Council house rent reduction in Rugby proposed - The Rugby Observer

Council house rent reduction in Rugby proposed

Rugby Editorial 7th Jan, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

COUNCIL house rents in Rugby Borough could be cut by one per cent – an average of 85p per week.

If approved, the reduction in Rugby Borough Council’s (RBC) income will be balanced by restructuring debt repayments and by making efficiency savings – allowing the council’s ongoing housing improvement programme to continue.

RBC community spokeswoman Coun Leigh Hunt said: “The proposed reduction in rent will, I am sure, be welcomed by all of our tenants.

“We continue to provide an excellent housing service for our tenants, who are now benefiting from our investment programme that includes replacement doors and windows, and conversion from electric heating to gas.

“With the first new council houses for many years now complete at Sewell Place, and with new affordable housing due at the mast site, we are taking a number of approaches to providing more affordable housing for the people of Rugby.”

A spokesman added RBC’s cabinet would recommend the council absorb any extra costs resulting from the government’s new social housing policies covering eligibility and length of tenancies in the 2016/17 financial year.

RBC’s cabinet will discuss the recommendation on Monday (January 11). If approved, the cabinet will recommend the cut to a meeting of the full council to be held in February.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Rugby Observer newspaper.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.