Jeremy Hunt facing calls to protect people from Christmas evictions

‘Nightmare before Christmas’: Over 60,000 facing higher bills for housing

Andrew Woodcock
Political Editor
Tuesday 13 December 2022 22:52 GMT
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is facing calls for swift action to prevent people from losing their homes over the festive season, amid warnings that tens of thousands of households face huge rises in housing bills in the final weeks of 2022.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey called for an emergency ban on bank repossessions over the Christmas period, similar to protections offered to mortgage holders during the Covid lockdowns.

And he said the government should immediately implement its long-promised ban on no-fault evictions to protect renters, along with a moratorium on evictions based on rent arrears.

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