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5 February 2016
Soaring house prices, welfare cuts and loss of social housing have sparked a housing crisis. For Quakers at Yearly Meeting it was a hot topic and now they are questioning peers who are beginning a line by line examination of The Housing and Planning Bill in the House of Lords.
Quakers in Britain say this Bill is a missed opportunity for the government to reduce inequality in the housing system. Instead it will increase inequality between those who are home-owners and those who are not.
17 November 2015
Housing is a global issue and some of the solutions are on a scale where only governments can act. New legislation could be an opportunity to work on some of the complex problems at the heart of housing inequality.
4 November 2015
Benefit cuts to change behaviour are unpopular, ineffective and immoral, say Churches. Quakers in Britain, along with Church Action on Poverty, the Church of Scotland, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the United Reformed Church are warning that the Welfare Reform and Work Bill marks a dangerous shift away from a core principle of the welfare state and will make poor people even poorer.
11 September 2015
Quakers in Britain was one of 20 organisations who signed a letter in The Daily Telegraph today outlining our concerns on welfare reform. Parliament is currently considering the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which proposes a raft of further cuts to our social security system.
30 April 2015
Quakers in Britain are calling upon the next government to take urgent action to tackle economic inequality.
7 April 2015
Quakers' efforts to reduce their carbon footprint have been rewarded by Camden Climate Change Alliance who have recognised Friends House as Carbon Champion.