The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
In an attempt to end the era of heavily subsidised (council house) rents, the Coalition's new system will lead to tenants paying as much as 80 or 90 per cent of the market rate. "This is still about there being affordable rent, but it needs to be more realistic. At the moment, if you get a council house you are really winning the jackpot," said a source. "In terms of the rent you pay it is very, very heavily subsidised. You may pay only a third or a half of the market rate."
And increasing council rents will help push up private rents.
Plentiful council housing is one of the best ways of keeping rents down. But too much of that would annoy "the market."
This is nothing more than an attempt to transfer the cost of local government from taxpayers over to renters
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by Cyrille - Apr 18 2 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 12 29 comments
by ARGeezer - Apr 18 5 comments
by DoDo - Apr 6 39 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 8 6 comments
by Oui - Apr 16 3 comments
by ARGeezer - Mar 31 10 comments
by Zwackus - Mar 29 10 comments
by ARGeezer - Apr 185 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 182 comments
by Oui - Apr 163 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 1229 comments
by Cyrille - Apr 86 comments
by DoDo - Apr 639 comments
by aquilon - Apr 3158 comments
by ARGeezer - Mar 3110 comments
by Zwackus - Mar 2910 comments
by DoDo - Mar 279 comments
by Xavier in Paris - Mar 275 comments
by ManfromMiddletown - Mar 2066 comments