Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/926/23978

From The Socialist newspaper, 23 November 2016

Tories drop 'pay to stay'

Housing demo, London, 13.3.16, photo James Ivens

Housing demo, London, 13.3.16, photo James Ivens   (Click to enlarge)

In a humiliating and massive u-turn, the Tory government has dropped plans to introduce 'pay to stay' as part of its Housing Act.

This tenant tax would have seen council and housing association tenants on household incomes of over 40,000 in London, and 31,000 elsewhere, face a 15% rent hike. With continuing mass opposition, the Act is in deep trouble.

The Housing Act cannot yet be enforced, because secondary legislation is still not in place.

The Tories were first forced to exclude housing co-ops entirely from the act. Now the entire cruel policy - which ends permanent tenancies and sells off hundreds of thousands of social rented homes - can be defeated, by tenants, trade unionists and housing campaigners standing united in strong opposition.

Niall Mulholland, London Co-op Housing Group (personal capacity)

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 23 November 2016:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Cash for rich and royals, cuts for the 99%

Tories drop 'pay to stay'

Tories plan pain with Brexit Autumn Statement

3.5bn on temporary housing for councils

'Just about managing': 2,500 worse off by 2020

Job figures mask casualisation

What We Saw


What we think

The Socialist Party and support for the Corbyn movement


Socialist Students

Fight back to save education!

Campaigning Socialist Students groups needed to hold student unions to account


N30 strike: five years on

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike: when workers showed their power


International socialist news and analysis

USA: mass protests break out to #ResistTrump

Ireland: repeal the 8th Amendment - fight for abortion rights

Spain: Students' Union surges forward in historic congress

Hundreds rally to celebrate anniversary of Students' Union and Izquierda Revolucionaria

UN climate change summit: more hot air from Marrakech


Workplace news and analysis

"I don't always feel that I'm a carer anymore" - a day in the life

Southern Rail Strike


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Reselection motion passed at Labour Party branch

Packed-out Socialist Party meetings hear American socialist and Black Lives Matter activist

School talk on the struggle for the vote and its importance today


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

The Socialist inbox

"I can't stop thinking about Socialism 2016 - it was truly brilliant"

Socialism 2016: what you thought


 

Home   |   The Socialist 23 November 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Housing:

triangleAfter Grenfell, thousands still in high-rise firetrap blocks

triangleRip-off landlords make money out of misery

triangleArrogant landlords can be beaten

triangleThe Tories' letting fee ban is full of holes - we need rent controls and council homes!

triangleHousing arrears double, suicide risk soars - scrap Universal Credit!

Tories:

triangle'Tories out' demo

triangleMay facing Brexit vote catastrophe

triangleDerby Socialist Party: Tories out! End austerity

triangleTories Out. End austerity. Mass working-class action for a general election

Pay:

triangleUCU: Vote Yes and Yes in the higher education pay and equality ballot

triangleNHS funding crisis: Tory 'super-plan' is a super-con!

Tenants:

triangleHomelessness, Universal Credit misery, high rents, cramped flats, isolated estates...end the housing crisis!

triangleTories pledge three-year private tenancies: fight for rent caps and council homes

London:

triangleEast London Socialist Party: The case for socialist nationalisation

Homes:

triangleJavid's migrant 'emergency'

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/1/19

Tamil Solidarity

A key task - strengthen Tamil Solidarity campaign

16/1/19

Demo

'Tories out' demo

16/1/19

UCU

UCU: Vote Yes and Yes in the higher education pay and equality ballot

16/1/19

Manchester

Hundreds join Manc RMT picket line in solidarity after far-right attack

16/1/19

Car industry

Unions must fight and demand nationalisation to save thousands of car industry jobs

16/1/19

North Shields

North Tyneside: march to save our footbridge

16/1/19

Local government

Nothing to declare? Dodgy councillors hide vested interests

16/1/19

Wales

Caerphilly: right-wing Islwyn Labour councillors fight to impose cuts

16/1/19

Surrey

Surrey: save our children's centres

16/1/19

Glasgow

Glasgow: huge turnout to fight closure of Whitehill pool

16/1/19

Chris Baugh

Re-elect Chris Baugh for AGS

9/1/19

Durham

Solid strike by Arriva bus drivers

9/1/19

Leeds

Disruption of Socialist Party meeting shows need for unions to lead real struggle

9/1/19

Socialist Books

'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific'

9/1/19

Tyneside

North Tyneside Campaigning to save our footbridge

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999