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“This rent freeze comes at a time where it will ultimately save lives.” Emma Roddick MSP

Highlands & Islands MSP Emma Roddick has pressed the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at FMQs on her pledge to introduce a rent freeze following positive comments from homelessness charity Shelter Scotland on the move. Emma Roddick: Increased Child Payment & The Rent Freeze – Supporting People When They Need It

Highlighting the approval by Shelter, who told the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee that the rent freeze was “very welcome in the context of the cost-of-living”, Ms Roddick indicated that she looked forward to taking part in debates around the emergency legislation next week.

Emma Roddick said:

“As many will know, housing is an issue that I am deeply passionate about, and this rent freeze comes at a time where it will ultimately save lives.

“I am very pleased that organisations such as Shelter Scotland are getting onboard with what are vital measures in alleviating some of the pressures faced by many across Scotland thanks to the Tory cost-of-living crisis.

“It is reassuring to hear that the Scottish Government will continue to work closely with Shelter Scotland and others over the next week to ensure that we are getting the bill right for those who will need it the most.

“I look forward to continuing the conversation and debating the details of the emergency legislation when they emerge.”

In response to Ms Roddick, the First Minister welcomed Shelter Scotland’s approval and pledged to continue working with the organisation