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Decision details

SCC response to government consultation on the Rent Standard

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The report provided the Housing Policy Committee with a copy of the response to the Secretary of State on changes to the Rent Standard. The response was approved in October by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Housing Policy Committee in conjunction with the Leader to meet the consultation deadline and submitted on behalf of Sheffield City Council.


RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Housing Policy Committee:-


1.     Notes the response that was submitted and the implications on the Housing Revenue Account that were highlighted.

2.     Notes that a further report will be submitted to the Housing Policy Committee once the outcomes of the consultation are known to inform a decision regarding council housing rents for 2023/24.


Reasons for Decision


Members are asked to note the response provided and the potential impacts on the Housing Revenue Account noted in the response. The Council are unable to set rents for council housing until the outcome of the consultation is known. A further report will be required to the Housing Policy Committee and/or to Strategy and Resources Committee to confirm council housing rents for 2022/23 depending on when the final determination is issued.


Alternatives Considered and Rejected


The Secretary of State provided the opportunity for Registered Providers to respond to their consultation proposals. There are significant potential implications arising from the proposals, so it was important for the Council to respond to highlight these to the government in the required timescales.


Report author: Janet Sharpe

Publication date: 18/11/2022

Date of decision: 10/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2022 - Housing Policy Committee

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