'Pay to stay' social housing plan dropped

'Pay to stay' social housing plan dropped
 

Plans to force higher-earning social housing tenants to pay more in rent have been scrapped by the government.
Ministers said they had "listened carefully" and decided not to proceed with the controversial "pay to stay" policy.
It would have applied to every household in England earning £31,000 or £40,000 in London.
Councils and housing associations would be able to decide whether to impose higher rents, the government said.
The change in policy comes after a public consultation into "pay to stay" in which council leaders and charities criticised the plans.
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21 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 53
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