Ten point plan for housing

This is a response to the interim report from the Housing, Transport and Local Government policy Commission of the Labour Party. Joint Submission to the National Policy Forum from theLabour Campaign for Council Housing, Labour Homelessness Campaign, Labour Tenants United, Labour Land Campaign. A meeting attended by representatives from the above four organisations was held … Continue reading Ten point plan for housing

Berwick CLP calls on Labour to commit to large scale council house building programme

At its January meeting Berwick Labour Party overwhelmingly passed our resolution calling for Labour to commit to its 2019 council housing policies and to campaign for the current government to fund a large scale council house building programme. The resolution was passed by 26 votes for, with 1 against and 1 abstention. "Berwick-upon-Tweed CLP is … Continue reading Berwick CLP calls on Labour to commit to large scale council house building programme

South Swindon CLP says no rowing back on Labour council housing policy

South Swindon CLP has passed the following resolution: "This CLP is concerned at signals that the leadership of the Party may be rowing back on our existing housing policy. Shadow Housing Minister Thangam Debbonaire has raised the possibility that Labour might support 100% receipts for councils for Right to Buy sales, instead of ending RTB. … Continue reading South Swindon CLP says no rowing back on Labour council housing policy

Broadland CLP calls on Labour to stick to 2019 council housing policies

Broadland CLP (Norfolk) has passed the following resolution in relation to Labour's housing policy. "This CLP notes that the pandemic has made it impossible to ignore the importance of a stable home. But the housing emergency and government policy is denying too many people this vital foundation. The pandemic has shown the health consequences of … Continue reading Broadland CLP calls on Labour to stick to 2019 council housing policies

Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

By Morning Lane Space (morninglanepeoplesspace@gmail.com, @MOPSCampaign on Twitter and Instagram, MorningLanePeoplesSpace on Facebook) In the heart of Hackney in East London is 55 Morning Lane, currently the site of a large and popular Tesco supermarket and car park and a prime target for a redevelopment. In Autumn 2019, we came together as local residents to … Continue reading Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

The real obstacle to council house building is the absence of government grant

Martin Wicks says that the key to a large scale council house building programme is central government grant, not borrowing. Ever since Right to Buy was introduced the number of council homes has plummeted. The current government has provided little funding for councils to build homes through their housing revenue accounts. Since 2010 the number … Continue reading The real obstacle to council house building is the absence of government grant

Northern Ireland’s housing authority will be reclassified as a mutual – but will it also be privatised?

The Minister for Communities at Stormont recently delivered a major statement on housing policy which was then lauded from almost all sides. Stewart Smyth takes a deeper look at what the Minister said and argues that there is an intention to privatise the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The Northern Ireland Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín (Sinn Fein), … Continue reading Northern Ireland’s housing authority will be reclassified as a mutual – but will it also be privatised?

SE Cornwall CLP calls on Labour to stick to its manifesto commitments on council housing

Our campaign's south west regional rep, Kate Ewert, reports that the South East Cornwall Constituency Labour Party has passed our model resolution on Labour Party policy (see below). Kate was delegate from her CLP to the 2019 Labour Party conference and mover of the composite resolution which called for Labour to commit to £10 billion … Continue reading SE Cornwall CLP calls on Labour to stick to its manifesto commitments on council housing

Hackney South & Shoreditch CLP calls on Labour to maintain and campaign for 2019 council housing policies

Heather Mendick reports that the resolution below was passed unanimously by Hackney & Shoreditch CLP. “The pandemic has underlined the scale of the housing crisis and the consequences of overcrowded and poor accommodation. Under the impact of events the government has executed a series of U-turns including the moratorium on evictions. But it will not … Continue reading Hackney South & Shoreditch CLP calls on Labour to maintain and campaign for 2019 council housing policies