The UK must freeze private rents now – or thousands will be made homeless

Joe Beswick for the Guardian

Joe wrote for Comment is Free on the need for a rent suspension to protect the most economically vulnerable from the worst effects of the looming recession: 

With the Bank of England contemplating the worst recession in 300 years, renters’ incomes are unlikely to bounce back once lockdown lifts, and the impact of the crisis on people’s ability to pay rent will be here to stay. If we are to protect renters, we need to solve the problem of rent.“

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