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Government to review housing policy

Fri, 02 Dec 2011

Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw
Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw

A hike in public sector rents is the first in a number of potential changes to the government's housing policy.

It was announced today that rent will go up by 10% next April.

That's double the normal annual increase.

The Department of Social Care says the money it's getting from rent isn't meeting the annual housing costs and this has left a shortfall of around £7m this year.

Minister Chris Robertshaw says this increase is a pre-cursor to a full review in the New Year.[Play media file below] 

 

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