The headline messages from a new report produced by Portsmouth Labour Party highlight major housing problems within the city. This is how a new Labour Government would help:
- The bedroom tax is hitting vulnerable and disabled people in Portsmouth – a Labour Government will scrap the bedroom tax.
- Many tenants in Portsmouth are struggling to pay their rents because of the cost of living crisis – Labour will scrap letting fees, introduce a national register of landlords and bring in longer term tenancies with predictable rents.
- Many people in Portsmouth live in bad housing conditions with poor heating and insulation – Labour will make 5 million homes more energy efficient by 2025.
- Portsmouth has a shortage of affordable housing – Labour will get 200,000 homes built a year across the country by 2020, including more homes for social and affordable rent.
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