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Pay to stay

Government have announced that they will require council tenants in England with a higher income (defined as more than £31,000 per year, or £40,000 in London, to be uprated annually in line with inflation) to pay a higher rent, with the details of how rent increases will be calculated to be set out at a later date. The change is being introduced through the Housing and Planning Act and will apply specifically to council tenants, although housing associations will be allowed to introduce a similar scheme on a voluntary basis should they choose to do so.

The introduction of ‘pay to stay’ will create a number of practical challenges for councils, who will need to begin collecting information on tenants’ incomes and recalculating rent on individual properties accordingly.

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