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New subsidy for the building of private rented housing “a step in the wrong direction”

New scheme not aimed at affordable housing and increases subsidies for already over-subsidised private landlords

A NEW Scottish Government subsidy announced today to guarantee income for developers in the building of private rented sector housing is a backwards step which will accelerate privatisation in the rental market and increase unaffordability for tenants, the Common Weal think-tank has argued.

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