• And what about the promises broken – like universality of benefits – promised by messers Clegg + Cable on April 12th 2010?

    “We are not putting child benefit into question. I never have and he hasn’t either”

  • I’m pleased by this but I do think quoting the manifesto is a bit, how should I put it …tongue in cheek? I thought we threw that away months ago, May 6th to be exact.

  • Tony Greaves 5th Oct '10 - 1:35pm

    Good news for Councils that are subject to the “negative subsidy”. What will happen to Councils that still get subsidy? Are they to be left hanging high and dry?

    The state of the HRA (housing finances) in different councils are due to historic decisions and events and should not penalise existing tenants under either the old or new system.

    Tony Greaves

  • Tony surely it was wrong that tennents in places like Sutton or Norwich both areas where tennents (mainly some of the poor people in those communities) are subsidising tenents in other authorities. This shceme of Labours was taking from poor areas to give to poor areas which had largly been run by terrible Labour councils in the 1980s.

  • patrick murray 5th Oct '10 - 2:44pm

    its the right decision, but the issue will be that each council takes on its share of “housing debt” to cover. how much that is, and what the repayments are, will effect how much difference this makes on the ground. nevertheless its less blatently unfair for many tenants, who had their rents robbed for years in many places.

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