Grant Shapps, the Housing Minister, is to give details of a “pay-to-stay scheme” under which wealthier social housing tenants will lose all or most of their rent subsidies. The aim is to release scarce social housing for the four million people on waiting lists. Tens of thousands of council tenants with an income of more than £60,000 could be evicted or have to pay more rent. The Times pictures the RMT’s Bob Crow, who they say falls into this bracket. The Telegraph points out that middle income workers such as teachers and police officers could also be forced to pay full market rates.
So what is view on this proposal?
- Council tenants facing new rules (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Council tenants facing new rules (express.co.uk)
- National News: Council tenants facing new rules (coventrytelegraph.net)