20 MPs demand: fund local government to prevent a new phase of austerity and to support large scale council house building programme

Claudia Webbe, MP The Labour Campaign for Council Housing welcomes this letter by a cross-party collection of MPs. The 4 policies highlighted are included in a letter to the Labour leadership which we are collecting signatures to. It's critical to campaign on these demands (see Claudia's letter ). Richie Sunak's Spending Review fails to address … Continue reading 20 MPs demand: fund local government to prevent a new phase of austerity and to support large scale council house building programme

Social Housing White paper – no more money for council housing

Martin Wicks gives an initial assessment of the Social Housing White Paper The so-called Social Housing White paper, instead of being as wide-ranging as previously promised has been turned into a “Charter for Social Housing tenants”. The core of the document is a 7 point Charter which sets out “what every social housing tenant should … Continue reading Social Housing White paper – no more money for council housing

Zoom meeting: cancel local authority debt and fund a council housing drive

The Deepening financial crisis of local government demands a national campaign for adequate funding The Labour Campaign for Council Housing has a zoom meeting (November 28th 2 p.m.) on the theme of Cancel local authority debt and fund council house building programme. Speakers will include Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston Council, Doina Cornell, leader of … Continue reading Zoom meeting: cancel local authority debt and fund a council housing drive

Can you move this resolution at your CLP?

Has your Constituency Labour Party moved our model resolution? Labour's housing policy, unanimously agreed at its 2019 conference, and incorporated in its General Election manifesto committed Labour to £155,000 social rent homes a yearOf which at least 100,000 would be council homes, funded by £10 billion grant a yearEnding Right to BuyA review of Housing … Continue reading Can you move this resolution at your CLP?

LGA calls for 100,000 social rent council homes a year

Labour Campaign for Council Housing media release A report, Building Post-Pandemic Prosperity, The economic and fiscal case for constructing 100,000 council homes a year, commissioned by the Local Government Association, Association of Retained Council Housing, and National Federation of ALMOs, warns that rough sleeping, homelessness and sofa surfing is only likely to increase in the coming months. … Continue reading LGA calls for 100,000 social rent council homes a year

UNISON General Secretary candidates declare support for debt cancellation and for building 100,000 council homes a year

Media Release, October 28th 2020 All four candidates for General Secretary of UNISON (Paul Holmes, Christine McAnea, Roger McKenzie and Hugo Pierre) have expressed their support for the demand for cancellation of local authority debt held by the Public Works Loans Board as an emergency measure to help stabilise council financesand the building of 100,000 … Continue reading UNISON General Secretary candidates declare support for debt cancellation and for building 100,000 council homes a year

Leicester West CLP says no retreat on housing policy

The following resolution was passed unanimously at the Leicester West Constituency Party meeting yesterday. Labour Housing Policy We regret the fact that in his speech on Sept. 22nd, Keir Starmer limited his comments about the grave housing crisis to the promotion of policies designed to offer young people the prospect of owning their own home. … Continue reading Leicester West CLP says no retreat on housing policy

The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building

These are the comments of the Campaign in response to the housing content of Keir Starmer's recent speech. "The Labour Campaign for Council Housing was disappointed that in his recent speech, Keir Starmer associated "fixing the housing crisis" only with with providing young people with the prospect of owning their own home. There was nothing … Continue reading The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building