RENT arrears are at an all-time low.
The government has announced the amount owed at below £5 million, meaning that £1 million has been recovered in a year and a half, when the arrears collection strategy started.
It was at its highest before the strategy was put in place, at around £6,017,000.
The government says the figures demonstrated the problem is ‘clearly under control.’
It also noted that some 328 tenants have paid their arrears in full.
One of the most effective steps taken has been to deduct payments from public sector workers’ salaries.