Martin Redbond

Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Claydon and Barham Ward Learn more

Housing rents to increase by 6.4%

by martinredbond on 21 January, 2008


The Government expects Council rents to reach the same level as in the private sector within ten years. However this year they have extended the timescale to 2015/16 enabling Mid Suffolk District Council if it wished to restrict the increase to 5.3%. However, at today’s Executive Committee, the Conservative led Executive without Liberal Democrat support have voted to push ahead with a 6.4% increase which they estimate will give the Council some £100,000 to spend on housing repairs. Garage rents are to increase by 5.0%.

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