Government to provide financial support for students in private accommodation

Government to provide financial support for students in private accommodation

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With the latest lockdown resulting in students being advised not to return to campus, many are once again paying rent for accommodation that they are unable to occupy.

At the same time, as a result of the pandemic, the opportunity to find employment during the vacations has been severely curtailed. Most students rely on this additional income to supplement the paltry sums available through Student Finance to cover the basic costs of living, including rent. 

While students in university accommodation are being offered rebates and reductions in rent for periods in which they are unable to occupy their accommodation, there is no onus on private landlords to do the same.

We ask the Government and Universities to work together to provide financial assistance and alleviate the financial distress of students renting accommodation from private landlords.

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