G. Mooney and L. Poole
Local Economy, vol.20, 2005, p.27-39
Paper explores the campaign against the wholesale transfer of council housing in Glasgow to a registered social landlord and the controversies that have continued since tenants voted in favour of the scheme in 2002. It agrees with the Vote No Campaign that stock transfer represents the privatisation of social housing, but points out that they did not promote a valid alternative in the shape of rejuvenated public sector housing provision.
The Independent, Feb. 15th 2005, p.18
The Home Office has announced a £1.25m initiative to rehabilitate nuisance neighbours. Problem families in 50 areas will be given treatment for drug and alcohol problems and encouraged to send their children to school. Those who refuse to co-operate could be evicted.
(See also The Times, Feb. 15th 2005, p.14; The Guardian, Feb. 15th 2005, p.4)
Critical Social Policy, no.82, 2005, p.115-135
Direct provision of affordable rented housing is fast disappearing in Britain as council housing is transferred en bloc to registered social landlords. Article describes the process as it has unfolded since the late 1980s, and suggests that it imposes long-term risks on tenants and town hall staff, while also generating considerable costs to the taxpayer.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
London: TSO, 2005 (Cm6424)