Tenants should not be punished by rises

An MHK says rents should be frozen in public sector housing until means testing is introduced to make the system fairer.

Onchan member Rob Callister doesn’t believe ‘tenants should be punished’ by annual rises whilst major policies are still being developed by the government.

The Cabinet Office is still grappling with the principles of a means testing system – an update is expected before the end of the year.

Mr Callister wants to see any changes based on a ‘solid foundation of financial information’.

Source: Manx Radio