David Cameron announces plan to end lifetime council tenancies
Council homes for life to be replaced by tenancies lasting as little as five years based on need and income
That at one point in your life you are in need of aid in getting housing is a perfectly good justification for you to be given aid in housing at one time in your life.
Just as not being able to afford food is a good reason for the rest of us to chip in and give you money for food.
However, that you at one point in your life need money for food is not a good reason for the rest of us to subsidise your food for life. Nor is being in need of housing at one point a good reason for the rest of us to subsidise your housing for life.
Time limits on council housing, yup, bring it on!
The homeless charity Shelter said tonight: \”We do not believe the big question in housing policy is security of tenure for new tenants. The prime minister has sidestepped the fundamental cause of our housing crisis – the desperate lack of affordable housing supply.\”
That shortage of course in part being caused by hundreds of thousands of people who no longer need housing subsidy still getting it.