Friday, 28 October 2016

MoD Accused Of Deliberately Providing Soldiers With Shabby Housing

The Ministry of Defence has been accused of deliberately providing poor quality housing for soldiers and their families - so it can save money by moving them out. MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the MoD was letting family accommodation “degrade”, so that a planned new system of housing looks more attractive. She criticised plans to move armed forces personnel and their families into privately-rented homes, or to help them buy their own home. It would mean that the MoD provided funding to pay their housing costs, rather than directly providing housing at a highly subsidised rent as it does now. Read more on the Newcastle Chronicle website.

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