Government moves to prohibit refusal of rent supplement

The Government is expected to shortly enact a measure that would prohibit denying rental accommodation to tenants who get rent supplement.

The Government is expected to shortly enact a measure that would prohibit denying rental accommodation to tenants who get rent supplement.

It is common practice for rental adverts to say that rent supplement is not accepted, but the Coalition is seeking to prohibit that practice.

It is expected that the measure will be enacted with an amendment of equality legislation shortly.

The Amendments to the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No 2) Bil is before the Seanad and is due to be published in the current parliamentary term “and the Bill enacted shortly”, Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said.

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