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Beckett cuts planned council rent increases in half
Margaret Beckett finally conceded (6 March) that government would reduce the rent increase it assumes councils will make in April from 6.2 percent to 3.1 percent.
This is a step in the right direction but it still leaves the robbery for 2009-10 at 1.5 billion and many councils short of money to manage, maintain, repair and improve our homes.
The robbery has to stop once and for all including the scam of continuing to charge tenants to support a historic debt that should have been paid off several times over. The review must accept that every penny of our rents is spent on the management, maintenance, repair and improvement of council homes.
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06 Mar 2009


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