4 million ‘social housing’ households face threat of double digit rent increase – time to campaign for a rent freeze

Labour Campaign for Council Housing Media Release August 3rd 2022 More than 4 million council and housing association homes are facing the threat of a double digit rent increase next April. The Labour Campaign for Council Housing has written to tenant unions and housing campaigns proposing a coalition to campaign for the government, as an … Continue reading 4 million ‘social housing’ households face threat of double digit rent increase – time to campaign for a rent freeze

Swindon council tenants reps call for rent freeze

Swindon Council tenant reps have written to the Cabinet member responsible for housing, calling on the council to press the government to fund a rent freeze for council housing. The media release is here. Picking up on the media release the Swindon Advertiser reported that more than 15,000 council and housing association tenants in the … Continue reading Swindon council tenants reps call for rent freeze

Worthing council declares a cost of living emergency

Decades of zero investment in council housing, combined with the wealthy buying up second homes and holiday lets, has driven property prices so high that currently, to suggest people on our waiting list look for properties in the private sector is disingenuous Our campaign member Emma Taylor (pictured), Cabinet Member for Citizens Services (which includes … Continue reading Worthing council declares a cost of living emergency

Retro-fitting of council housing & housing stock

Ellie Cutkelvin, Leicester Council Assistant City Mayor, Education & Housing writes on retro-fitting While it is a step in the right direction to have the money (£3.8bn over 10 years equates to £380m a year) that Central Government have made available through such schemes as the Green Homes grant and the Social Housing Decarbonisation fund … Continue reading Retro-fitting of council housing & housing stock

Truro and Falmouth

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing is supporting our member Jayne Kirkham in the contest for Labour parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth. Here Jayne explains what her priorities will be. " As a member of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing I will advocate for solutions to include large scale provision of council housing..." … Continue reading Truro and Falmouth

Freeze the rent, not the tenants

Can they afford to turn it on? The “cost of living crisis” is pushing more and more tenants to the edge. Already inflation has reached 9%. If it's at that or a higher level in September then next years increase for four million social housing households could be 10% or more. In the private sector … Continue reading Freeze the rent, not the tenants

Model resolution for Labour conference 2022

Here is our campaign's model resolution for this year's Labour conference in Liverpool. Please try to get it passed by your CLP and sent as its resolution. Housing "The Chartered Institute of Housing 's 2022 UK Housing Review states, “the Right to Buy has become a strategic failure in England and, unless reconsidered, the policy … Continue reading Model resolution for Labour conference 2022

Local Authority housing provision

This is a video of a zoom meeting, with speakers Janice Morphet/Ben Clifford and Joe Penny. Janice and Ben have researched direct delivery of housing by local authorities through different vehicles; Housing Revenue Account and different forms of private Local Housing Companies. Joe has carried out research into Local Housing Companies in London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUCS2Qq3Ww

The government should end “affordable rent”and Right to Buy

This is a letter to Michael Gove in response to his speech at a Shelter in which he said that he would look at ways to produce more social rent homes. These comments are welcome but if you seriously want to see a big increase in the building of social rent homes then it is … Continue reading The government should end “affordable rent”and Right to Buy