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Lib Dems to push for council house rent freeze

by awitherick on 22 February, 2012

The Labour rules governing council rent increases have been changed by the Coalition to give local councillors a bigger say. The Conservatives are proposing an inflation busting 8.3% increase, whilst the Liberal Democratgroup are fighting to freeze the council house rents.Lib Dem Cllr Allan Witherick, who will be voting for the freeze, said “The old Labour […]

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Local Lib Dem run St Albans City & District Council is hosting a forum on the 23 March for Private Landlords. Cllr Allan Siao Ming Witherick, said: “The Coalition Government has introduced new legislation that will result in significant changes to the amount of housing benefit that can be paid to people on a low […]

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Do you want to extend your lease?

by awitherick on 7 February, 2011

A presentation on the costs and procedures involved in extending a residential lease is being given at the offices of St Albans City and District Council on 23 February at 6.30pm. Everyone who owns a lease to a property bought originally, by them or a previous owner, from the Council under the Right to Buy […]

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Why be in government?

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

With the parliamentary party in government, Liberal Democrats often get asked why are they in a coalition with the Tories. Have “we” given up our principles for power? Do we agree with what the coalition government is doing? All kinds of different questions, especially in light of recent entrapment exercises with the press which showed […]

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Social housing for St Albans people

by awitherick on 19 December, 2010

The way that Council houses and housing association properties are allocated to people on the waiting list – Choice Based Lettings system – was updated to reflect people’s needs and to make the best use of available properties by the Liberal Democrat Cabinet. The main changes, which will make it easier for people to change […]

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