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A council in Kent is thought to be the first in the country to offer bailout loans to private tenants who can't pay their rent. Ashford Council says it had to act after seeing a 20 per cent rise in evictions.
The loans are aimed at stopping people turning to payday loan companies. The move should also reduce the number needing to be housed by the council in expensive bed and breakfast accommodation. Earlier we spoke to Cllr Aline Hicks and asked her why we're seeing such an increase in evictions?