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Private sector tenants need protection, says SVP

The high cost of rent is a factor preventing many households from being able to afford a minimum essential standard of living


SVP welcomes aspects of Budget 2017, but says public investment must be prioritised

While the transformative policies of Early Childhood Care and Education, social housing provision and energy retrofitting of homes were welcome, according to the society, significantly greater public investment is required over the longer term.


Calls for rent aid review for all counties

“Most families in hotels and B&Bs are being forced into homelessness and emergency accommodation because of huge rent increases in private rental sector" - SVP.


New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.


SVP accuses Troika of ‘muted response’ to hardship

Charity continues to pick up the pieces of peoples’ lives following austerity and cuts.

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