I fully support the campaigning Charity Z2K and the launch of #LifeAfterLockdown. In particular their policy demands listed below:-
"In the wake of #Covid19, urgent changes are needed to our social security and private rented housing systems so that everyone has a safe place to live and enough money to live on. #LifeAfterLockdown cannot just be a return to normal.
Combining what the people involved in our #LifeAfterLockdown project have told us with evidence from our casework, these are the key changes that we would like to see made to the #PrivateRentedSector and #UniversalCredit:
✔️Licensing schemes that ensure properties have to be of a certain standard
✔️#HousingBenefit to be increased to cover median rents, and the #BenefitCap removed
✔️The introduction of deposit 'passporting' so people are able to move when they wish
✔️The £20 uplift to #UniversalCredit maintained beyond March 2021 and applied to all benefits
✔️All benefits increased to be in line with the cost of rent and living
✔️The complete removal of benefit sanctions
✔️An end to benefits stigma"