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Jack Dromey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, responding to the Cambridge University study on housing trends commissioned by the Resolution Foundation and Shelter, said;
“This report highlights the growing housing crisis which the Tory-led Government is failing to tackle. In fact, their policies are making things worse not better.
“The research clearly states that unless the economy picks up, a million families will remain locked out of home ownership. The Government needs to change course and implement Labour’s plan for jobs and growth including a bank bonus tax to fund 25,000 affordable homes and get the housebuilding sector and economy going again.”
“With an increasing number of families with children living in the private rented sector, too many face ever-rising rents, unstable tenure and poor standards. The last Labour Government acted to improve protections for tenants but these were rolled back by Grant Shapps who labelled them as 'red-tape'. Families deserve better. That’s why Labour is looking at ways to ensure the sector provides families with homes that are affordable, of a decent standard and provide stability of tenure.”

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