The Government has recently published a “Green Paper” on Social Housing. A green paper means that it is a consultation paper prior to them setting out intended changes in a White Paper. The closing date for consultation, and another related consultation on the future of regulation is 6th November 2018.
The Green Paper is entitled “A New Deal for Social Housing”. It is the culmination of the Government’s rethinking of social housing they announced following the appalling Grenfell fire. From November 2017 to March 2018, AV4T assisted the Government to carry out a series of Ministerial consultation events with social housing tenants. The Green Paper is intended to respond to the issues that tenants raised.
One of the issues that tenants raised was that there should be a national voice for tenants speaking to Government about tenant issues. There is a question in the Government’s consultation on this and we particularly want to get views on this before we respond.
We are therefore conducting a survey on this for tenants and others – available here – and we would particularly encourage as many tenants as possible to respond to our survey.