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    The Eviction Ban has Ended, Leaving Renters Without a Safety Net

    Last Monday the ‘eviction ban’ was lifted, meaning courts began hearing possession cases, bailiff’s evictions begin; and tenants are again at risk of losing their homes. Introduced instead is a six month notice period for evictions (except for those with substantial rent arrears) and some requirements that landlords provide courts with information about the impact of the pandemic on the tenant. The longer notice period buys renters some time, but it doesn’t solve the problem.

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    Chair of Trustees Mick McAteer celebrates 15 years of Z2K

    Nearly half the country has now probably had to celebrate its birthday during the Coronavirus lockdown. And this week Z2K has joined that company as we mark the 15th anniversary since our registration with the charity commission. Any celebrations will rightly be put on hold as the country and especially the poorer communities we serve suffer from the direct weight of this terrible virus and its devastating economic fall-out. As chair of this wonderful organisation, however, I want to take a moment to look back at its achievements and the challenges ahead.

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    Lockdown Life – bringing people together to tell stories for change

    Over the course of Lockdown, Z2K has been bringing together people with experience of Universal Credit and the Private Rented Sector (PRS) using online groups to counter some of the isolation of Lockdown and give voice to their views on what Life After Lockdown should look like.

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    “I am unable to continue living like this, there’s no end in sight” – Government must urgently scrap No Recourse to Public Funds

    When a policy has as severe an impact as No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) does, there is an expectation that the Prime Minister will at least themselves be aware of its serious implications and attempt to defend its existence. It was particularly concerning, therefore, that when questioned by the Liaison Committee on the 27th of May; Boris Johnson confessed that he was not aware of what NRPF even was.