Friday, 4 November 2016

Government Must Delay ‘Shambles’ Pay To Stay

Thousands of Council tenants could face just weeks’ notice of rent hikes of more than 300% unless the Government delays Pay to Stay, Hackney Council has warned. Families with a household income of more than £40,000 (£30,000 outside London) will have to pay extra rent under the new rules. These rent increases are due to be introduced in April, but the Government has still not set out how the system will work or how rent will be collected – leaving the Council just a few months to write to around 20,000 people living in Council housing to ask what their income is, calculate increases and give affected residents notice. Read more on the Hackney Council website.

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