Thangam Debbonaire – 2021 Comments on Evictions

The comments made by Thangam Debbonaire, the Shadow Housing Secretary, on 8 January 2021.

The Government’s last minute U-turn is not good enough. The virus is more rampant than ever before, yet the government action does not measure up to what was done in March.

The money for homelessness will not get everyone off the streets. The ban on bailiffs does not protect people from eviction.

After almost a year of economic hardship, hundreds of thousands of renters are already behind on their rent and household bills. The Government must keep its promise that nobody will lose their home because of Coronavirus.