News & Blogs

Find our latest press releases and news here, as well as our blogs that have been written by our staff, volunteers and clients.
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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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    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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    When Isolating at Home is as Bad for Your Health as Going Out

    Self-isolation for a period of time – and we don’t know how long – is necessary to get Covid-19 under control. For many of us, it’s also boring, uncomfortable, and a reminder of all the reasons we love (and are irritated by!) our families.  But for some of the people Z2K works with, living on Social Security benefits and renting from private landlords, self-isolation means something different.

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    Press release: In memory of our founder, Rev Paul Nicolson

    Z2K is deeply saddened to hear of the death of our founder, Rev Paul Nicolson.  Paul was an absolutely tireless campaigner against the scourge of poverty in the UK, and especially against the recent cuts to Social Security benefits that have caused so much of it.