I recently became aware of the Tories passing the Housing and Planning Act. This Act was quickly passed through Parliament in April 2016 despite growing opposition and it is to be implemented in April 2017. It is a threat to all Council and Housing Association tenants. This means we can all lose our homes due to the Pay to Stay tenant tax they want to charge. Housing Association tenants will have to pay market linked rent and homes will be sold off to greedy property developers so they can sell and privatise homes on a mass scale without consultation with tenants. Please see Axe the Housing Act website. I donít think many people know about this new Act as the march that took place on Saturday 18 June 2016 did not have a very good turnout. There is a meeting tomorrow (21 June) evening at the Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square W1T 6AQ at 7.30 if you want to find out more information (see wewontmove.blogspot.co.uk). The Tories also want to dispose of all councils and take control of housing making it entirely private with only a small amount of council housing. Estates in London are already being sold off for private redevelopment. The Tories are making the rich richer and the poor poorer! The Tories intend to socially cleanse the working class areas. More people need to know about this Act and how it can affect us all. Pass the word on.
If this works it is the link to the Axe The Housing Act briefing that Defend Council Housing has produced. It is heavily about council housing but odes cover housing association issues quite well.
The Ex-Crown estates have briefed 2 MPs, Meg Hillier and Kier Starmer and one GLA member, Jennett Arnold on the impact of this act and the rent reduction provisions of the Welfare & Work Act for a meeting they've had with Peabody. We await a report from them.
If this works it is the link to the briefing produced by Defend Council Housing. Covers housing associations as well.
The Ex-Crown estates have briefed MPs Meg Hillier & Kier Starmer and GLA Member jennet Arnold for a meeting with Peabody on this act and the Welfare & Work Act's housing benefit provisions. We await a report.