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Government's extension of the pause on repossession action for renters "a sticking plaster not a cure" says Citizens Advice

Responding to the government’s announcement of an extension to the pause on repossession action for renters, Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, says

“Extending the pause on repossession action is important recognition from the government that many renters are facing real hardship during the coronavirus outbreak, and will give thousands of people a welcome breathing space. 

“But simply extending the pause of repossession is a sticking plaster not a cure. People who have fallen behind on rent arrears and those who have been furloughed or lost their jobs will need the security of proper reform to the rules governing evictions.  

“We look forward to working with the government in the coming weeks on changes to make sure they keep their promise, that no renter should lose their home because of coronavirus.”