Lower rents are the key

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In reference to Social Housing Rent Reductions of 50% for those living in Council Houses this would not cost the taxpayer money because the rent reduction would be accompanied by housing benefit reductions.

If Social Housing Rent was 50% cheaper then Housing Benefit would be 50% cheaper.

There would be less spent on benefits and there would be more money available for tax reductions. One of the biggest groups to directly benefit from the rent reductions would be those pensioners living in sheltered housing schemes.

I believe that if we reduced costs then benefits could then be reduced.

Lower Benefit spending equals increased incentives to work and lower taxes for the majority.

Oliver Healey