Posted: 18 January 2018

RMBC Cabinet agreed to  reduce council house rents by 1% in line with requirements by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 at their meeting on 15th January 2018.

The followingwas also agreed:

  • That there is a 3% increase to charges for garage rents, communal facilities, cooking gas and laundry facilities in 2018/19 in line with the increase in Consumer Price Index as at September 2017;
  • That the unit charge per Kwh for District Heating Schemes remains at the same level as agreed by the Council in December 2017.
  • That the draft Housing Revenue Account budget for 2018/19 be approved.

RMBC Link here.

The Draft Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2017 to 2018  was also approved. Projections for the future investment in council housing and tenant services are more positive than predicted a year ago. 

Draft Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2017-18