Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Mrs Thatcher's old boast about making Britain a "property-owning democracy" seems a little lame today as the number of tenant households in England and Wales evicted from their homes hit record levels in the third quarter of the year, with cuts to social security among the factors leading to more than 100 evictions a day. 'Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that 11,100 rented properties were repossessed by bailiffs between July and September, the highest quarterly figure since the records began in 2000. ..... By the end of September , more than 30,000 tenant householders had lost their homes, and the figure is on track to be higher than the 37,792 recorded in 2013.' (Guardian, 13 November)   RD       

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