Citizens UK

Affordable Housing, Rent, Property Price Stabilization

Radical Model Fighting the Housing Crisis: Tie Property Prices to Income

Monday, January 16, 2017
The Guardian

Buried among the workhouse chic and the new brick apartment blocks is an unlikely experiment in building homes that will remain affordable to local people forever. Read more about Radical Model Fighting the Housing Crisis: Tie Property Prices to Income

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Unaccompanied Minors, Refugee Children, Migrant Camps

Citizens UK Goes to Court to Protect Vulnerable Refugee Children

Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Guardian

Documents lodged in the high court on Friday criticise the government for failing to deliver an actual process to facilitate the transfer of child refugees under the Read more about Citizens UK Goes to Court to Protect Vulnerable Refugee Children

Citizens UK

Refugee Crisis, Masud, Afghan Boy, #refugeeswelcome

Citizens UK Calls on Government to Give Refugees Safe Passage

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Independent

Campaigners, politicians and celebrities listened to Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and laid white flowers as a tribute to the dead....

The event was organised by Citizens UK, which is supporting a court case testing whether four child refugees currently stranded in the “Jungle” will be allowed to safely join their families in the UK....

George Gabriel, from Citizens UK, said: “There are hundreds of people with genuine and valid claims to protection in Britain, including many children and young people who desperately need to be reunited with their loved ones.   Read more about Citizens UK Calls on Government to Give Refugees Safe Passage

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Organizing in the UK, Citizens UK, elections, voters

Citizens UK Makes Westminster's Politicians Face Power of the People

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Guardian

One of a number of alternative hustings trying to boost voter registration and turnout, and expanding the frontiers of conventional campaigning in the process, is Citizens UK.  It is an alliance of 350 schools, faith communities, unions and voluntary sector organisations in areas such as London, Birmingham and Cardiff that, among a number of issues, has pressed hard for the living wage. Read more about Citizens UK Makes Westminster's Politicians Face Power of the People

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Respect the Cap, Organizing in England, Financial Reform, Interest Rates, Payday Lending

Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

Friday, January 2, 2015
Daily Mail

Campaigners will today mark a new cap on payday loans by calling on the Government to set up a community finance fund.  New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority will require lenders to cap their interest rates at 0.8% a day, charge no more than £15 for a default, and never charge a customer more than twice the amount they originally borrowed.  Wonga, the UK's biggest payday lender, has responded by imposing a cap on the cost of its short-term loans." Read more about Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

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Citizens UK, IAF in UK, Community Organizing in UK, Affordable Housing, Living Wage

"What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Guardian

The living wage was a good start – but what we really need now is a living rent.  

Housing costs take up an enormous amount of income for renters and frequent increases risk dismantling communities... Read more about "What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

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Pay Day Lending, Credit, Citizens UK, Living Wage Campaign, economic justice

Acting Together for Economic Justice

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Huffington Post

Today's decision to cap the cost of payday loans did not emerge in a vacuum. It is the fruit of years of determined campaigning, which started in churches, mosques and synagogues in some of Britain's poorest neighbourhoods. Indeed, George Osborne's announcement comes exactly four years after 2000 members of the religious and civic institutions in Citizens UK asked all three parties' Treasury spokesmen to adopt precisely this policy. Read more about Acting Together for Economic Justice

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