Tuesday 16 March 2021 / 12:01 AM Homelessness / Thangam Debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire responds to Shelter report indicating more than six million people in England are more worried about becoming homeless due to the pandemic

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to a report by Shelter indicating that more than six million people in England are more worried about becoming homeless due to the pandemic, said:

“A decade of Conservative Governments has weakened the foundations of our economy. As a result, we came into this crisis with too many people just a few steps away from homelessness.

“Renters have been barely considered throughout this crisis. The Government promised that no-one will lose their home because of coronavirus, but holes in their so-called evictions ban mean thousands of people have been made homeless at the height of the pandemic.

“The Government must strengthen the ban on evictions and deal with the growing arrears crisis.”