Consultation outcome

Council housing: a real future

This consultation was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

On 25 March 2010 the department published a consultation setting out detailed proposals for reforming council housing finance and sought the views of councils and others on implementing this new system.

This is is a summary of the responses to these proposals.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation sets out detailed proposals for reforming council housing finance.

Documents

Consultation description

On 21 July 2009 the Department for Communities and Local Government published a consultation document on the Reform of council housing finance. This included an option of dismantling the current Housing Revenue Account subsidy system and replacing it with a devolved system of financing and accountability termed self-financing. Under self-financing council landlords would keep all their rental income and use it to finance their own stock, ending the annual subsidy relationship with the government.

This consultation paper sets out detailed proposals for reforming council housing finance and seeks the views of councils on implementing this new system.

Please note that paragraph 2.47 of the consultation paper has been corrected.