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"The government’s coronavirus response is providing landlords with free money"

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cheeseismydownfall Tue 12-May-20 19:06:53

I've been pondering about where the eye-watering sum of public money currently being pumped into the furlough scheme is actually ending up. I found this aticle in the Guardian which I think is well worth reading - it describes how the furlough scheme is essentially shielding relatively well-off asset owners (landlords) and banks from being hit by their 'fair share' of the cost of the crisis, while still leaving low-income workers struggling. I don't know what the answer is, but I think the questions raised deserve more attention than they are getting in the national debate.

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/13/britain-coronavirus-bailout-rich-

www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2020/05/rentier-landlords-rent-coronavirus-government-loans-mortgage-holiday

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