'Give private landlords tax relief to relieve homelessness crisis'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government

Private landlords should be given tax breaks in order to relieve the housing crisis, London Councils has urged. The capital's councils claim that the withdrawal of private landlords from the social housing market has forced them to put more homeless people in bed and breakfast accommodation. The latest figures show that nearly 900 families with children have been in put up in B&Bs for longer than the six-week limit set out in government guidance. According to a survey of London housing direc...

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