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The Tories’ silence

Owners of small companies would pay more tax under Labour – up to 45% more – but the Tories haven’t mentioned this.
Commenting on the Labour manifesto, John McDonnell said “In terms of income tax, the top 5% will pay a bit more
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Dan Wilson Craw laments the human misery that his demands would increase

Dan Wilson Craw is Director of the organisation that calls itself Generation Rent. He was quoted yesterday as follows:
“Without a reliable housing benefit system, Londoners on low incomes are getting into debt, going without food and heating or being f…

Bank of England economists base theory on Generation Rent claptrap

They helpfully link to articles quoting industry experts who predicted that higher property taxes would lead to higher rents in their article:
“Higher property taxes needn’t mean higher rents…
Some argue that taxing rental income or buy-to-let transact…

McDonnell and Marr lull landlords over RTB, on behalf of the Labour Party

Andrew Marr is a former Maoist and a former member of the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory.  His entry in Wikipedia (click here) includes the following:
“Regarding his political affiliations, he was formerly a Maoist and a member of the Socialis…

Is Shelter’s Campaigns Director beginning to see the light?

Greg Beales was quoted on 2 March 2019 as saying: “Shelter research shows that almost one in three renters receiving housing benefit haven’t been able to apply for a home they wanted due to discriminatory practices ranging from ‘no DSS’ adverts to tota…

Shelter couple’s “punishment”: self-imposed exile in Cornwall

Shelter has produced a video, which you can view below, as part of its futile campaign against No DSS adverts.
“Krystyna and her husband Geoff had to return to private renting in their 50s after being home owners when they were made redundant.
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Land for the Many but Rentals for the Few

The Land for the Many report for the Labour Party was released on 4 June. Click here
George Monbiot was the editor and there were six other authors.  One of them, Beth Stratford,  wrote an article about it in CityMetric.
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Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Shelter’s accounts for the year to March 2018 show total income of £67.4m, and total expenditure of £66.4m.  Compared to the previous year, income was up 11% and expenditure was up 6%: click here.
It got donations and legacies of £36.9 million
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Manchester’s temporary accommodation up nearly 500% in 5 years

The Manchester Evening News recently published an article on the cost – and dire state – of temporary accommodation provided by the council. Click here
“Lauren Edwards, team leader at Shelter’s Manchester branch, has seen her family casewor…

Generation Rent’s dream based on fallacious theorem from Trustee

The assured shorthold tenancy (AST) that was introduced three decades ago allows people to let properties for a fixed-period. Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 allows the landlord to give two months’ notice to end the tenancy after the fixed period wi…

BOYCOTT SHELTER!

That’s what Ken Loach called for 10 years ago, because Shelter’s CEO Adam Sampson wanted employees to do unpaid overtime to win a government contract. What, you thought Shelter was a charity that housed the homeless? That stopped 40 years ago!
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Is Shelter a charity?

Or is it a commercial enterprise, a sub-contractor to government or a left-wing pressure group financed by the general public?
The answer to all of these is yes. In the year to March 2017 Shelter received £2.1m from legal services contracts
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Support for Shelter’s discrimination campaign is completely out of date

Polly Neate and Greg Beales took over the management of Shelter in August/September 2017. In August this year Shelter started to harass letting agents over alleged bans on housing benefit (HB) claimants. Click here
On 11 September Shelter obligingly pu…

Support for Shelter’s discrimination campaign is completely out of date

Polly Neate and Greg Beales took over the management of Shelter in August/September 2017. In August this year Shelter started to harass letting agents over alleged bans on housing benefit (HB) claimants. Click here
On 11 September Shelter obligingly pu…

Shelter’s Campaigns Director misrepresented the law to the agent it harassed

Does the truth not matter to Shelter? Click here
On 16 October the campaign of harassment by Shelter’s supporters against Ludlow Thompson (LT) culminated in instructions to the firm from Greg Beales, Director of Communications, Policy &
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