Housing: Tories Threaten Local Councils

After himself managing to not spend his housing budget by a massive £800m, Sajid Javid (Housing Minister) has said that local councils that don't build enough new homes will have their planning powers taken over by government - and the Tories are supposed to be the party of small government... https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/04/nimby-councils-homes-lose-planning-powers-sajid-javid

Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit

The National Landlords Association has called on the government to delay the implementation of further Universal Credits roll out after a poll suggested that 4 out of 5 landlords would deny those on universal credit access to their properties. https://www.localgov.co.uk/Four-out-of-five-landlords-would-refuse-to-rent-to-Universal-Credit-tenants/44018 Are you, or is someone you know, being affected by these government plans? Please let … Continue reading Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit