Call to freeze all UK private rents to help 1m workers at risk of losing jobs – The Guardian

Thinktank wants three-month suspension during Covid-19 pandemic to protect financially vulnerable

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Research has shown millions of renters are choosing between paying rent or putting food on the table during the lockdown. Photograph: Paul Maguire/Alamy Stock Photo

More than a million renters in Britain risk losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic and should be protected by an immediate rent freeze, according to a thinktank.

Calling on the government to suspend all private rents for three months as an emergency measure to protect those most at risk, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) said 1.2

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