My own personal blog. I am member of the UNISON NEC for Community (All UK Housing Associations & the Voluntary sector) and a Labour Councillor for West Ham ward in Newham, London. Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Be afraid! Tories plan huge rent increases and reduced rights.
Some 8 million (repeat 8 million) people could be affected if the Tories were given the power to bring Council and Housing association rents up to private market rates while also getting rid of tenants security of tenure. I do not want to evict Grannies from their homes if their children have grown up and moved out or if they cannot afford private sector rents on their pensions.