Labour urges extended eviction ban amid risk of huge job losses – The Guardian

Five-point plan to protect renters comes as poll shows 1.7 million people fear unemployment

Thangam Debbonaire says that although the current protections for renters are ‘woefully inadequate’, not extending them could cause a spike in homelessness. Photograph: PA

Labour is calling on the government to draw up emergency measures to protect renters beyond June as polling shows up to 1.7 million people in the private sector fear that they will lose their jobs this summer.

Dire economic forecasts released this week, including a Bank of England warning that the country faces its worst recession in 300 years, has prompted Labour to rapidly

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