Consultation outcome

A fairer future for social housing

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises responses to the consultation paper, ‘Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing’, and indicates the government’s intentions on next steps in the reform of social housing.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This document sets out the government’s plans for radical reform to the social housing system.

Documents

Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing

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Local decisions: a fairer future for social housing - summary

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Consultation description

This document sets out the government’s plans for radical reform to the social housing system. It includes changes on:

  • tenure
  • management of waiting lists
  • homelessness duty

It also covers the introduction of a new ‘affordable rent’ tenancy and changes to the system of council housing finance. It includes measures to improve mobility, tackle overcrowding and under-occupation. The reforms will ensure that social landlords can make better use of social housing and target support where it is needed most.