Time to reform eviction law: scrap section 21

If you want to see a more stable rental system, and less homelessness, make sure you have your say in the government’s consultation, which closes on 12 October.

Blog: Fighting for the future of council housing

I was brought up in a council house in inner-city Leeds. I know that council housing is vital to our country’s future, because like millions of people it’s part of my own life story and I know what a huge difference it can make to any family.

Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

Local government workers can’t afford to live in the towns they serve

Housing is out of reach for public service workers, declares local government conference

UNISON welcomes new law on tenancy fees

New Tenancy Fees Act (Engalnd) comes into force on 1 June – Scotland and Wales have own legislation

What you need to know about government housing plans (England)

Plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions are welcome, says union, but more needs to be done for private tenants

UNISON says Spring Statement housing proposals don’t go far enough

The union welcomes government’s proposals, but is concerned that no further funds are being made available for genuinely affordable homes

Speaking up for tenants

National Housing Federation launches consultation on giving tenants and residents a greater say in housing matters

UNISON calls for overhaul of England’s private housing system

Plans for a new Housing Complaints Resolution Service welcomed

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Make your voice heard on social housing

UNISON is encouraging members to respond to the government’s consultation on social housing in England. A government green paper promises “a new deal for social housing” to make sure that tenants have access to safe, secure and decent homes, and are empowered to hold their landlords to account when things go wrong. Key proposals include: […]

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday)

Have your say on private tenancies

The government is carrying out a consultation on proposals to ‘remove barriers’ to longer private-sector tenancies in England

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent

In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. Find out how much NHS porters, nurses, PCSOs and more are spending on rent