of action against bedroom tax 07 April 2014 3087
Daily Mirror Bedroom tax protests in shadow of £68 million flats 07 April 2014 3086
Guardian Different treatment for spare homes and rooms 05 April 2014 3085
Independent Bedroom tax - now councils run out of emergency funds 05 April 2014 3084
Guardian This madness can't end well 03 April 2014 3083
Morning Star Anti-bedroom tax rallies planned on first anniversary 03 April 2014 3082
Guardian Libdem president will withdraw support for bedroom tax 02 April 2014 3081
Housing Excellence Two thirds of ALMOs plan to be working in private rented sector 02 April 2014 3080
Inside Housing MPs call for bedroom tax exemptions 02 April 2014 3079
Inside Housing Bedroom tax - a year of pain 01 April 2014 3077
Inside Housing Merseysid rent arrears soar for bedroom tax 01 April 2014 3076
24dash.com Third of Newcastle households hit by bedroom tax and welfare reforms 01 April 2014 3078
Morning Star Tories - Bed tax not about the money 29 March 2014 3074
Housing Excellence Father wins right to family life by bedroom tax ruling 29 March 2014 3073
Inside Housing 6% of bedroom tax tenants have moved home 29 March 2014 3075
24dash.com Bedroom tax victory for single parent 27 March 2014 3072
Inside Housing Average debt of welfare-reform hit tenant around £3,000 26 March 2014 3071
Guardian Tenants paying high rent cut back on heating and food 26 March 2014 3070
Inside Housing Boroughs lose fight against Boris' affordable rent plan 25 March 2014 3066
Wordpress Tackling Swindon's housing crisis 25 March 2014 3067
Wordpress Swindon forum rells council: reject 'affordable' rent 25 March 2014 3069
Inside Housing 10% rise ui people seeking rent arrears advice 24 March 2014 3064
Morning Star Eviction bid blocked 24 March 2014 3063
24dash.com Councils hamstrung by new right to Buy 24 March 2014 3065
24dash.com Lies, damned lies and statistics 18 March 2014 3062
24dash.com Why affordable rent must be challenged 17 March 2014 3061
Morning Star Bed tax victory Mum asked by official to keep paying 17 March 2014 3060
Guardian Should 'bad' tenants pay more rent? 10 March 2014 3053
Inside Housing Councils may hacve to return HRA cash 03 March 2014 3052
Independent Libdems must oppose bedroom tax says party president 28 February 2014 3050
Inside Housing Bedroom tax 'helping to end child poverty' 28 February 2014 3051
Inside Housing Freud to breakbedroom tax pledge 27 February 2014 3049
Guardian Home ownership at lowest level for 25 years 26 February 2014 3048
Morning Star Con-Dem housing - Thatcher's unfinished business 25 February 2014 3047
Sunday Mirror Bedroom tax victims urged to prepare mass appeal 23 February 2014 3046
Wordpress No market solutions, we need a council house building programme 22 February 2014 3045
Inside Housing Campaigners fail to overturn bedroom tax ruling 21 February 2014 3044
Inside Housing Council accused of social cleansing after halving waiting list 18 February 2014 3043
Independent Rental sector evictions at highest level since records began 14 February 2014 3041
24dash.com Bid to scrap bedroom tax gets second Commons reading 14 February 2014 3042
Inside Housing Two thirds of bedroom tax victims in arrears 12 February 2014 3040
Independent Bedroom tax wrongly levied on thousands 12 February 2014 3039
Guardian Trebling house prices mean average wages need to double to keep up 11 February 2014 3038
Morning Star Refund Scottisn bedroom taxc victims, MPs urged 11 February 2014 3037
Wordpress That's not what democracy looks like 08 February 2014 3036
Wordpress Why Swindon council should reject bidding under 'affordable homes' programme 07 February 2014 3035
Morning Star Tories say No to SNP axe of bedroom tax 06 February 2014 3032
24dash.com Government MPs think disabled are exempt from Bedroom tax 06 February 2014 3034
Inside Housing Date confirmed for bedroom tax loophole to close (3rd March) 06 February 2014 3033
24dash.com Southwark council halves rent formula 05 February 2014 3031
Guardian 'Housing crisis will continue for 10 years' - Osborne 05 February 2014 3030
Socialist Worker Scottish campaigners - 05 February 2014 3029
Morning Star Hopkins slammed over Marxist diatribe slur 05 February 2014 3028
24dash.com Former minister hits out at failure to halt social housing's decline 04 February 2014 3027
Wordpress An offer that should be refused 04 February 2014 3024
Inside Housing UN housing report slammed 04 February 2014 3026
Morning Star Sturgeon vows to end bed tax eviction threat 04 February 2014 3025
Cambridge News Inflation busting rent hike for Cambridge tenants forced through 03 February 2014 3018
Guardian Council house waiting lists slashed with stroke of a pen 01 February 2014 3017
Socialist Worker Benefit justice activists say 23 January 2014 3016
Inside Housing Challenge to bedroom tax ruling 20 January 2014 3015
Cambridge News Tenant's revolt derails £279 rent hike for Cambridge council houses 18 January 2014 3013
Independent Pete Barker, whose beroom tax 'loophole' could help 40,000 get their money back 18 January 2014 3014
Morning Star Bedroom tax suicide victim hounded unlawfully 15 January 2014 3010
Guardian Bedroom tax levy on grief 15 January 2014 3012
Independent Bedroom tax on bereavement - benefit cut within 3 months 15 January 2014 3011
24dash.com MP questions bedroom tax debacle 14 January 2014 3009
Guardian Housing squalor is back - where is Labour's outrage? 14 January 2014 3008
Morning Star Labour promises on jobs and housing 14 January 2014 3007
24dash.com Liverpool mayor pledges support for tenants hit by bedroom tax error 13 January 2014 3006
Observer Private landlords cash in on Right to Buy 12 January 2014 3005
24dash.com First council announces bedroom tax refunds 11 January 2014 3004
Morning Star DWP admits hole in bedroom tax rules 10 January 2014 3003
24dash.com bedroom tax loophole 09 January 2014 3002
Guardian Bedroom tax error explained (possible refunds) 09 January 2014 3001
24dash.com Bedroom tax slammed by minister 06 January 2014 3000
Guardian Eviction of tenants will create housing benefit blackspots 06 January 2014 2999
Morning Star Tories under fire over 70% discount for council homes 06 January 2014 2998
Inside Housing Right to Buy discount to increase 03 January 2014 2997
London Review of Books Where will we live? 29 December 2013 2996
24dash.com Citizens Advice - sharp rise in arrears cases 20 December 2013 2990
Morning Star Bed tax reprieve for disabled man 19 December 2013 2988
Guardian One third bed tax disabled refused emergency grants 19 December 2013 2989
24dash.com Council's rent warning Xmas card disgusts tenants 18 December 2013 2987
Socialist Worker 'Merry Xmas - You're Evicted' 18 December 2013 2986
Independent The scale of the housing problem 17 December 2013 2985
Morning Star Lewisham council houses saved by squats campaign 16 December 2013 2984
Guardian Rent arrears double in six years 12 December 2013 2983
24dash.com Osborne urged to remove borrowing cap 04 December 2013 2982
Independent Ministers breaking promise over new council homes 02 December 2013 2981
Guardian UK biggest food drive since second world war 30 November 2013 2980
Inside Housing Councils may be asked to return HRA cash 29 November 2013 2979
Guardian Bedroom tax: Stress and strugggle as cuts hit home 28 November 2013 2978
24dash.com Disabled forced to cut back on food and heating to pay bedroom tax 27 November 2013 2977
Inside Housing Northampton council plans to set ALMO 27 November 2013 2976
24dash.com Salford - majority of bedroom tax victims now in arrears 26 November 2013 2975
Inside Housing Victory in shared care bedroom tax tribunal 23 November 2013 2974
Guardian 'Hutching up' - London's housing crisis 23 November 2013 2973
Morning Star Shamed Cardiff MP flees bedroom tax protesters 23 November 2013 2972
Inside Housing Councils begin legal challenge against Boris' rent model 21 November 2013 2971
Guardian Families priced out as number of affordable homes drops by 26% 21 November 2013 2970
Guardian Welsh tenants trapped in arrears and misery 20 November 2013 2969
Independent My house in the middle of the street 20 November 2013 2968
24dash.com Welfare'reforms'causing housing allocation chaos 19 November 2013 2967
Independent Subject to bedroom tax - room used for dialysis machine 19 November 2013 2966
Inside Housing Councils race to complete transfers 15 November 2013 2965
24dash.com Councillors pledge to build new council homes 14 November 2013 2964
Daily Mirror Bedroom tax: How they voted 13 November 2013 2963
Guardian Bid to abolish bedroom tax defeated 13 November 2013 2962
Independent A recipe for sleepless nights 13 November 2013 2961
Daily Mirror Grinning coalition MPs defend bedroom tax with glee 13 November 2013 2960
Morning Star Bedroom tax provokes stormy scenes in Parliamenr 13 November 2013 2959
Inside Housing Stock transfer guidance published 12 November 2013 2957
Inside Housing Calls for bedroom tax to be scrapped 12 November 2013 2958
24dash.com Yet more bedroom tax rent arrears discovered 07 November 2013 2951
Socialist Worker Bullying landlords drive tenants to despair due to bedroom tax 06 November 2013 2950
24dash.com Housing providers braced for 80% rise in arrears 04 November 2013 2949
Guardian Why we're occupying £3m council house 30 October 2013 2948
Independent Blind man fears losing home over bedroom tax 29 October 2013 2947
Morning Star Earls Court tenants rise against developers 28 October 2013 2946
Housing Rights Service In defence of the (Northern Ireland) Housing Executive 28 October 2013 2945
Wordpress/Keep our council homes Keep secure tenancies for all tenants 25 October 2013 2943
Inside Housing Bedroom tax tenants hit by rising rent arrears 25 October 2013 2944
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