Consultation outcome

Pay to stay: high income social tenants

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Pay to stay: fairer rents in social housing - consultation response

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Detail of outcome

The government consulted on how income thresholds should work beyond the levels set out at Budget 2015, the interaction with Housing Benefit, and sought evidence of likely administrative costs in operating the scheme.

This document summarises the consultation responses and sets out the government’s way forward as it seeks to implement the policy from April 2017.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation on the detail of the ‘pay to stay’ policy announced at Budget 2015.

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Consultation description

This consultation asks for views on 2 aspects of the ‘pay to stay’ policy.

Firstly, it proposes a system of ‘tapers’ that would tie rent levels more closely to income. Secondly, it asks for views on the potential administration costs.

Documents

Pay to stay: fairer rents in social housing

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Published 9 October 2015
Last updated 9 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation response.
  2. Added updated consultation document with amended postal address.
  3. First published.