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

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

Building Back Much Better: breaking through the inertia

With Leeds West the latest CLP to pass a motion calling for a Declaration of a Housing Emergency and government funding for a significant increase in the rate of delivery of social rent council homes, it is clear that there is a huge level of support within our Party for a call for action to … Continue reading Building Back Much Better: breaking through the inertia

Leicester Labour Group supports declaring a housing emergency

Supporters of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing moved a resolution at Leicester Council's ruling Labour Group proposing that the council Declare a Housing Emergency (along the lines of our model resolution for CLPs). Prior to that Leicester West CLP had passed our resolution and sent it off to the Group. The resolution at the … Continue reading Leicester Labour Group supports declaring a housing emergency

Declaring a housing emergency – move this model resolution at your clp

Labour should be holding the government's feet to the fire over the housing emergency To read off-line download a PDF here post-conference-model-resolutionDownload In the priorities ballot to determine what issues would be discussed at the Labour conference housing once again was voted top priority by the constituency parties. The housing composite motion was voted through … Continue reading Declaring a housing emergency – move this model resolution at your clp

Labour should demand the government funds large scale council housing programme and ends right to buy

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing, the Labour Homelessness Campaign and Labour Tenants United have written a joint letter to Thangam Debbonaire (Shadow Secretary of State for Housing and Homelessness) expressing concerns about Labour's Housing policy. It calls on the Party to press the government to fund a large scale council house building programme and … Continue reading Labour should demand the government funds large scale council housing programme and ends right to buy

Labour should pressure the government to make a U-turn on council house funding

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing is asking Constituency Labour Parties to write to Labour's Leader and Deputy Leader calling on them to demand that the government funds a new council house building programme now, as a matter of urgency. Can you also ask your Labour MP to contact the leadership to press them on … Continue reading Labour should pressure the government to make a U-turn on council house funding

Local government’s “existential crisis” – a letter to Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner

Dear Keir and Angela Debt cancellation is a necessary part of the solution of the local authority funding crisis to prevent a new phase of austerity We are writing to you in relation to the deepening crisis of local government funding, which is spiralling out of control. We believe that we are rapidly reaching the … Continue reading Local government’s “existential crisis” – a letter to Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner