Thursday 29 March 2018 / 12:59 PM Housing / Margaret Greenwood

Labour welcomes major housing benefits U-turn and Government enacting another policy from our manifesto – Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the Government’s housing benefit cuts U-turn, said:

“Labour welcomes this major U-turn and the fact that the Government have enacted another policy from our popular manifesto.

“However, housing support has been frozen until 2020 and young people still face major problems in finding affordable housing.

“The sight of young people sleeping on our streets has become all too common under this Conservative Government. Behind the homelessness figures, there are many young adults having to sofa surf or remain living with their parents.

“Labour will invest in genuinely affordable housing, regulate the private rented sector and ensure that all young people have a secure home.”