Conservative pressure reduces Council rents

In January, Greenwich’s Labour Council voted through a 6.2% increase in rents for Council tenants in the face of strong opposition from the Conservatives. Conservatives argued that 6% was too high and based on the wrong inflation figure, but Labour ignored the suffering this increase would cause.

In March, central government forced the Council to halve this increase to 3.1%, but in the meantime the Labour Council had not made direct contact with the government on this issue – we think it simply didn’t matter to them.