|Prominent University of Northampton academic is among those skewering the Housing Bill
Opposition to Housing Bill gathers for 13 March national demo
Opposition is spreading fast. The House of Lords look likely to vote against the Housing and Planning Bill, blocking it in Parliament (for a while at least).
A united opposition is gathering for a national march against the Bill, stepping up pressure on MPs to oppose it too. 50,000 leaflet, along with posters and stickers have gone out in the last week.
Dr Bob Colenutt University of Northampton
Decades of rigorous study into housing provision around the world suggest that these proposals will fuel rising housing costs, diminish local government resources, fatally undermine alternatives to market-based housing provision and ultimately increase the displacement of vulnerable communities and elevate eviction rates. This is not a solution to a crisis, but an accelerant that, in the process of changing the housing landscape, will devastate communities and families across the country.