Monthly Archives: February 2013

All council homes can be brought up to the Decent Homes Standard by March 2015

Contractors chosen for Decent Home improvements Northampton Defend Council Housing have noted that one of the Contractors chosen is Kier Services Ltd We have also found that: The following were in the past found to be dodgy when tendering for … Continue reading

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Total Capital receipt from the sales – £1,842,430

Right to Buy sales between 1st April 2012 and 1st February 2013. Northampton Borough Council have sold 29 house and 11 flats in 10 months i. Number of ‘Right to Buy’ sales – 40 ii. Number that were freehold – … Continue reading

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Labour Party have not used such facts is baffling

  I can’t better this so I reproduce Joe’s article in full   Bedroom Tax – The Tories new strategy – more known lies that Joe Public laps up A significant shift in the bedroom tax happened over the weekend though … Continue reading

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The proverbial is about to hit the fan

The proverbial is about to hit the fan More than 67,000 pensioners could be hit by the bedroom tax – despite the government’s insistence the controversial policy will only apply to people of working age. http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/tenancies/67000-pensioners-to-be-hit-by-bedroom-tax/6525753.article   Read what Joe … Continue reading

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Who got over £58 million contracts?

Do we have a problem? On the 16th January 2013 Northampton Borough Council Cabinet awarded contracts for over £58 million As at (12 February) we still have no information as to the names of the Contractors awarded. Which leads me … Continue reading

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NOT just for the poor

Council housing shouldn’t just be for the poor   Martin Wicks, Secretary of Swindon Tenants Campaign Group, tells us why we must defend ‘secure tenancies’ for council tenants and resist means-tested council housing Ever since 1980 council tenants have been … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law is the idea that anything that can go wrong will go wrong… Tenants need to know the facts, which are that Transferring to a Housing Association is not risk free. Housing Associations are taking on increasing amounts of risk by expanding into new business … Continue reading

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