South Swindon CLP passes resolution on cancelling council housing ‘debt’

At its meeting today South Swindon Constituency Labour Party passed our model resolution on council housing 'debt'. There were two other resolutions for consideration but the housing resolution came top in the vote to decide which one would go forward to the September national Labour Party conference. Thus far the resolution is on the agenda … Continue reading South Swindon CLP passes resolution on cancelling council housing ‘debt’

Model Resolution – cancellation of council housing debt

Below is a model resolution which we are seeking Labour CLPs to send to this year's Labour Party conference. The resolution is being discussed at three CLPs thus far, South Swindon, North Swindon and Norwich. Model resolution for Labour Party conference Local authority Housing Revenue Account under-funding This conference recognises that local authority housing revenue … Continue reading Model Resolution – cancellation of council housing debt

Decent Homes Standard and the 2012 ‘debt settlement’

Included in the government's Social Housing Green Paper is a review of the Decent Homes Standard (see Note below). This has elicited a response from some quarters that improving standards will threaten council business plans. Inside Housing writes that “Local authority housing business plans could be rendered unsustainable if the government revises the Decent Homes … Continue reading Decent Homes Standard and the 2012 ‘debt settlement’