Government social housing rent consultation: deadline October 12th

The deadline for responses to the government's social housing rent consultation is 11.45 p.m. On October 12th. This will determine a maximum rent level for next April's rent increase for 4 million council and housing association tenants in England. Face with the prospect of tenants having a double-digit rent increase the government has recognised that … Continue reading Government social housing rent consultation: deadline October 12th

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

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

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