Council tenants offered £30,000 bribes to move out.
A classic Nu labour response to the crisis – persuading people with secure tenancies and ‘fair rents’ to leave for the murkier world of 6 month ‘assured tenancy agreements’ (meaning after the 6 months you can be evicted for no reason with 2 months notice) and ‘market’ rents (meaning ‘unfair’ rents’). And the people moving in are already victims of the housing crisis. in the mortgage sector as people struggle to keep up payments.
The other option would be to turn all those ‘luxery’ developments, those vast empty blocks build by greedy developers planning on making a packet by charging people £250,000 for a bedsit , i mean ‘studio flat’, into social housing and cut the waiting lists at a drop of a hat.