Scottish Labour leadership contender calls for 12,000 new social homes for rent every year to tackle housing crisis

Scottish Labour leadership contender calls for 12,000 new social homes for rent every year to tackle housing crisis
 

Scottish Labour leadership contender Richard Leonard is calling for a pension-funded scheme to help build 12,000 new social homes for rent each year.
Leonard’s ambitious proposal is among wide-ranging plans to improve living standards, control rent and help people out of fuel poverty.
The left-winger wants to use a Scottish Investment Bank to invest in housing. He also proposes using public sector pension funds to establish a Scottish Public Provident Fund to invest in local infrastructure.
His 12,000 annual target is higher than the SNP’s promise to build 35,000 over the course of this... read more

 
6 October 2017 in Politics, Views: 79
Source: Daily Record
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