Consultation outcome

Rents for social housing from 2020-21

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Rents for social housing from 2020: government response to the consultation

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Detail of outcome

This document reports the outcome of the consultation on a proposed direction to the Regulator of Social Housing (‘the Regulator’) on social housing rents from 1 April 2020 onwards.

The consultation covered a proposal to issue a new direction from the Secretary of State to the Regulator to ensure that, from 2020 onwards, the Regulator’s rent standard:

  • reflects our announcement in October 2017 that we intend to permit registered providers of social housing to increase their rents by up to CPI+1% each year, for a period of at least 5 years

  • applies to local authority registered providers (as well as to private registered providers)

The direction also sets out the basis on which social rents and affordable rents are set.

See the direction on the rent standard 2019 and policy statement on rents for social housing.

The responses to the consultation will be published shortly.

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking views on a proposed direction to the Regulator of Social Housing on social housing rents from 1 April 2020 onwards.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

We are proposing to issue a new direction from the Secretary of State to the Regulator of Social Housing to ensure that, from 2020 onwards, the Regulator’s rent standard:

  • reflects our announcement in October 2017 that we intend to permit registered providers to increase their rents by up to CPI+1% each year, for a period of at least 5 years; this announcement recognised the need for a stable financial environment to support the delivery of new homes

  • applies to local authority registered providers (as well as to private registered providers), to reflect the roll out of Universal Credit

The direction also sets out the basis on which social rents and affordable rents are set.

Documents

Rents for social housing from 2020-21: a consultation paper

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Policy statement on rents for social housing: draft

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Direction on the rent standard 2018: draft

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Published 13 September 2018
Last updated 26 February 2019 + show all updates
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