Thursday, 30 July 2015

Legal Action Threat against Government over Welfare Changes and Right to Buy

Cambridge City Council could lead a coalition of councils and housing associations in taking legal action against the Government's budget plans amid claims its policies are "a political exercise in social cleansing". There has been unanimous condemnation of the Tory's budget changes and proposals to extend right to buy to housing associations. Councillors of all colours backed plans to send letters to MPs Daniel Zeichner and Heidi Allen urging them to do all they can in Parliament to fight the cause of city housing tenants. But council leader Cllr Lewis Herbert and executive councillor for housing Cllr Kevin Price said the council was considering far more serious action over changes to the likes of housing benefit and social rents. Read more on the Cambridge News website.

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