Recent research by the Local Government Association (LGA)
supports the call by ARCH for a rethink on Pay to Stay.
ARCH has previously called for new Housing Minister, Gavin
Barwell, to review
the government's Pay to Stay policy. The LGA is supporting that
call by urging the government to rethink the policy which will
require councils to charge some of their tenant's higher rents from
It comes as new analysis reveals that more than 70,000 social
housing tenants could face rent rise bills of an average £1,000 a
year from April next year under government plans to increase rents
for those deemed to be earning high incomes.
The LGA is echoing ARCH warnings that the policy would create a
bureaucracy causing stress to families, further costs to councils,
and financial returns to the government far lower than it
originally forecast. It's also warning administrative complexities
now make implementation from April 2017 impossible.
Read what the LGA have to say about pay to stay.