From Acorns grow mighty tenants’ unions

Tenants’ union ACORN has been making a splash with a string of wins over rogue landlords and a striking growth rate, which has inspired Plan C Manchester to get involved. The group explains why in the post below, originally written for Plan C. Manchester Plan C is embarking on a year-long project to set up

Rent strike at Sussex University

Students have announced an indefinite rent strike at the institution’s Kings Road halls today following revelations that new vice chancellor Michael Farthing got a £230,000 “golden hello” — cash they say could have been spent fixing up decaying accommodation. The group of around 30 are members of tenants’ union Acorn, which has been campaigning for renovations to be