Government Cuts Guideline Council House Rent increase
Quoting from a letter from Margaret Beckett:We are therefore halving the national average guideline increase [of council house rents] from 6.2% to 3.1%.
This is a typical example of the government looking both ways. They are trying to absolve themselves of all responsibility for rent increases, but benefit from the popularity from reducing rents.
They are, however, offering some extra cash and it is unclear how much.