Eviction ban in England and Wales to be extended until 20 September, Sky News understands – Sky News

The eviction ban in England and Wales will be extended until 20 September, Sky News understands.

Ministers have come under pressure to extend the ban, amid warnings thousands of renters could lose their homes otherwise.

An official announcement is expected to be made later.

Image: Charities say that if the ban ends without extra protection, there could be a ‘devastating homelessness crisis’

The ban, which was announced in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, is currently due to end on Monday.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, the ban has been extended to March in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has welcomed the “11th hour U-turn”, but said the ban should remain in force until a “credible plan” is in place to stop anyone losing their home because of the pandemic.

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