We're currently preparing to response to the introduction
of a compulsory "pay to stay" scheme for council tenants with
incomes over £30,000pa.
The government has made no formal announcements on the details
of the scheme other than:
- the income threshold is to be set at £30,000pa (£40,000pa in
- tenants with household incomes above this threshold will be
expected to pay a market or "near market" rent.
We'll provide an update on the details as soon as they're
Councils were encouraged to introduce voluntary "pay to stay"
schemes for tenants with high incomes above £60,000pa under Chapter
4 of the government's current guidance on Rents for Social Housing published in May
If any ARCH member currently operates a voluntary "pay
to stay" scheme, we'd be interested to learn the lessons
learned from that scheme to help inform our response to the
government's detailed proposals. Please email John Bibby, ARCH