Plans proposed in the government’s infinite wisdom could see people evicted from their homes if they get a wage rise. What a wonderful incentive to stay on benefits instead of serving as a economic boost for the country. The plan however does seem to be limited to those tennants that are living in council property not the private sector tennants. Which likely limits the number of people who are going to be effected by the scheme – I dont know anyone who is living in council property. I dont even know where council property exists anymore everything seems to have been taken up by the private sector now.
Further, the councils in control of the properties are going to be given the right to decide on what fixed terms are used, and more importantly weather or not to apply the new powers to the existing tenants. So its entirely likely these new powers will serve absolutely no purpose in the long run.
I suspect that the councils controlled by the conservatives is the one most likely to take advantage of this scheme. It is however not the message they want to be sending: Get Rich, Get Evicted.