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Debtors react to £6 million rent arrears

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Around 100 people have come forward in the past month to either pay off their housing rent arrears in full or offer to enter into a repayment agreement.

This was announced by Housing Minister Samantha Sacramento in Parliament yesterday in answer to probing questions from the GSD which prompted a series of heated exchanges and necessitated the intervention of the Speaker.

It was revealed during the last session of Parliament that rent arrears on government properties had peaked at over £6 million. That revelation prompted mass public debate and the Government has since announced a series of initiatives to pursue the collection of housing arrears.

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