CAN KHAN? Renters throughout UK will be helped to afford food, fuel & other needs if Kahn can control London rents.
RENTERS THROUGHOUT THE UK WILL BE HELPED TO AFFORD FOOD FUEL AND OTHER NEEDS IF KHAN CAN BRING RENTS UNDER CONTROL IN LONDON.
IF KAHN CAN THEN SO CAN OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
According to the 2011 census 58% of households in the London Borough of Haringey rent their homes, 47% in London and 33% in England.
Sadiq Khan committed himself to A LIVING WAGE & A LIVING RENT before he was elected Mayor of London.
He now needs to clarify how he will make both happen for those renters plunged into the housing crisis by the UK property market.
A LIVING WAGE IS one that provides enough minimum income to buy a healthy diet, fuel to cook it and keep warm, and to buy clothes, transport and other necessities...........
...................after rent, income and council taxes have been paid.
A living rent is NOT a third of local average income, or the present government's affordable rent of 80% of the local median income.
A LIVING RENT IS one that leaves enough minimum income to buy a healthy diet, to cook it and keep warm, and to buy clothes, transport and other necessities..............
..........................after income and council taxes have been paid.
A recent article in the Independent showed that the Japanese live longer than the British because they eat a healthy diet.
The current economic injustices, leading to hunger, run so deep because governments do not start with the cost of providing a healthy diet or enough fuel in work and unemployment to individuals and families.
They start with allowing the rents to climb ever higher in the market, so taking more and more of the income needed for food, fuel and other essentials.
The cutting of housing benefit by the benfit cap, the bedroom tax and the local housing allowance makes tenants pay rising rent out of frozen the benefit incomes they need to buy a healthy diet, cook it and keep warm.
Cutting council tax benefit does exactly the same.
Benefit sanctions impose total deprivation from one month to three years.
There a totallly false assumption in government that the unemployed need to be forcibly deprived before they will look for work.
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