Below is the text of the comments made by Thangam Debbonaire, the Shadow Housing Secretary, on 9 July 2020.
It is unacceptable that the Chancellor tried to sneak out this huge bung to second home owners and landlords while millions of people are desperate for support. He should be targeting support to those who need it, not helping people invest in buy-to-let properties and holiday homes.
An unnecessary subsidy for second home-owners will only worsen the housing crisis by reducing the supply of homes overall.
We need a credible plan from Tory Ministers to build the homes our country needs and get people on to the housing ladder. We didn’t see that this week.