With millions in need of social housing (deserving or not but that's another thread) it's a bit rich (pardon the pun) for people on really good incomes (6000 in excess of £ 100k) to be getting subsidised council houses. Surely anyone on or above the average income should be paying market rates for their homes (like all the people who haven't relied on the state for their homes.
I understand it's not right to kick people out of their homes and they were probably completely entitled to the house when they first got it but surely after they hit athreshold they should be given the choice of buying the house or renting it at market rates. The money generated should then be pumped into building new social housing.
Seems obvious to me, it's fair to those outside the social housing system, it creates revenue for new social housing to ease that need, it allows the social housing stock to be constantly renewed, it'll continue to break up the ghetto estates to some extent, what's not to like?
How did we ever get into this mess? Even the Tories are only just playing at it suggesting that people with an income inexcess of £ 100k should have to pay 'near' market rent. For those of you who think means testing is fundamentally wrong think again.