Evictions by bailiffs increase by 50 per cent as cost-of-living crisis bites – Labour Party

The only eviction most people want to hear about.

The only eviction most people want to hear about.

New analysis by Labour of Ministry of Justice figures has revealed that evictions from rental properties are at their highest since they were first measured over a decade ago, according to the Labour Party.

  • The figures show that in the 12 months to September 2014, there were 41,195 landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs, an increase of 49% on the same 12 month period to Sept 2010. This would have seen an estimated 90,000 tenants lose their home.
  • The 11,100 landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs in the latest quarter (3-months to Sept 2014) was also the highest quarterly figure since 2000.
  • The number of claims issued for possession by landlords has also risen dramatically by 27% to over 170,000 in the 12 months to September 2014 when compared with the same period to Sept 2010.

 

Other housing facts:

  • The Government has presided over the lowest levels of housebuilding in peacetime since the 1920s.
  • The Government’s Bedroom Tax affects over 600,000 social tenants.
  • 9 million people, including over 1 million families, now rent from a private landlord.
  • Working people are £1,600 a year worse off under David Cameron’s government because for four years wages have lagged behind price rises.

To see what Labour’s shadow housing minister has to say about all this, give the party’s press site a visit.

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13 thoughts on “Evictions by bailiffs increase by 50 per cent as cost-of-living crisis bites – Labour Party

  1. Tony Dean

    I notice there is no link to the MOJ statistics referred to by New Labour. Which is odd.
    (I would post a direct link to them but I can’t find them.)

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Who’s ‘New’ Labour?
      I don’t think there’s any reason to doubt them – it’ll be a government statistical series.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Again, who is this ‘New’ Labour you mention? There hasn’t been a New Labour in the UK since 2010.

  2. Wayne Andpaula Willson

    New labour is as neoliberal today as it was in 2010, Ed Balls is as new labour as you can get, Im an actual socialist, which means I do get annoyed with labour shill blogs like this tryING and say this lot are not.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If it’s as neoliberal today as in 2010, then it wasn’t neoliberal in 2010. Simple as that.
      I think there’s a way to go yet before Labour gets its soul back, but it’s a lot closer than it was in the dark days of, say, Tony Blair.

    2. Mike Sivier Post author

      As for this being a Labour ‘shill’ blog – firstly: sticks and stones etc; secondly: you really haven’t read very much of it, have you? I lay into Labour whenever I feel the need. Classic targets are the Work and Pensions representatives, including Liam Byrne in the past and Rachel Reeves more recently. I don’t let anyone off the hook.

      1. Tony Dean

        It isn’t just Labour either, given the deafening silence from the leadership about serious issues like the Work Capability Assessment, they are New Labour.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        You know I think Labour’s social security ideas are in dire need of an overhaul. But that doesn’t mean this is the same neoliberal party that Tony Blair put in government. New Labour does not exist anymore and hasn’t since 2010.

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