There is currently no criminal sanction against those subletting their council homes.
Ministers are targeting the 50,000 people who cash in on their council homes by renting them out while they live elsewhere.
Under new laws those abusing the system will have their homes taken off them and face imprisonment, The Daily Telegraph can disclose,
About time too then.
I\’m sure we\’ll see some pieces describing the outrage that this is. That we\’d be disturbing the ecosystem of the lumpenproletariat or something.
But I can\’t see the problem with prosecuting those defrauding the taxpayer really.