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
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