A Communities and Local Government department spokesperson said: ‘Ministers recognise the valuable work that social landlords do providing good quality housing and support to millions of tenants.
So Shapps stating the exact opposite was purely political posturing by him. Good of the CLG to confirm that!
Even your own department cant find the words to support you minister not what you call a lazy consensus there as Im sure theyve spent the last few days trying to find the words to dig you out of your self-created hole and this is the best they can come up with!!
Are they preparing a response to your plan to up council rents by 41% by 2015? You know the ones you triedd to bury in the RtB draft impact assessment that breached the cabinet code and plans rent increases triple the rate of inflation for council tenants and twice the inflation rate for HA tenants but below inflation rates for private! Or is that news release being planned by DWP who've just realised it adds £5bn to the overall HB bill?