Eileen Short
Campaign created by
Eileen Short
of 6,000 signatures

To: Minister of State for Housing and Planning. Brandon Lewis MP.

Scrap the Housing and Planning Bill, in particular:
1. Stop forcing councils to sell much needed social homes
2. Drop plans to charge higher rent to households with incomes over £30k (40k in London)
3. Retain secure tenancies
4. Scrap moves to make it easier to evict private renters, and reintroduce rent controls
5. Invest in social housing so that councils can build truly affordable homes

Why is this important?

The Housing Bill will take away public funding from affordable homes for rent, instead funnelling money into ‘Starter Homes’ that only the rich can afford. It will make it easier for private landlords to evict renters, and do nothing to control private rents.

The bill will also force cash-strapped councils to hand over millions of pounds to housing associations to allow them to sell their properties cheaply, and replace secure tenancies with ones as short as 2 years

Social housing has been the bedrock of many communities for the past 70 years. It pays for itself and 30 years ago provided homes to one in three British people, allowing people and communities to thrive. We are not against people buying a home, but this must not be at the expense of social housing for those who can’t afford to buy.

Category: Housing Rights

Reasons for signing

  • Nicky E. 2016-06-18 08:34:43 +0100
    I grew up in a council flat / house and had a secure place to live. Although I own my own house now I could not afford to buy it at current prices. I worry for the future generations and feel so upset to see how the housing market is going, making money for people who are already well off.
  • Kim N. 2016-05-13 17:02:51 +0100
    This Bill is unfair & will facilitate the end of much needed social housing. Every citizen should has the right to have an affordable place to live.
  • rachel h. 2016-05-11 21:09:50 +0100
    does anyone this man's agenda? can anyone explain to him the harm he is doing to this country?


4 months ago

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5 months ago

Join us to march against the Housing Bill this Sunday 13th 12 noon at Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A 3TL

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