The Mayor has been lobbying to make renting more secure and affordable for some time now. In addition, City Hall is now asking Government to:
1. Properly protect renters from losing their homes by preventing landlords serving eviction notices to any tenants affected by coronavirus and ending ‘no fault’ Section 21 evictions for good.
2. Further increase the help the welfare benefits system provides with rents, including covering in any shortfall in rents of those unable to pay them because of Covid-19.
3. Call on landlords to offer flexibility to tenants whose ability to pay their rent is affected by COVID-19, including requiring landlords in receipt of mortgage holidays to notify their tenants and to enable tenants to be exempt of rental payments for the duration of the holiday.
Are you a renter or landlord and have you been affected by the crisis? How are you coping?
What more do you think City Hall and Government could do?
How should things change for renters in future?
Please consider taking the time to submit a short submission here the housing policy team at City Hall will be reading all submissions this is an important chance to have your say heard and influence future housing policy in our city.
117 British Citizens and Residents Stranded in Sudan – North Kensington Labour Councillors ask Foreign Secretary to fly them back to the U.K.
RBKC Labour Group Leader, Cllr Pat Mason, has written to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab MP, asking him to act urgently to rescue 117 British citizens stranded in Sudan with little hope of leaving unless the government charters an aircraft to fly them out.
They are running out of food and money, they cannot afford commercial flights even if the Sudanese government had not closed Khartoum Airport and have been harassed by soldiers in recent days.
Cllr Pat Mason said, “I’ve asked Dominic Raab to fund a charter flight to rescue our 117 citizens in Sudan from the £75million the government has set aside to fly home stranded British travellers. The government knows these people are stranded with no means to return home but have so far failed to take the urgent action needed”.
Pat Mason, Councillor, Leader of the Labour Opposition Group
This weekend for International Women’s Day Weekend there are some incredible events and march’s taking place in London which we will be attending as a CLP. Below are details of all the events if you too would like to attend.
Saturday 7 March
Million Women Rise
TIME of March: Meet from 12.30pm and set off at 1.15pm
WHERE: Meet at Duke Street, London, W1U 1AT (next to Selfridges)CENTRAL LONDON .
HOW: March to Trafalgar Square.
A friendly access bus will be available within the march for you to access whenever you want
Rally: Trafalgar Square : from 2.30/3pmh
BSL interpreters will be available for the entire rally.
WHO: All Girls, Women, and their children who want an end to male violence against women and girls in all its forms!
We urgently need some volunteers to come and help out in our office over the next few weeks. We can provide full training and we are happy to organise sessions around you! If you are able to offer assistance with this invaluable work please email our chair David firstname.lastname@example.org