The Tory-driven cost of living crisis is still ravaging the UK. Inflation is still high, wages still low and the cost of necessities like food and energy keep rising. The single cost that is rising the most for the average person though, is rent and mortgages. In August 2023 rent prices increased 12%. If you exclude London where rent costs have totally spiralled out of control, the average renter spends 24% of their weekly income on rent alone. This is far more than homeowners spend on their mortgages. That does not mean that homeowners aren’t also having to pay more on their mortgages due to increasing inflation and high mortgage rates. In Nottingham more residents rent than own their own property, meaning that skyrocketing rents affect more people.
Nottingham Labour confirmed today (22 May) at Full Council the political and civic leadership of the city, after securing an increased majority at the local elections. A total of 51 out of 55 councillors at Nottingham City Council, are now Labour. This gives us a strong mandate to implement the manifesto over the next four years and continue to fight for and improve the lives of Nottingham residents.
Regarding the recent publication of a residential property tribunal judgement Portfolio Holder for Housing and Human Resources Councillor Toby Neal has said:
“ I am astonished at the contribution from the tribunal, one I believe to be outside its remit. There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of the law which is especially surprising given that the rules around Selective Licensing schemes are clear and long-standing.
Nottingham Labour believes in council housing, we want to build more, but the Conservatives are making it hard for us. The number of houses we… Read More »Government Rejects Nottingham’s Bid for More Council Homes
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Conservative Councillors voted against Nottingham Labour’s motion calling on the Government to pause the rollout of Universal Credit before it hits our City, supporting a… Read More »Conservative Councillors voted against Nottingham Labour’s call for a pause to Universal Credit.
We have approved £8.4 million worth of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks in Nottingham City, despite the government breaking… Read More »Nottingham Labour approves fire sprinkler works despite governments broken promise on funding