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RLA Welcomes New Housing Minister

Dr Tom Simcock
Written by Dr Tom Simcock

Alok Sharma MP (Reading West) has been appointed the new Housing and Planning Minister having previously been a Junior Foreign office Minister.

The RLA would like to congratulate Mr Sharma on his appointment and we are writing to him seeking an early meeting.

Commenting on the appointment of Reading West MP, Alok Sharma, as the new Housing Minister, RLA Chairman, Alan Ward said:

“We welcome the new Minster to what is a crucial role in Government and look forward to working with him.

“As he gets to work, we urge him to reflect positively on the contribution that the private rented sector and the majority of landlords who are individuals or small businesses can make to tackling the housing crisis.

“Through better enforcement of regulations to root out criminal landlords; pro-growth taxation; and a planning system that frees up small plots of unused public sector land for new homes we can ensure that the sector meets the needs of those who rely on the sector for a place to live.”

About the author

Dr Tom Simcock

Dr Tom Simcock

Tom is the Senior Researcher for the RLA and leads the RLA’s research lab; the Private renting Evidence, Analysis and Research Lab (PEARL). His expertise lies in researching change in society, public policy and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Tom’s research on housing has received national media coverage, featuring on the front page of The Times, has influenced government policy making, and has been cited in debates in the House of Commons, House of Lords and by the London Mayor.

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