Tag Archives: housing benefit

Picturing the reaility of Tories’ benefit freeze

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – so rather than writing about today’s Benefit Uprating Bill, I thought I would post two images which pretty much say everything that needs saying on the issue: most people on benefits are in work, not feckless, idle or fraudulent when the Tories say “we’re all […]

NW6 tops housing benefit claimant table

A while ago I blogged here on the disproportionate impact of housing benefit reform on the north-west of Camden – which highlighted the importance of it (specifically Local Housing Allowance or LHA) to people as an in-work benefit, especially in areas like our where private rents are sky-high. Camden has recently produced an really interesting […]

Regenerating the High Road

Local MP Glenda Jackson is hosting a meeting for Kilburn residents and business on 29 August to discuss how we can make the High Road a better place to work and live. We’re fortunate to be joined by the leaders of both Camden and Brent councils (Cllr Sarah Hayward and Cllr Mo Butt), so there’ll […]

NW6 renters will feel brunt of benefit cuts

David Cameron’s suggestion in today’s Mail on Sunday that people under the age of 25 could lose the right to housing benefit, as part of moves to cut the welfare bill, has prompted me to write a post on the impact of welfare cuts on NW6. The reason is twofold.  First, recent figures from Camden […]

Fireworks on Rowley Way

Great fireworks this weekend on Rowley Way – not so great, however, are the Government’s plans to end security of tenure on council estates and the impac these will have on those communities…

November’s edition of Kilburn Rose

To view the latest edition, click on this link: Kilburn Rose, newsletter of Kilburn (Brent) Labour Party, November 2010 Latest news from West Hampstead here: westhampsteadnewsletter-nov2010 And Belsize & Hampstead Town here: B & HT NewsletterNov 2010

A bit more on benefits

More on the impact of housing benefits in Kilburn, featuring exerpts from various bits of the Guardian

Cutting communities, not just benefits

How the Government proposed benfit cap for private renters will have a profound effect on Kilburn