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Evidence session on Government support for private renters

26 June 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continues its inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector on Monday 29 June when it takes evidence from Shelter, Generation Rent and the National Residential Landlords Association.


The economic consequences of Covid-19 have seen many people unable to pay their rent due to having a reduced salary or losing their jobs. The Government announced a temporary ban on evictions lasting until August, meaning those affected will still have a place to live but will be amassing rent arrears.

Purpose of the session

The session will investigate the scale of the problem and the likely consequences for renters when the moratorium on evictions comes to an end. It will also investigate what more the Government can do to support renters given the ongoing economic consequences of Covid-19.

The work follows up on the Committee's interim report, published in May, and the Government's response.


Monday 29 June 

At 3.30pm

  • Ruth Ehrlich, Policy Officer, Shelter
  • Caitlin Wilkinson, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Generation Rent
  • Chris Norris, Director of Policy, National Residential Landlords Association

Further information

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