London Councils supports the following points.
- The additional rental uplift from this policy should be retained with London boroughs rather than paid to the Treasury as currently required under clause 79. This will see London boroughs treated in the same way as housing associations.
- The use of a taper or stepped thresholds should be explored and London boroughs should be given the flexibility to ensure that rent increases are proportionate.
- The additional administrative burden arising from Pay to Stay should be fully funded by government.
We also comment on amendments 203, 205, 206 and 209 to Clause 74 - mandatory rents for high income social tenants.
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