Rosie Walker the co-author of The Rent Trap (Pluto, 2016), is a social policy writer and researcher interested in housing, inequality, employment rights and debt. She writes for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Inside Housing and Third Sector. As a researcher she has worked for London School of Economics, University of Bristol and University of Brighton. She was once evicted by her landlord for asking for a new chest of drawers.
The Left Book Club was a key left-wing institution of the early 20th century, Roger van Zwanenberg recalls the history of the original Left Book Club.Read full article
Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability. Using statistics, taken from The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj, this infographic reveals what is really going on in the private rented sector.Read full article
We speak to Katya Nasim, a founding member of the London Renters’ Union, and Becka Hudson, Co-ordinator of the Radical Housing Network, about the UK housing crisis.Read full article
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We’re stuck in a rent trap. Economic and political forces made it possible, institutions sustain it, and we are socialised into it.Read full article