Right to Buy and “common ownership” are mutually exclusive

“...the idea of a home for life handed on in common ownership to future generations is an idea worth fighting for.” Lisa Nandy What is Labour's position on Right to Buy? Inside Housing reports from the Labour Party conference that “...Ms (Lisa) Nandy was asked at a fringe event where Labour stood on the policy … Continue reading Right to Buy and “common ownership” are mutually exclusive

Government rent consultation: rent freeze required

The government is holding a consultation on its rent policy for 'social housing', i.e. council and housing association homes. It's existing policy is a maximum increase of CPI+1% each year for five years. In the light of the current inflation level (9.9% in August) it says that its policy objective is “to ensure that social … Continue reading Government rent consultation: rent freeze required

Labour Campaign for Council Housing to support ‘Enough is Enough”

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing has agreed to support 'Enough is Enough' and encourage our members to participate in local groups. A lot of them have already signed up under their own steam. Amongst the demands of EiE we are pleased to see support for housing policies that we have campaigned for successfully at … Continue reading Labour Campaign for Council Housing to support ‘Enough is Enough”

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