Shelter response to Labour plans to tax second homes
Shelter response to Labour announcement that they will tax second homes and earmark the money for councils to help families housed in temporary accomodation – please see our response below.
Polly Neate, CEO at Shelter said: “Our housing crisis has reached such depths that tens of thousands of families are being tipped into homelessness and forced to live in temporary accommodation. This scandal must be addressed, so it’s good to see this proposal to fund vital homelessness support services.”
“At the same time, we must tackle the root causes of homelessness head on, including the devastating drought of social homes. It’s crucial that we build the social homes this country needs – and that’s why Shelter has launched its own commission into the role of social housing fronted by political figures of all stripes, including leading Labour names Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Ed Miliband MP and Faiza Shaheen.”
Source of information Shelter.